Modelling of Generator Failures within a Wind Turbine

J.A. Andrawus (UK)

Keywords

Modelling, simulation, wind turbine, generator failure

Abstract

Failure modelling is a practical means of assessing and improving the performance of an asset over its life-cycle. Failure characteristic of generators within a particular type of 600 kW wind turbine is assessed and modelled by using Reliasoft Weibull++ 7 software. The shape (β) and scale (η) parameters of the generator are estimated. The estimated parameters are used to populate the Reliability Block Diagrams to model the failures of the generator.

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