Tim Schroeder

Chair for Wind Power Drives RWTH Aachen

Conference day I, Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

5:00 PM Conical (v-shaped) sliding bearing for the wind turbine main bearing

A RWTH research project with leading partners from sliding bearing industry has proved that conical (v-shaped) sliding bearings tend to high edge wear and early malfunction without specific measures. Due to the lubrication gap of the sliding bearing the shaft is able to tilt slightly. This tilting is, in particular, relevant for big bearing diameters such in Wind Turbine Main bearings, and leads to the fact that the bearing pads are not parallel orientated to the shaft anymore.
• Innovation to make conical (v-shaped) sliding bearings viable and durable
• Compact design, easy maintenance by exchangeable bearing Pads (no crane needed compared to roller main bearings)

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