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    Aufbau FVA-Gondel
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    4MW-Prüfstand mit HybridDrive
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    Campus Melaten

WEA-GLiTS

The objective of this research project is to develop a material concept for journal bearings for the use as main bearings in wind turbine generators (WTG). Moreover, in cooperation with research institutes and industry partners the project deliverables will show that layers of hybrid matrix materials, coated by thermal spraying, are suited in particular for large journal bearings. Advantages of journal bearings over conventional roller bearings are, among others, high durability, damping, less installation space and easy replaceability. Hence, the innovative material concept may lead to decrease main bearing’s manufacturing and maintenance costs. The Chair for Wind Power Drives will lead the research activities and contributes its expertise in drivetrain design, simulation and testing. During the project, several material sample tests and model experiments will define the material characteristics and constantly narrow down the choice of journal bearing materials. The developed optimal material concept will be validated with a full functional demonstrator on a system test bench under realistic wind load and operating conditions. 

Use of the WEA-GLiTS material concept for the wind energy sector:

Affiliated partners:
Chair for Wind Power Drives
Institut für Oberflächentechnik
ZOLLERN BHW Gleitlager GmbH & Co.KG
Oerlikon Metco Coatings GmbH
Miba Gleitlager GmbH

Contact CWD:
Tim Schörder
Email:tim.schröder@cwd.rwth-aachen.de
Telefon: +49(0)241 / 80 96332

Runtime:
01.01.2016 – 31.12.2018

The project is funded by:

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