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The Influence of Suspension Stiffness on the Gearbox Input Loads in a 3-Point Suspension Wind Turbine Drive Train
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The Influence of Suspension Stiffness on the Gearbox Input Loads in a 3-Point Suspension Wind Turbine Drive Train
Nam, Ju Seok; Nam, Yong Yun;
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 Abstract
The effects of suspension stiffness on the reaction load of the gearbox suspension for a three-point suspension wind turbine drive train were investigated by finite element analysis. The reaction forces of the gearbox suspension appear to increase as the gearbox suspension stiffness increases; however, the main bearing stiffness has a reverse effect on the reaction forces. The influence of the gearbox suspension stiffness is greater than that of the main bearing. Since the suspensions must provide the gearbox with proper support, it is not practical to use soft gearbox suspension for small reaction forces. It is more feasible to use stiff main bearings. As a guideline for the main bearing stiffness in the present study, we propose a relative stiffness of 100-150% of the reference.
 Keywords
Drive train;Gearbox;Main bearing;Non-torque loads;Stiffness;Wind turbine;
 Language
Korean
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