Research and Development of the Wind Turbine Reliability
International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Applications
Volume 6, Issue 2, April 2018, Pages: 35-45
Received: Mar. 19, 2018; Accepted: Apr. 3, 2018; Published: May 18, 2018
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Yao Li, The State of Key Laboratory of Mechanical Transmissions, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China
Caichao Zhu, The State of Key Laboratory of Mechanical Transmissions, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China
Chaosheng Song, The State of Key Laboratory of Mechanical Transmissions, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China
Jianjun Tan, The State of Key Laboratory of Mechanical Transmissions, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China
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With the rapid development of wind power industry, the wind turbine reliability has become a hotspot in wind power research. The failure modes and research progress of wind turbine reliability both at home and abroad were analyzed. The failure modes, failure causes and detection methods of some key components in the wind turbines were summarized. Also, the frequently used methods of reliability analysis and research status of wind turbine reliability were analyzed. Following this, research focuses, methods and measures to improve wind turbine reliability were presented. We also shed light on the condition monitoring and assessment process with condition monitoring system and supervisory control and data acquisition. It is of great significance to reduce the cost of operation and maintenance and to improve the safety of wind turbines.
Wind Turbines, Failure Modes, Reliability Analysis, Condition Monitoring, Assessment
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Yao Li, Caichao Zhu, Chaosheng Song, Jianjun Tan, Research and Development of the Wind Turbine Reliability, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Applications. Vol. 6, No. 2, 2018, pp. 35-45. doi: 10.11648/j.ijmea.20180602.14
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