Hydrodynamic main bearing for a 6 MW Offshore-Wind Turbine (HydRoLa-6M)

Project objective

In the research project HydRoLa-6M a hydrodynamic rotor main bearing concept for a dissolved wind turbine power train is developed to prototype-state and tested on system test rigs at CWD. The project comprises conceptual design, development and prototype manufacturing as well as testing of the new rotor main bearing approach in three wind turbine power classes. Hence, it is composed of two parts: Part 1: Concept development for a 6 MW offshore wind turbine and validation by simulations and experiments on a 1 MW system test rig at CWD. Part 2: Realization of the concept for a 3 MW wind turbine and validation on a 4 MW system test rig at CWD.

Expected outcome

Novel main bearing concept for offshore wind turbines validated in lab.