Thermal modelling of a small wind turbine gearbox for condition monitoring

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Abstract

This paper details the development of a mathematical thermal model of a small wind turbine gearbox for use in condition monitoring. The model was optimised and partially validated using experimental data from a wind turbine drivetrain test rig. The model was then used to mimic bearing faults, by simulating additional heat losses at respective faulty components. The extent to which the thermal behaviour changed as a result of a fault was studied, with a view to use such an approach to detect and locate faults.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 2018
EventThe 7th International Conference on Renewable Power Generation (RPG2018) - DTU, Lyngby, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 26 Sep 201827 Sep 2018
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Conference

ConferenceThe 7th International Conference on Renewable Power Generation (RPG2018)
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period26/09/1827/09/18
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Keywords

  • gearbox
  • wind turbine
  • condition monitoring
  • thermal modelling

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