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Gear metrology for Wind Energy Systems (WES) - Tutorial

Gears and gearboxes are an important part of many wind energy systems. Small tolerances account for high demands on manufacturing metrology for such components with complex geometry.

This tutorial will show attendees how we currently measure gears, discuss some limitations of these processes and introduce participants to some of the strategies that are being researched.

Tutorial programme:

  • Why do we measure gears?
  • What do we measure? – Gear geometry introduction
  • How do we measure gears?  Typical measuring machines and methods
  • What do we evaluate?  Classical gear evaluation parameters –with ISO 1328-1:2013.
  • What do we get wrong? Contributions to measurement uncertainty, traceability and classical calibration strategies for large gears
  • What is new and why do we need to improve measurement methods?
    • Full surface scanning with tactile and optical probes
    • Holistic evaluation of involute gears
    • Evaluation of harmonic content- (some candidate methods)
    • GPS compatible strategies- the challenges and some possible solutions
  • How do we use the holistic gear measurement data?  Interfacing measurement data with CAD/TCA models and Digital Twins.

This tutorial is aimed at technical staff, graduate and postgraduate engineers, post-doctoral researchers, operators and managers of wind energy systems responsible for purchasing, repairing or maintaining these facilities.

Register: https://www.euspen.eu/events/sig-sustainable-systems-2021/?subid=sig-sustainable-systems-2021