Articles | Volume 8, issue 11
Research article
20 Nov 2023
Research article |  | 20 Nov 2023

From wind conditions to operational strategy: optimal planning of wind turbine damage progression over its lifetime

Niklas Requate, Tobias Meyer, and René Hofmann


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on wes-2022-99', Vasilis Pettas, 22 Nov 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Niklas Requate, 30 Apr 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on wes-2022-99', Anonymous Referee #2, 10 Feb 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Niklas Requate, 30 Apr 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Niklas Requate on behalf of the Authors (28 May 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (19 Sep 2023) by Jennifer King
ED: Publish as is (20 Sep 2023) by Paul Fleming (Chief editor)
AR by Niklas Requate on behalf of the Authors (28 Sep 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Wind turbines produce energy over a lifetime of at least 20 years, and they are designed to withstand the induced loads from the environment. During that long operating time, we cannot avoid causing damage to a turbine and using up the utilized materials. To gain maximum benefit from the material of each turbine, we developed a method which makes best use of their given design damage budget by optimally distributing its usage over the operating time. An operational plan is optimized to do so.
Final-revised paper