Vibration Analysis of a Constant Speed and Constant Pitch Wind Turbine

  • T. Sunder Selwyn
  • R. Kesavan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


In order to increase the reliability of the rotating machineries like rotor, gear box, high speed shaft, low speed shaft, generator, and yaw of wind turbine (WT), it is important to monitor the vibration level. The key aim of the paper is to study the vibration characteristics experienced in the 400 kW WT at different load and operating conditions. The experimental vibration analysis of WT components is done and vibration characteristic curves are generated with the help of data acquisition software. These vibration characteristic curves are studied and observations made from them for their severity and effects are analyzed. Some indispensable recommendations have been given for vibration control.


Wind Turbine Vibration Analysis Gear Tooth Vibration Level Replacement Cost 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Deptartment of Production TechnologyMadras Institute of TechnologyChennaiIndia

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