Reliability comparison of direct-drive and geared-drive wind turbine concepts
Article first published online: 28 JUL 2009
Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Volume 13, Issue 1, pages 62–73, January 2010
How to Cite
Arabian-Hoseynabadi, H., Tavner, P. J. and Oraee, H. (2010), Reliability comparison of direct-drive and geared-drive wind turbine concepts. Wind Energ., 13: 62–73. doi: 10.1002/we.357
- Issue published online: 18 JAN 2010
- Article first published online: 28 JUL 2009
- Manuscript Revised: 8 JUN 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 8 JUN 2009
- Manuscript Received: 18 OCT 2008
- wind turbine;
- direct-drive concept;
- reliability model
This paper proposes for wind turbines (WTs) an analytical reliability method, used on other engineering systems, to compare the reliability of different turbine concepts. The main focus of the paper is to compare the reliability of geared generator and direct-drive concept WTs. Modification methods are also recommended for improving the availability of WTs and geared generator concept incorporating doubly fed induction generator. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.