Failure Analysis of Wind Turbine Planetary Gear

Artur Bejger, Ewelina Frank, Przemysław Bartoszko
2021 Energies  
The article presents selected problems related to an analysis of damage to wind turbine planetary gear. It is the most vital element installed in wind turbines, affecting the operational costs (prolonged downtime), and costs of repairs and servicing including delivery of required components. The authors have analyzed the wear/failure of planetary gear. The process initiating fatigue wear, different from similar devices in other industries, can be easily observed in wind turbine gear. This
more » ... ishes a specific direction of research into the causes, and early detection of 'gas spots' on gear teeth as they seem to trigger fatigue wear.
doi:10.3390/en14206768 fatcat:lihxlt5ydrfpfpezvn7hqt4tpu