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Transportation Excellence for Wind Turbine Nacelle
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Production Engineering.
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Production Engineering.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

With the growing demand of renewable wind energy, logistics and operations associated with a wind turbine makes for compelling study and analysis. The study entails understanding of transporting a wind turbine nacelle from Denmark till Australia. The methods of transporting the wind turbine nacelle and the modes of transportation that are currently in use have been studied. Factors that are detrimental to efficient shipping have been reviewed with existing literature and analysed for a wind turbine nacelle. The two key factors that influence transportation namely humidity and G-force have been identified. Simple and cost effective solutions such as use of insulation material, use of desiccants to overcome the effects of humidity, use of shock absorber pallets to reduce shock and vibration have been proposed. For the damages caused to a wind turbine nacelle due to random causes, some suggestions to prevent such damages have also been provided.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 47 p.
, Degree Project in Production Engineering Management, Second Level, 519
Keyword [en]
Wind turbine, nacelle, transportation, humidity, shock
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-103012OAI: diva2:557952
Subject / course
Production Engineering
Educational program
Master of Science - Production Engineering and Management
Available from: 2012-10-01 Created: 2012-10-01 Last updated: 2012-10-01Bibliographically approved

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