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Wind Turbine Reliability Prediction: A Scada Data Processing & Reliability Estimation Tool
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This research project discusses the life-cycle analysis of wind turbines through the processing of operational data from two modern European wind farms. A methodology for SCADA data processing has been developed combining previous research findings and in-house experience followed by statistical analysis of the results. The analysis was performed by dividing the wind turbine into assemblies and the failures events in severity categories. Depending on the failure severity category a different statistical methodology was applied, examining the reliability growth and the applicability of the “bathtub curve” concept for wind turbine reliability analysis. Finally, a methodology for adapting the results of the statistical analysis to site-specific environmental conditions is proposed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 72 p.
Keyword [en]
SCADA, Wind turbine reliability, Operation and Maintenance
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-221135OAI: diva2:707833
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Master Programme in Wind Power Project Management
2013-06-05, 13:00 (English)
Available from: 2014-03-25 Created: 2014-03-25 Last updated: 2014-03-27Bibliographically approved

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