This paper investigates the efforts to improve the reliability of wind turbines through the physics-of-failure based approach. Critical subassemblies of modern wind turbines are highlighted and their current reliability is reported. The application of the physics-of-failure based reliability assessment is presented for improving the performance of a wind turbine’s blades, gearbox, and converter subassemblies.
- Advanced Energy Systems Division and Solar Energy Division
Reliability Analysis of Wind Turbines
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DeVoto, D, & McCluskey, P. "Reliability Analysis of Wind Turbines." Proceedings of the ASME 2009 3rd International Conference on Energy Sustainability collocated with the Heat Transfer and InterPACK09 Conferences. ASME 2009 3rd International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Volume 2. San Francisco, California, USA. July 19–23, 2009. pp. 1041-1045. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ES2009-90474
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