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 Wind turbine inspection patent thumbnailWind turbine inspection
Systems and methods of inspecting a wind turbine system are provided. In particular, a user device located proximate a wind turbine can obtain location data and component data associated with one or more components of the wind turbine.
General Electric Company


 Cooling apparatus patent thumbnailCooling apparatus
A cooling device for cooling a cable assembly, containing an outer pipe, which is designed to accommodate the cable assembly in such a way that an intermediate space for accommodating a cooling water layer remains between the outer pipe and the cable assembly, a connecting element for creating a water-tight connection between the outer pipe and the cable assembly, and a pressure controller for controlling the water pressure in the cooling water layer, is provided. A cable device is also provided, including an electric cable assembly, and a cooling device.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


 Method of calibrating load measurement apparatus, load measurement system of wind turbine blade, and wind turbine patent thumbnailMethod of calibrating load measurement apparatus, load measurement system of wind turbine blade, and wind turbine
A method of calibrating a load measurement apparatus for measuring a load on a wind turbine blade on the basis of strain data based on strain of a wind turbine blade includes: a strain-data acquisition step of, during a startup of a wind turbine, obtaining a plurality of the strain data for each of a plurality of conditions among which at least one of an azimuth angle or a pitch angle of the wind turbine blade is different from one another; a theoretical load-value acquisition step of obtaining a theoretical load value applied to the wind turbine blade due to own weight of the wind turbine blade, for each of the plurality of conditions, on the basis of the azimuth angle and the pitch angle of the wind turbine blade in each of the plurality of conditions; and a calibration-parameter calculation step of calculating a calibration parameter representing a relationship between the strain data obtained by the load measurement apparatus and the load on the wind turbine blade, on the basis of a correlation between each of the strain data and the theoretical load value.. .
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.


 Wind turbine with a brake dust collector patent thumbnailWind turbine with a brake dust collector
A wind turbine including a generator with a stator and a rotor, a cooling arrangement, a wind turbine brake including a brake disk and a caliper with brake pads is provided. An air duct with a filter is located near the brake pads of the caliper.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


 Wind turbine condition monitoring method and system patent thumbnailWind turbine condition monitoring method and system
The present application includes wind turbine condition monitoring method and system. The method comprises: acquiring historical scada data, and wind turbine reports corresponding to the historical scada data; training an overall model for overall diagnosing the wind turbine, and training different individual models for analyzing different components of the wind turbine based on the historical scada data and the corresponding wind turbine report, by establishing relationship between the historical scada data and the wind turbine report; acquiring real time scada data, inputting the real time scada data to the trained overall model, obtaining the health condition of the wind turbine from the trained overall model, and performing individual diagnosing step if the trained overall model determines wind turbine as defective status; inputting the real time scada data to the trained individual model corresponding to the defective component, and obtaining the fault details of the defective component from the trained individual model corresponding to the defective component..
Abb Schweiz Ag


 Modular coupling of a wind turbine gearbox to a generator patent thumbnailModular coupling of a wind turbine gearbox to a generator
An assembly for use in a drive-train of a wind turbine having a transmission, a generator and a module. The module includes a shaft or hub, at least one bearing and a support structure.
Zf Wind Power Antwerpen N.v.


 Wind turbine station and tower with vertical storage tanks patent thumbnailWind turbine station and tower with vertical storage tanks
The invention relates to a wind turbine station and tower as well as wind farms using them, wherein each wind turbine station comprises a tower consisting of preferably two or more vertically oriented compressed air pressure storage tanks or vessels. The tanks or vessels are preferably comprised of vertically oriented elongated steel pipes that are extended parallel to each other and spaced apart with a steel web between them for reinforcing the strength and rigidity and moment resistance of the tower to resist lateral wind forces that may be applied to the top of the tower.

 Current limit calculation for wind turbine control patent thumbnailCurrent limit calculation for wind turbine control
Systems and methods for determining current limits used in controlling wind turbine systems are provided. An example wind turbine controller identifies a largest current magnitude out of a first current magnitude, a second current magnitude, and a third current magnitude of a three phase power bus.
General Electric Company


 Control  a wind turbine patent thumbnailControl a wind turbine
The invention relates to a method of controlling a wind turbine, the wind turbine comprising wind turbine blades attached to a rotor hub and a control system for pitching the blades relative to the rotor hub. The method comprises determining a wind speed and providing a normal pitch mode of operation to control the output power of the wind turbine, where the pitch mode of operation comprises pitch reference values in dependence of the wind speed.
Vestas Wind Systems A/s


 Method for black starting wind turbine, wind farm, and restoring wind farm and wind turbine, wind farm using the same patent thumbnailMethod for black starting wind turbine, wind farm, and restoring wind farm and wind turbine, wind farm using the same
A method for black starting a wind turbine and a wind farm following islanding operation, a method for restoring the wind farm following the islanding operation, and the wind turbine and wind farm. The wind turbine comprises auxiliary equipment, a generator, a converter electrically connectable to the generator, and an energy storage system, the generator is electrically connectable to the auxiliary equipment via the converter, the energy storage system is electrically connectable to the auxiliary equipment.
Abb Schweiz Ag


Wind turbine power generating apparatus and connecting the same

A wind turbine power generating apparatus includes a wind turbine rotor including at least one blade; a pitch drive part for changing a pitch angle of the at least one blade; a generator configured to be driven by rotational energy of the wind turbine rotor; a circuit breaker for switching a connection state of the generator with respect to a utility grid; and a controller for controlling the wind turbine power generating apparatus. The controller includes a pitch control part configured to control the pitch drive part in a constant rotation-speed control mode for maintaining a rotation speed of the wind turbine rotor at a target rotation speed, before connection of the generator; a connection-condition determination part configured to determine whether a connection determination condition is satisfied; and a connection-command generation part configured to provide the circuit breaker with a connection command to connect the generator to the utility grid..
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Turbine blade

A spar for use in a blade of a wind turbine comprises a plurality of rods having polygonal cross-sections bundled together into a bundle having a first plurality of rods disposed along a widthwise extent of the bundle and a second plurality of rods disposed along a heightwise extent of the bundle and means to secure rods within the plurality of rods to one another.. .
Korecarbon Llc

Methods for joining shear clips in wind turbine rotor blades

Rotor blades and methods for joining shear clips in wind turbine rotor blades are provided. A method includes positioning the shear clip adjacent a shear web of the rotor blade, the shear clip including a thermoplastic resin, the shear web including a thermoplastic resin.
General Electric Company

Methods for joining surface features to wind turbine rotor blades

Methods for joining surface features to wind turbine rotor blades are provided. A method includes providing the surface feature after forming of the rotor blade.
General Electric Company

Compressed air energy storage system

A hydraulic energy flow conversion device is for use in association with a compressed air storage unit and an input device. The input device is for inputting mechanical energy.
Isocurrent Energy Incorporated

Reinforced bearing of a wind turbine

A bearing of a wind turbine is provided. The bearing includes an annular stationary raceway rigidly connected to a first component of the wind turbine, and an annular rotating raceway rigidly connected to a second component of the wind turbine.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Hybrid vertical/horizontal axis wind turbine for deep-water offshore installations

A wind-driven power generating system with a hybrid wind turbine mounted on a floating platform that heels relative to horizontal in the presence of a prevailing wind. The hybrid turbine has a turbine rotor with at least two rotor blades, each mounted to a turbine shaft by at least one strut, and the system is configured so that the shaft forms a predetermined non-zero operating heel angle relative to vertical in the presence of a prevailing wind at a predetermined velocity.
Continuum Dynamics, Inc.

Support structure of a wind turbine

A support structure of a wind turbine and a method of manufacturing the support structure is provided. A support structure of a wind turbine is disclosed, whereby the support structure includes a first end to connect to a rotor of a wind turbine, and a second end to be connected to a tower of a wind turbine.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Wind turbine blade removal and installation system and method

An apparatus for removing and installing a blade for a wind turbine is provided, comprising a first set of cable guides mounted within the nacelle, and a second set of cable guides positioned on an exterior surface of the rotor hub. An upper pulley block is suspended from a first hub flange and a second hub flange, wherein the upper pulley block is positioned above a third hub flange in a position for accepting the blade.
Barnhart Crane And Rigging Co.

Apparatus and power generation using compressed air

Apparatuses, methods, and systems are disclosed for power generation using compressed air. One apparatus includes a wind turbine and an air compressor coupled to the wind turbine.
Utah Valley University Foundation, Inc

Methods of operating a set of wind turbines and systems

Methods of operating a set of wind turbines for providing a total power demand to a grid according to a grid requirement are provided. A first group of wind turbines is configured to generate an individual active power based on an individual set-point.
Alstom Renewable Technologies

Vehicle mounted electrical generator

A display which can be mounted on the outside of a vehicle includes a generator to generate electricity to power accessories such as a light for illuminating the display. The display may comprise a windsock which is mounted on a support ring surrounding a central hub in which the turbine mounted.
Nemo Ventures, L.l.c.

Method for controlling a wind turbine

A wind turbine is disclosed. The wind turbine includes comprising an inflatable portion comprising one or more blades and a device for rotatably driving the inflatable portion at a predetermined rate for a predetermined time..
Deka Products Limited Partnership

Apparatuses and methods for balancing a wind turbine assembly

A computer-implemented method for a wind turbine balancing apparatus of a wind turbine assembly is described. In one embodiment, a turbine shaft is configured to transmit mechanical power.

Hub for a wind turbine and a fabricating the hub

A hub for a wind turbine and a method for fabricating the hub are disclosed. The hub comprises a continuous shell forming a hollow body with a main shaft flange adapted to connect the hub to a main shaft, and one or more blade flanges, each blade flange being adapted to connect the hub to a wind turbine blade.
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Wind blade for wind turbine

A wind blade for a wind turbine, comprising: a curved panel (1), the middle portion of which forms a concave structure, a side of said panel (1) being provided with a resistance portion (12), and the side of said panel (1) having the resistance portion (12) being provided with a plurality of jet stream holes (6); a cover plate (2) fixedly connected to the edge of the curved panel (1) and partially covering the concave structure in the middle portion of the curved panel (1); and, a connection member (5) for mounting the blade on a central rotating device. Said wind blade is structurally simple, and is well-adapted for safe operation and power generation at both high and low wind speeds..
Shenzhen Bangzhong Wind Power Generation Technology Co. Ltd.

Composite layers for bonding components of a wind turbine rotor blade

The present disclosure is directed to a method for bonding composite blade components of a rotor blade of a wind turbine. The method includes providing a first blade component being constructed of a first composite material.
General Electric Company

Maintenance access to blade bearing

An improved access to the bearing of a wind turbine rotor blade is provided. A rotor of a wind turbine, includes a rotor blade and a hub, whereby the rotor blade includes a root end and the root end is attached to a rotor blade bearing, and the rotor blade bearing is attached to the hub.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Method for re-indexing a pitch bearing of a wind turbine

A method is provided for re-indexing a pitch bearing configured with a rotor blade of a wind turbine. A hoisting system is anchored within the rotor hub and includes a plurality of support elements connected to a drive system.
General Electric Company

Electrical cabinet wall for an electrical cabinet of a wind turbine

The present disclosure is directed to an electrical cabinet for an electrical assembly for a wind turbine. The electrical cabinet has one or more walls that define an internal volume having one or more electrical components configured therein.
General Electric Company

System and mitigating ice throw from a wind turbine rotor blade

The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for mitigating ice throw from one or more rotor blades of a wind turbine during operation. The method includes monitoring one or more ice-related parameters of the wind turbine.
General Electric Company

Conduit assembly for a lightning protection cable of a wind turbine rotor blade

The present disclosure is directed to a conduit assembly for securing a lightning protection cable of a wind turbine lightning protection system within an internal cavity of a wind turbine rotor blade. The conduit assembly includes one or more conduit members arranged together to define an open passageway configured to receive at least a portion of the lightning protection cable along a length thereof.
General Electric Company

Shear web for a wind turbine rotor blade

The present subject matter is directed to a rotor blade assembly for a wind turbine having an improved shear web configuration. The rotor blade assembly includes an upper shell member having a spar cap configured on an internal surface thereof and a lower shell member having a spar cap configured on an internal surface thereof.
General Electric Company

Pultruded components for a shear web of a wind turbine rotor blade

The present subject matter is directed to a rotor blade assembly for a wind turbine having a pultruded component at an interface of a shear web and a spar cap. More specifically, the rotor blade assembly includes an upper shell member having an upper spar cap configured on an internal surface thereof and a lower shell member having a lower spar cap configured on an internal surface thereof.
General Electric Company

Thermoplastic pultruded stiffeners for locally reinforcing a wind turbine rotor blade

The present disclosure is directed to a rotor blade for a wind turbine having improved stiffness. The rotor blade includes a main blade structure, at least one thermoplastic blade segment configured with the main blade structure and defining the outer surface of the rotor blade, at least one spar cap configured at a first location on an internal surface of the at least one blade segment, and at least one pultruded stiffener configured at a second location on the internal surface of the at least one blade segment.
General Electric Company

Modular wind turbine rotor blade constructed of multiple resin systems

The present disclosure is directed to a method of manufacturing a modular rotor blade for a wind turbine. The method includes providing a plurality of resin systems for manufacturing a plurality of blade components for the modular rotor blade.
General Electric Company

Rotor blades having thermoplastic components and methods of assembling same

The present disclosure is directed to a modular rotor blade constructed of thermoset and/or thermoplastic materials for a wind turbine and methods of assembling same. The rotor blade includes a pre-formed main blade structure constructed, at least in part, from a thermoset material.
General Electric Company

Erosion resistant leading edge cap for a wind turbine rotor blade

A wind turbine rotor blade may generally include a blade root, a blade tip opposite the blade root and a body shell extending between the blade root and the blade tip. The body shell may include a pressure side and a suction side extending between a leading edge and a trailing edge and may define an outer shell surface.
General Electric Company

Rotor blade components formed from dissimilar thermoplastics and methods of assembling same

A rotor blade for a wind turbine may generally include a first blade component formed from a first fiber-reinforced composite including a first thermoplastic resin material and a second blade component configured to be coupled to the first blade component at a joint interface. The second blade component may be formed from a second fiber-reinforced composite including a second thermoplastic resin material, wherein the second thermoplastic resin material differs from the first thermoplastic resin material.
General Electric Company

Rotor blade components having varying fiber density regions

A rotor blade for a wind turbine may generally include a first blade component formed from a first fiber-reinforced composite including a first thermoplastic resin material and a second blade component configured to be coupled to the first blade component at a joint interface. The second blade component may be formed from a second fiber-reinforced composite including a second thermoplastic resin material.
General Electric Company

Methods for repairing wind turbine rotor blades

The present disclosure is directed a method for repairing a rotor blade of a wind turbine. More specifically, in certain embodiments, the rotor blade may be constructed, at least in part, of a thermoplastic material reinforced with at least one fiber material.
General Electric Company

Tower for a wind turbine with buttresses

A tower for a wind turbine, the tower including a plurality of tower segments including a first tower segment and at least a second tower segment, a plurality of buttresses, and an attachment piece. The tower segments are arranged one upon the other from the base of the tower to the top of the tower.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Rotor blades having thermoplastic components and methods of assembling same

The present disclosure is directed to a method of assembling a modular rotor blade of a wind turbine. The method includes identifying a main blade structure, constructed at least in part, from at least one of a thermoset or a thermoplastic material.
General Electric Company

Improvements in or relating to voltage source conventors

A wind farm side voltage source converter comprises a dc terminal for connection to a dc transmission link, an ac terminal for connection to a wind farm that includes at least one wind turbine, and a main controller. The main controller is configured to modify an active power demand (pdemand) of the voltage source converter which is received from a higher level controller by introducing an artificial inertia factor and/or in response to a measured dc voltage (vdc_msr) at the dc terminal..
General Electric Technology Gmbh

Exterior cleaning machine in wind turbine-towers

Exterior cleaning machine in wind turbine-towers, which is coupled to lifting means (7) in a parallel direction in relation to the outer surface of a mast (1) of a wind turbine, and wherein said machine comprises at least one flexible roller (2a, 2b) configured to come in contact with part of the surface of a mast (1) of a wind turbine, a plurality of magnets (3) facing part of the outer surface of the mast (1) and configured to attract the machine with regard to said mast (1) via magnetic phenomena; at least one tank (4a, 4b) configured to receive a cleaning product; a plurality of rolling means (5) between the structure and said mast (1); and remote control means (6) of the lifting motion of said machine associated with lifting means (7).. .
Gamesa Innovation & Technology, S.l.

Method and diagnosing blades of wind turbine

A method for diagnosing blades of a wind turbine is provided. The method includes steps of acquiring, via a microphone, an operation sound of the wind turbine when the wind turbine is under operation; transforming the operation sound into a time-frequency spectrum; integrating the time-frequency spectrum over time to generate a marginal spectrum; determining whether any blade of the wind turbine is damaged according to the marginal spectrum and a reference curve..
National Taiwan University

Floating hybrid composite wind turbine platform and tower system with suspended mass

A wind turbine platform configured to float in a body of water and support a wind turbine thereon includes a buoyant hull platform. A wind turbine tower is centrally mounted on the hull platform and a wind turbine is mounted to the wind turbine tower.
University Of Maine System Board Of Trustees

Yaw adjustment of a wind turbine

An adjusting device for adjusting a yaw position of a nacelle of a wind turbine, comprising a circumferential holed flange provided with drilled holes, and at least one adjusting means, having a gripping portion for gripping on the holed flange, a fastening portion for fastening to an anchorage point of the wind turbine, and a linear drive for exerting a linear movement between the gripping portion and the fastening portion, wherein the holed flange is fixedly connected to the nacelle, and the anchorage point is fixedly connected to stationary part of the wind turbine, in particular a wind turbine tower, or vice versa, and the nacelle is mounted so as to be rotatable relative to this stationary part of the wind turbine, such that the holed flange and the anchorage point can also execute a rotational movement relative to each other, such that a linear movement exerted between the gripping portion and the fastening portion by the linear drive effects a rotational movement between the holed flange and the anchorage point, and thereby effects a yaw adjustment of the nacelle, wherein the gripping portion has at least one movable fixing pin for engaging in respectively one of the drilled holes of the holed flange, in order thereby to fix the gripping portion to the holed flange in a releasable manner.. .
Wobben Properties Gmbh

Vertical axis wind turbine with configurable airfoils

A vertical axis wind turbine includes: a central axis that extends in a substantially vertical direction; a plurality of configurable airfoils disposed about the central axis, the plurality of configurable airfoils physically coupled to rotate together about the central axis; an angle adjustment mechanism configured to adjust an angle formed between a configurable airfoil and a radius that extends from the central axis as the configurable airfoil rotates about the central axis; and a profile adjustment mechanism that is configured to adjust a profile of the configurable airfoil as the configurable airfoil rotates about the central axis.. .

Wind turbine blade with tripping device and method thereof

A wind turbine and a method of reducing extreme loads and fatigue loads on a wind turbine by using a passively activated tripping device arranged on the pressure side of the wind turbine blade. The tripping device is configured to interrupt the passing airflow, when activated, and transform the airflow into a turbulent airflow.
Envision Energy (jiangsu) Co. Ltd.

A wind turbine blade and an associated manufacturing method

A manufacturing method is described for a wind turbine blade, where layers of fibre material are laid up in a mould to form a portion of the blade structure. The fibre layers are infused with a resin which is subsequently cured to form the hardened blade structure.
Lm Wp Patent Holding A/s



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  • Rotor Blade
  • Process Control
  • High Speed
  • Radial Flow
  • Rotor Shaft
  • Rotor Blades
  • 3d Printing
  • Degrees Of Freedom
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  • Hydraulic Rotary Actuator
  • Shaft Assembly
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