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Current and Future Tribological Challenges in Wind Turbine Power Systems

[+] Author Affiliations
Elon J. Terrell, Jonathan P. Kyle

Columbia University, New York, NY

William M. Needelman

Donaldson Company, New York, NY

Paper No. IJTC2009-15220, pp. 495-497; 3 pages
  • ASME/STLE 2009 International Joint Tribology Conference
  • ASME/STLE 2009 International Joint Tribology Conference
  • Memphis, Tennessee, USA, October 19–21, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: Tribology Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4895-1 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3862-4
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME


The drive for an increase in the amount of sustainable energy sources has given rise to increasing interest in the development of wind turbine technology. Although wind turbines are being increasingly installed around the world, several of the components in a wind turbine have challenges related to tribology that can drastically reduce their expected lifetimes.

Copyright © 2009 by ASME



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