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Wind Load Analysis for Drivetrain Reliability
Join Dr. Adrijan Ribaric for a presentation on wind loads analysis and the impact they have on drivetrain life. The webinar will introduce Sentient’s wind load capabilities calculating loads derived from 10 min average historical SCADA data.
Today, Wind Turbine OEMS utilize design load cases for the design and certification of wind turbines. These load cases are applied to ensure that turbines operate in a stochastic environment for at least 20 years.
However, reliability analysis should not stop at the design stage. Once a turbine is commissioned, consequent reliability analysis should also be conducted in order to understand how long a turbine will truly last at an installed location with the exposed environmental conditions.