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An Approach to Optimizing the Structural Reliability and the Reliability of the Control and Safety System of Wind Turbines

  • Igor Kozine
  • Niels Jacob Tarp-Johansen
  • L. Rademakers

Abstract

From the past experience one may anticipate that the reliability of the control and safety system of wind turbines (WTBs) for electric power generation is too low compared to the structural reliability. May the failure probabilities of these two sources of failure be balanced and may the total probability of failure be possibly reduced (optimized), then it must be expected that the price of the turbines may be reduced. Such a result would especially be relevant to the planned enlargement of the Danish offshore wind turbine farms. In this paper we explore whether such an imbalance is really present.

Keywords

Wind Turbine Failure Probability System Reliability Safety System Safe Condition 
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    I. Kozine, P. Christensen and M. Winther-Jensen. Failure Database and Tools for Wind Turbine Availability and Reliability Analyses. Report: Risø-R-12OO(EN), 2000, 47 pages.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag London 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Igor Kozine
    • 1
  • Niels Jacob Tarp-Johansen
    • 1
  • L. Rademakers
    • 2
  1. 1.Systems Analysis Department, Risø National LaboratoryRoskildeDenmark
  2. 2.Energy Research FoundationPettenThe Netherlands

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