As the demand for wind energy is rapidly increasing, so is the need to make wind turbines more robust and cost-effective. The availability of the wind turbine is a key driver for the end customer. Wind turbines are also becoming larger in order to generate more electricity per installation, and this in turn is causing robustness to become an essential issue.
In response to these demands, Hansen Transmissions, an established global gearbox manufacturer, has selected nCode DesignLife as its solution for the computed aided fatigue analysis of wind turbine gear components. Hansen Transmissions is using nCode DesignLife software to help ensure that gearbox designs meet stringent durability targets required for wind turbine operation.