The benefit of a holistic/integrated solution approach in drive train design

Date: 2014-03-20T13:00:00
Location: Edinburgh
Presenter: Matthias Hofmann, SKF Renewable Energy Business Unit
Conference: SKF Ocean Energy technology Day


The presentation is focused on the drive train of a geared tidal stream turbine and discusses the following aspects: 

  • Load comparison wind versus water.
  • Design and dimensioning of rotor bearings.
  • Comparison of different bearing types and bearing arrangements.
  • Indications of possible bearing housing designs in combination with seal integration.
  • Suitable lubrication concepts for ocean turbines.
  • Possibilities of bearing hub units in large size range.
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