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Dynamic Reliability Evaluation and Life Prediction of Transmission System of Multi-Performance Degraded Wind Turbine

Rong Yuan1, Ruitao Chen2, Haiqing Li3,*, Wenke Yang1, Xiaoxiao Li1

1 School of Mechanical Engineering, Chengdu University, Chengdu, 610106, China
2 Sichuan Jiuzhou Electric Appliance Group Co., Ltd., Mianyang, 621000, China
3 School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, 611731, China

* Corresponding Author: Haiqing Li. Email:

(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Computer-Aided Structural Integrity and Safety Assessment)

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2023, 135(3), 2331-2347.


Wind power is a kind of important green energy. Thus, wind turbines have been widely utilized around the world. Wind turbines are composed of many important components. Among these components, the failure rate of the transmission system is relatively high in wind turbines. It is because the components are subjected to aerodynamic loads for a long time. In addition, its inertial load will result in fatigue fracture, wear and other problems. In this situation, wind turbines have to be repaired at a higher cost. Moreover, the traditional reliability methods are difficult to deal with the above challenges when performing the reliability analysis of the transmission system of wind turbines. To solve this problem, a stress-strength interference model based on performance degradation is introduced. Based on considering the strength degradation of each component, the improved Monte Carlo method simulation based on the Back Propagation neural network is used to obtain the curve of system reliability over time. Finally, the Miner linear cumulative damage theory and the Carten-Dolan cumulative damage theory method are used to calculate the cumulative damage and fatigue life of the gear transmission system.


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Yuan, R., Chen, R., Li, H., Yang, W., Li, X. (2023). Dynamic Reliability Evaluation and Life Prediction of Transmission System of Multi-Performance Degraded Wind Turbine. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 135(3), 2331–2347.

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