Laboratory for inside-sensoring
Wind turbine generators (WTG) are dynamically highly stressed, which can lead to bearing and gear damages. For targeted improvements in design, production and choice of material meaningful metrics are missing. The individual transmission components (gears, bearings, shafts) are metrologically not accessible during operation, so far. A few states can be observed from the outside, e. g., temperature changes on the housing or noises or vibrations. But, the causes of problems are mostly inside the gear housing. These include mechanical stresses which may lead to undue distortion of the individual teeth and subsequently to wear of the tooth flanks.
- Development of sensing prototypes
- Order and reference measurement
- Development of new measurement and evaluation strategies
- Software development