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LC-SC3-RES-1-2019-2020: Virtual Test Bench of Wind Drive Trains - Consortium looking for partners for Social Acceptance and manufacturers of wind drive train components

Country of Origin: Germany
Reference Number: RDDE20191127001
Publication Date: 27 November 2019

Summary

A research institute of a German university currently sets up a proposal for the call "LC-SC3-RES-1-2019-2020 - Developing the next generation of renewable energy technologies". The project will develop an experimentally validated virtual test bench for wind drive trains. The organization is looking for research partners (from academia and industry) to address issues related to social acceptance or resistance to wind energy and manufacturers of wind drive train components.

Description

A research institute of a German university, which is active in the area of drive systems and power electronics is looking for partners for the above mentioned call.
The aim of the proposal is to develop an experimentally validated virtual test bench for wind drive trains using analytical and data-based methods considering uncertainties.
The consortium already comprises of several European wind drive train institutes as well as companies.
The tasks of the potential partners are:
• Adressing issues related to social acceptance or resistance to wind energy
• Cooperation with manufacturers of wind drive train components (esp. power electronics and generators)
• Participation of wind industry to supply the project with stastical data concerning failures and outage.

The deadline of the call is 21 April 2020, the client will consider EOIs until 3 January 2020. However, early EOIs are preferred.

Advantages and Innovations

Modeling the drive train model (virtual model) considering components interactions.
Experimental verification using two full wind drive train test benches.
Considering the uncertainty in physical modelling.
Developing comprehensive life time estimation methods based on the experimentally verified models and uncertainty
Interdisciplinary cooperation including generator, power electronics, gearing, shaft.

Requested partner

Partners are sought from industry and academia to perform the following tasks within the project:
- adressing issues related to social acceptance of/ resistance to wind energy and related socioeconomic aspects and linking the technical developments of the project with aspects of social acceptance and environmental impact - if possible a partner from social sciences and humanities (SSH).

Cooperation with
- wind industry key players
-->Preperaion of test data (statistical data on failures)
- power electronics/ wind inverter (manufacturer or design company) --> Supporting the development of a life time calculation tool for wind inverters
- generator (manufacturer or design company) --> Participation in the development of a reliable calulation tool for the bearing current

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