An experimental study on the applicability of acoustic emission for wind turbine gearbox health diagnosis

Juan Luis Ferrando Chacon, Estefania Artigao Andicoberry, Vassilis Kappatos, Mayorkinos Papaelias, Cem Selcuk, Tat Hean Gan*

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Resumé

Condition monitoring of wind turbine gearboxes has mainly relied upon vibration, oil analysis and temperature monitoring. However, these techniques are not well suited for detecting early stage damage. Acoustic emission is gaining ground as a complementary condition monitoring technique as it offers earlier fault detection capability compared with other more established techniques. The objective of early fault detection in wind turbine gearboxes is to avoid unexpected catastrophic breakdowns, thereby reducing maintenance costs and increase safety. The aim of this investigation is to present an experimental study the impact of operational conditions (load and torque) in the acoustic emission activity generated within the wind turbine gearbox. The acoustic emission signature for a healthy wind turbine gearbox was obtained as a function of torque and power output, for the full range of operational conditions. Envelope analysis was applied to the acoustic emission signals to investigate repetitive patterns and correlate them with specific gearbox components. The analysis methodology presented herewith can be used for the reliable assessment of wind turbine gearbox subcomponents using acoustic emission.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Low Frequency Noise, Vibration and Active Control
Vol/bind35
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)64-76
ISSN1461-3484
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1. mar. 2016
Udgivet eksterntJa

Fingeraftryk

transmissions (machine elements)
wind turbines
acoustic emission
wind turbine
Acoustic emissions
Wind turbines
health
experimental study
Health
Condition monitoring
fault detection
Fault detection
torque
Torque
monitoring
Loads (forces)
vibration
maintenance
safety
envelopes

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Chacon, Juan Luis Ferrando ; Andicoberry, Estefania Artigao ; Kappatos, Vassilis ; Papaelias, Mayorkinos ; Selcuk, Cem ; Gan, Tat Hean. / An experimental study on the applicability of acoustic emission for wind turbine gearbox health diagnosis. I: Journal of Low Frequency Noise, Vibration and Active Control. 2016 ; Bind 35, Nr. 1. s. 64-76.
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An experimental study on the applicability of acoustic emission for wind turbine gearbox health diagnosis. / Chacon, Juan Luis Ferrando; Andicoberry, Estefania Artigao; Kappatos, Vassilis; Papaelias, Mayorkinos; Selcuk, Cem; Gan, Tat Hean.

I: Journal of Low Frequency Noise, Vibration and Active Control, Bind 35, Nr. 1, 01.03.2016, s. 64-76.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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