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Title: Removable bearing arrangement for a wind turbine generator

Abstract

A wind generator having removable change-out bearings includes a rotor and a stator, locking bolts configured to lock the rotor and stator, a removable bearing sub-assembly having at least one shrunk-on bearing installed, and removable mounting bolts configured to engage the bearing sub-assembly and to allow the removable bearing sub-assembly to be removed when the removable mounting bolts are removed.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176351
Patent Number(s):
7736125
Application Number:
12/074,629
Assignee:
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H02 - GENERATION H02K - DYNAMO-ELECTRIC MACHINES
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99GO10337
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Bagepalli, Bharat Sampathkumaran, Jansen, Patrick Lee, and Gadre, Aniruddha Dattatraya. Removable bearing arrangement for a wind turbine generator. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Bagepalli, Bharat Sampathkumaran, Jansen, Patrick Lee, & Gadre, Aniruddha Dattatraya. Removable bearing arrangement for a wind turbine generator. United States.
Bagepalli, Bharat Sampathkumaran, Jansen, Patrick Lee, and Gadre, Aniruddha Dattatraya. Tue . "Removable bearing arrangement for a wind turbine generator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176351.
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author = {Bagepalli, Bharat Sampathkumaran and Jansen, Patrick Lee and Gadre, Aniruddha Dattatraya},
abstractNote = {A wind generator having removable change-out bearings includes a rotor and a stator, locking bolts configured to lock the rotor and stator, a removable bearing sub-assembly having at least one shrunk-on bearing installed, and removable mounting bolts configured to engage the bearing sub-assembly and to allow the removable bearing sub-assembly to be removed when the removable mounting bolts are removed.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {6}
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