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Predicting fatigue and lifetime of operating wind assets

Supply chain, logistics and O&M on land and at sea

When: Thursday, 30 November 2017, 9:30 - 10:45
Where: G105

Session description

Local wind farm conditions can have a strong influence on turbine fatigue and lifetime. It is important to understand the link between weather conditions and fatigue damage. This session will consider a number of modelling techniques to allow this link to be made and to assess remaining useful lifetime for turbine components.

Learning objectives

  1. Explain how weather conditions influence component failure
  2. Show how to calculate remaining useful life of components and turbines
  3. Examine the link between weather conditions and main bearing load

Session chair

Michael Wilkinson
Senior Engineer, DNV GL - Energy


The financial benefits of various catastrophic failure prevention strategies in a wind farm: two market studies (UK-Spain)

Nurseda Yildirim
University of Zaragoza/CIRCE

Modelling wind turbine failures based on weather conditions

Maik Reder
PhD Fellow, CIRCE - University of Zaragoza

How to calculate Remaining Useful Life on Wind Farms

Jose Javier Ripa
Senior Engineer, UL Renewables

Investigation of the Relationship Between Main Bearing Loads and Wind Field Characteristics

Edward Hart
PhD Student, University of Strathclyde

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