Articles | Volume 5, issue 1
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 105–124, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-105-2020
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 105–124, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-105-2020

Review article 15 Jan 2020

Review article | 15 Jan 2020

A review of wind turbine main bearings: design, operation, modelling, damage mechanisms and fault detection

Edward Hart et al.

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ED: Publish as is (28 Nov 2019) by Athanasios Kolios
ED: Publish as is (29 Nov 2019) by Gerard J.W. van Bussel(Chief Editor)
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This paper presents a review of existing theory and practice relating to main bearings for wind turbines. Topics covered include wind conditions and resulting rotor loads, main-bearing models, damage mechanisms and fault detection procedures.