Numerical modeling of premature bearing failures

Fatigue and lifetime analysis - Gopalakrishnan Ravi

(Offshore) wind energy is an important and growing renewable energy source in Belgium. In some cases, the industry is faced with premature roller bearing failures in the turbine drivetrain due to white etching cracking (WEC), resulting in unforeseen wind turbine downtimes. This project aims to model premature bearing failure using a multi-scale approach, fed with load history data and microstructural insight from project partners. The outcome will help the wind industry to prioritize monitoring and maintenance.

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