Electromechanical Drivetrain Simulation

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The work presented in this paper is another step from the DTU Wind Energy efforts to advance understanding of the electromechanical drive-train loads and its interaction with the rest of the components in the wind turbine. The main objective of the PhD is to investigate the modelling and simulation of a wind turbine’s drivetrain using an integrated simulation approach where different simulation tools are interconnected. Matlab and HAWC2 are used for this purpose. A contribution is expected to be in the study of the interaction between the mechanical loads in the gearbox due to gear mesh and bearing flexibilities, the generator dynamics and the grid, along with the structural loads in the wind turbine. In this paper, two simulation approaches are presented and conclusions are made according to their advantages and disadvantages. The drive-train is described by means of a torsional model composed of the main shaft, gearbox and generator. Special attention is given to the modelling of the gearbox and the generator in order to study the mechanical vibrations caused by turbulent wind and grid dynamics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 9th PhD Seminar on Wind Energy in Europe
Number of pages5
Publication date2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event9th PhD Seminar on Wind Energy in Europe - Uppsala University Campus Gotland, Gotland, Sweden
Duration: 18 Sep 201320 Sep 2013
Conference number: 9


Seminar9th PhD Seminar on Wind Energy in Europe
LocationUppsala University Campus Gotland


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