Attenuation of Torsional Vibration in the Drivetrain of a Wind Turbine using a Centrifugal Pendulum Absorber
Byeongil Kim, Youkyung Han, and Hyeongill Lee
The drivetrain of wind turbines consists of many complicated rotary elements such as planetary gear, parallel gear train, bearing etc. The drivetrain of the wind turbine are studied with many different modeling techniques in several works. However, the things come to complicated when considering a complete drivetrain of a wind turbine. In this study, the transfer matrix method will be utilized to analyze the torsional vibration of a sample wind turbine drivetrain. Each element in the drivetain of the sample wind turbine is modeled with a specific transfer matrix and the matrix for the whole drivetrain is derived by serial multiplications of individual matrices. Dynamic characteristics of the drivetrain are investigated with derived matrix. Then, the application of a centrifugal pendulum absorber(CPA) to the drivetrain to attenuate the torsional vibration in the system is studied. The transfer matrix for the CPA introduced in the previous study is used to determine the optimal configuration and location of the CPA. The CPA shows good performance on the torsion vibration reduction for the drivetrain of the sample wind turbine.