Articles | Volume 7, issue 3
Wind Energ. Sci., 7, 1021–1042, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-7-1021-2022
Wind Energ. Sci., 7, 1021–1042, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-7-1021-2022
Review article
17 May 2022
Review article | 17 May 2022

Wind turbine main-bearing lubrication – Part 1: An introductory review of elastohydrodynamic lubrication theory

Edward Hart et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on wes-2021-92', Anonymous Referee #1, 05 Oct 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Edward Hart, 11 Jan 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on wes-2021-92', Anonymous Referee #2, 15 Dec 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Edward Hart, 11 Jan 2022
  • AC3: 'Response to Editor', Edward Hart, 11 Jan 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Edward Hart on behalf of the Authors (11 Mar 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Mar 2022) by Amir R. Nejad
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (02 Apr 2022)
ED: Publish as is (02 Apr 2022) by Amir R. Nejad
ED: Publish as is (06 Apr 2022) by Jakob Mann(Chief Editor)
Short summary
This work provides an accessible introduction to elastohydrodynamic lubrication theory as a precursor to analysis of lubrication in a wind turbine main bearing. Fundamental concepts, derivations and formulas are presented, followed by the more advanced topics of starvation, non-steady effects, surface roughness interactions and grease lubrication.