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Significance of effective lubrication in mitigating system failures: a wind turbine gearbox case study. (2014)
Journal Article
SINHA, Y., STEEL, J.A., ANDRAWUS, J.A. and GIBSON, K. 2014. Significance of effective lubrication in mitigating system failures: a wind turbine gearbox case study. Wind engineering [online], 38(4), pages 441-449. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1260/0309-524x.38.4.441

The effectiveness of lubrication in machines mainly depends on the physical and chemical properties of lubricating oil, like quantity, level of suspended particles, effect of external load/shear forces, temperature amongst others. Periodic inspection... Read More about Significance of effective lubrication in mitigating system failures: a wind turbine gearbox case study..

A SMART software package for maintenace optimisation of offshore wind turbines. (2013)
Journal Article
SINHA, Y., STEEL, J.A., ANDRAWUS, J.A. and GIBSON, K. 2013. A SMART software package for maintenace optimisation of offshore wind turbines. Wind engineering [online], 37(6), pages 569-577. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1260/0309-524X.37.6.569

Offshore Wind Turbine (OWT) maintenance costs in between 20 - 35% of the lifetime power generation cost. Many techniques and tools that are being developed to curtail this cost are challenged by the stochastic climatic conditions of offshore location... Read More about A SMART software package for maintenace optimisation of offshore wind turbines..

Wind turbine maintenance optimisation: principles of quantitative maintenance optimisation. (2007)
Journal Article
ANDRAWUS, J.A., WATSON, J. and KISHK, M. 2007. Wind turbine maintenance optimisation: principles of quantitative maintenance optimisation. Wind engineering [online], 31(2), pages 101-110. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1260/030952407781494467

Maintenance optimisation is a crucial issue for industries that utilise physical assets due to its impact on costs, risks and performance. Current quantitative maintenance optimisation techniques include Modelling System Failures MSF (using monte-car... Read More about Wind turbine maintenance optimisation: principles of quantitative maintenance optimisation..

The selection of a suitable maintenance strategy for wind turbines. (2006)
Journal Article
ANDRAWUS, J.A., WATSON, J., KISHK, M. and ADAM, A. 2006. The selection of a suitable maintenance strategy for wind turbines. Wind engineering [online], 30(6), pages 471-486. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1260/030952406779994141

Common maintenance strategies applied to wind turbines include Time-Based which involves carrying out maintenance tasks at predetermined regular-intervals and Failure-Based which entails using a wind turbine until it fails. However, the consequence o... Read More about The selection of a suitable maintenance strategy for wind turbines..