Optimal Design of Mainshaft Bearing for Wind Turbine
Working conditions, characteristics, and development about the mainshaft bearing for wind turbines are investigated and mathematical model based on the rated dynamic load is proposed in this paper. With the help of the nonlinearly minimum function, viz., fmincon, in MATLAB toolbox, the constrained optimization method for the main parameters of the bearing is studied in order to improve the bearing life.
Zhihua Xu, Gang Shen and Sally Lin
Q. Zhou et al., "Optimal Design of Mainshaft Bearing for Wind Turbine", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 171-172, pp. 252-255, 2011