Comparison of requirements for vibration-based condition monitoring of a vertical-axis vs. horizontal-axis wind turbine
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Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza im. Stanisława Staszica w Krakowie
Adam Jabłoński   

Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza im. Stanisława Staszica w Krakowie, Al. A. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków, Polska
Submission date: 2018-05-19
Acceptance date: 2018-08-31
Online publication date: 2018-09-03
Publication date: 2018-09-03
Diagnostyka 2018;19(3):95–100
The paper compares the requirements for vibration-based condition monitoring system for two seemingly similar rotary machines, namely horizontal and vertical-axis wind turbines. The paper shows that the differences in the design have a significant influence on both, operational parameters and wind energy conversion, and what are the consequences from condition monitoring point-of-view. In addition, the authors present a list of obstacles during worldwide development of vibration-based guidelines, which has led to major constraints within practical data acquisition and processing. Finally, the paper presents comparison of experimental data and complete schemes of mechanical components of drive trains of both types of turbines.
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