Load Measurement and Life Modelling in Wind Turbine Bearings
Supervisor: Prof R Dwyer-Joyce

Bearings are a vital part of wind turbines. They have to operate continuously under varying loads and frequently intermittent lubrication. Offshore wind farms are also difficult to maintain and relubrication is expensive.

The loads that bearings are subjected to are highly variable and difficult to quantify. In this project you will be exploring ways to measure and predict those loads and building systems that predict the expected and residual life of the bearing and transmission components.

More details of current research can be find at: Leonardo Centre for Tribology

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