Optimal Dynamic Analysis of Electrical/Electronic Components in Wind Turbines

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Authors

External organisations

  • CUNEF-Ingenium, University College of Financial Studies
  • ETSI Industriales, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
  • Universidad de Castilla La-Mancha

Abstract

Electrical and electronic components are very important subcomponents in modern industrial wind turbines. Complex multimegawatt wind turbines are continuously being installed both onshore and offshore, continuously increasing the demand for sophisticated electronic and electrical components. In this work, most critical electrical and electronic components in industrial wind turbines have been identified and the applicability of appropriate condition monitoring processes simulated. A fault tree dynamic analysis has been carried out by binary decision diagrams to obtain the system failure probability over time and using different time increments to evaluate the system. This analysis allows critical electrical and electronic components of the converters to be identified in different conditions. The results can be used to develop a scheduled maintenance that improves the decision making and reduces the maintenance costs.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1111
Number of pages19
JournalEnergies
Volume10
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2017

Keywords

  • fault tree analysis , binary diagram decisions , wind turbines , converters , condition monitoring , maintenance management