Evaluating the Performance of Maintenance Strategies: A Simulation-based Approach for Wind Turbines

Clemens Gutschi, Nikolaus Furian, Siegfried Vössner, Athanasios Kolios, Moritz Graefe

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The performance of multi-component systems is heavily influenced by the individual maintenance strategy applied on each subsystem, its costs and the impact of subsystem fails on the performance of the whole system. For an assessment of different combinations of maintenance strategies, we present a simulation-based evaluation approach applied to an offshore wind farm, investigating the produced energy and levelized costs of electricity. The evaluation is carried out by breaking wind turbines down into major subsystems, applying different suitable maintenance strategies to them and monitoring the performance of the entire wind farm. The investigated configurations include corrective, predictive and reliability-centered maintenance strategies. Thereby we investigate limits regarding minimum and maximum performance as well as the impact of a realistic application of monitoring systems on system performance.
Titel2019 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC)
ErscheinungsortNational Harbor, MD, USA
Herausgeber (Verlag)Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2020
VeranstaltungWinter Simulation Conference 2019 - National Harbor, Maryland, USA / Vereinigte Staaten
Dauer: 8 Dez 201911 Dez 2019
Konferenznummer: 19


KonferenzWinter Simulation Conference 2019
LandUSA / Vereinigte Staaten



    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • !!Management Science and Operations Research
    • !!Energy(all)
    • !!Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
    • !!Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

    Fields of Expertise

    • Mobility & Production
    • Sustainable Systems

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    Gutschi, C., Furian, N., Vössner, S., Kolios, A., & Graefe, M. (2020). Evaluating the Performance of Maintenance Strategies: A Simulation-based Approach for Wind Turbines. in 2019 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) (S. 842-853). National Harbor, MD, USA: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC40007.2019.9004681