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Title: Reliable, Lightweight Transmissions For Off-Shore, Utility Scale Wind Turbines

Abstract

The objective of this project was to reduce the technical risk for a hydrostatic transmission based drivetrain for high-power utility-size wind turbines. A theoretical study has been performed to validate the reduction of cost of energy (CoE) for the wind turbine, identify risk mitigation strategies for the drive system and critical components, namely the pump, shaft connection and hydrostatic transmission (HST) controls and address additional benefits such as reduced deployment costs, improved torque density and improved mean time between repairs (MTBR).

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Eaton Corporation, 4201 N. 27th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53216-1807
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE EE Office of Wind and Hydropower Technologies (EE-2B); USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1054152
Report Number(s):
DOE/EE/05190
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0005190
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; Hydrostatic transmission; improved reliability; reduced capital cost and deployment cost; nacelle weight reduction; on-ground generator; drivetrain technology risk; extensive use of commercially available components; drivetrain scalability beyond 5 MW; hydraulic pump

Citation Formats

Jean-Claude Ossyra. Reliable, Lightweight Transmissions For Off-Shore, Utility Scale Wind Turbines. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.2172/1054152.
Jean-Claude Ossyra. Reliable, Lightweight Transmissions For Off-Shore, Utility Scale Wind Turbines. United States. doi:10.2172/1054152.
Jean-Claude Ossyra. Thu . "Reliable, Lightweight Transmissions For Off-Shore, Utility Scale Wind Turbines". United States. doi:10.2172/1054152. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1054152.
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author = {Jean-Claude Ossyra},
abstractNote = {The objective of this project was to reduce the technical risk for a hydrostatic transmission based drivetrain for high-power utility-size wind turbines. A theoretical study has been performed to validate the reduction of cost of energy (CoE) for the wind turbine, identify risk mitigation strategies for the drive system and critical components, namely the pump, shaft connection and hydrostatic transmission (HST) controls and address additional benefits such as reduced deployment costs, improved torque density and improved mean time between repairs (MTBR).},
doi = {10.2172/1054152},
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place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {10}
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