Effect of White Etching Cracks on the performance of Wind Turbine System
The report handles the issue of white etching cracks as being caused by turbine conditions that lead to altered bearing kinematics namely friction and vibrations. It starts by highlighting the industry of wind energy as young in development as reflected in sizes of gearboxes.
The literature review puts across an in-depth analysis is put across on the material, environment, load, and situations caused by operations of mounting and transportation. The report further identifies the possible solutions in manufacturing that are viable to the problem of premature failure.
The conclusion gives a recap of the report from the background, the literature review, the current issues and the available remedies at the early stage of development of the industry because evolution in the necessity of wind energy will drive to increase in gearbox sizes to produce a higher strength to weight ratio.