Tribotronics an active approach to the condition monitoring of tribological components in wind turbines
2010 (English)In: COMADEM 2010 - Advances in Maintenance and Condition Diagnosis Technologies Towards Sustainable Society, Proc. 23rd Int. Congr. Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering Management, 2010, Vol. 711-714, 711-714 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In this paper we describe an active approach to the control of tribological components called "tribotronics". The structure and operation of a tribotronic system is described. The main advantage of these systems is that they contain actuators that allow changes/adjustments in component performance to be made in response to feedback (condition monitoring) signals in near real time. This approach can potentially address a developing problem at an early stage while providing a significant efficiency and cost savings through the reduction of on-site maintenance. Suggestions about how these systems could be usefully implemented in wind turbines are made.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 711-714, 711-714 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-80098ISBN: 9784883254194OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-80098DiVA: diva2:496028
23rd International Congress on Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering Management, COMADEM 2010; Nara; 28 June 2010 through 2 July 2010
QC 201202172012-02-092012-02-092012-02-17Bibliographically approved