I am working on designing and implementing a (Hinf or gain-scheduled) feedback controller for the NREL 5MW baseline turbine (described in ) on a semi-submersible platform. Currently, I focus on regulating both the generator speed and the platform motion in Region III. I understand that the baseline turbine is designed to work in pitch-to-feather mode and the baseline gain-scheduled PI controller introduced in  is consistent with this. However, in my simulations, I found I could get better performance in terms of generator speed and platform motion regulation under pitch-to-stall mode than under pitch-to-feather mode. I just wonder whether it makes sense to use pitch-to-stall mode for my control purpose.
Thank you. Look forward to your reply.
 Jonkman, Jason, et al. “Definition of a 5-MW reference wind turbine for offshore system development.” National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, Technical Report No. NREL/TP-500-38060 (2009).
It is been so long since I wrote that report that I cannot remember the effect of the smoothing, but certainly the stall characteristics of an airfoil are important for pitch-to-stall-regulated turbines.
Thanks again for your clarification. I found the modified airfoil data files in the post you provided. Here I wonder whether those files are exclusively for stall mode or they can also be used for feather mode as well. This concern is related to whether I need to switch between different files when I switch between stall and feather modes.
I’m sure you can use the same files for both pitch-to-stall and pitch-to-feather studies. I can’t remember the effect of the smoothing on the pitch-to-stall study, but certainly the stall characteristics are more important for pitch-to-stall-regulated turbines. You could always run a few cases using both sets of data to see the influence yourself.