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Energies 2017, 10(8), 1111; doi:10.3390/en10081111

Optimal Dynamic Analysis of Electrical/Electronic Components in Wind Turbines

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Ingenium Research Group, Universidad Castilla-La Mancha, 13071 Ciudad Real, Spain
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CUNEF-Ingenium, University College of Financial Studies, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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School of Electronic, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
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School of Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
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Received: 23 May 2017 / Revised: 28 June 2017 / Accepted: 18 July 2017 / Published: 31 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Collection Wind Turbines)
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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. View Full-Text
Keywords: fault tree analysis; binary diagram decisions; wind turbines; converters; condition monitoring; maintenance management fault tree analysis; binary diagram decisions; wind turbines; converters; condition monitoring; maintenance management
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García Márquez, F.P.; Pliego Marugán, A.; Pinar Pérez, J.M.; Hillmansen, S.; Papaelias, M. Optimal Dynamic Analysis of Electrical/Electronic Components in Wind Turbines. Energies 2017, 10, 1111.

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