Multistage Linkage Based Eclipse Gearbox for Wind Mill Applications - A Review
|International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)||
|© 2017 by IJETT Journal|
|Year of Publication : 2017|
|Authors : Shrutika Patil, Prof. J. G. Patil, Pranav Sonawane
|DOI : 10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V45P288|
Shrutika Patil, Prof. J. G. Patil, Pranav Sonawane "Multistage Linkage Based Eclipse Gearbox for Wind Mill Applications - A Review", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V45(9),467-470 March 2017. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group
A wind energy conversion system consists of a number of components to transform the wind energy to electrical energy. Such a system consists of rotor that extract energy from the wind, gearbox is used for transfer high torque generated by the rotor to low torque required for the generator, and a generator to convert the mechanical energy into electrical energy. Wind turbine gearbox reliability is a well documented industry-wide concern. The Eclipse Gearbox is a high-reliability; novel gear set that can significantly reduce reliability problems occurred in the traditional gearbox. In eclipse gearbox one gear rotates and provides a circular path for another gear. A rotational gear is attached on high torque shaft. Another gear is engaged with the rotating gear and translates on a circular path. The second gear is attached with linkages to a low torque shaft that resembles a crankshaft.
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Eclipse gearbox, Reliability of gearbox, Crankshaft, Traditional gearbox, Wind turbine.