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Tuesday, 11 March 2014
16:30 - 18:00 Advanced drive trains technologies
Hardware Technology  

Room: Tramuntana

Session description

In recent years several alternative drive train solutions have been proposed and also introduced on prototypes and in larger series. The new solutions seek to reduce the cost of energy by improving the reliability and service costs while keeping the initial costs competitive. Only a few of the new solutions have found their way into the competitive onshore market. The session will look into some of the potential incremental improvements that can be foreseen on the mainstream onshore market, but also look at some more radical concepts that may hold potential.

Learning objectives

  • Get an understanding of the options for journal bearings when used in the gearbox
  • See how field experience and numerical analysis can be used to optimise the performance of gearbox solutions
  • Learn more about the potential of magnetically geared solutions for wind application
  • See some of the potential improvements that can be implemented on drivetrains with gearboxes
This session will be chaired by:
Steffen Haslev Sørensen, RCA Engineering, Denmark
Co-chair: Andreas Reuter, Fraunhofer IWES


Gary Johnstone
Romax Technology Ltd, United Kingdom

Per Fenger
Liftra, Denmark
Alternative service concepts for drive train arrangements  

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