Yaoyu Li is Professor of Mechanical Engineering. His expertese is in "monitoring and control systems that boost the energy efficiency of buildings and vehicles and maximize the energy captured from wind and sunlight." His research interests include:
- Control, modeling, optimization and condition monitoring of mechanical and electromechanical systems
- Building HVAC systems: dynamic modeling, control, energy management and fault detection
- Energy management and control for smart buildings, smart grid and microgrid systems
- Control and condition monitoring for wind energy systems
- Control and diagnostics of photovoltaic systems
- Power management and battery management for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles; intelligent transportation systems
- Extremum Seeking Control (ESC) under actuation nonlinearities and ESC integrated diagnostics
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Platform Stabilization and Load Reduction of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines Using Dynamic Vibration Absorbers Floating offshore wind turbine (FOWT) is deemed the primary solution to the future penetration of wind power generation into deep water, while desirable FOWT operation faces significant challenge of under-actuation to meet ...
When applying ESC to a complex system, internal variables within the system may be subject to constraints that cannot be handled explicitly by limiting the range of the variable(s) manipulated by ESC. This is particularly ...