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Maintenance Optimization and Inspection Planning of Wind Energy Assets: Models, Methods and Strategies

Shafiee, Mahmood, Sørensen, John Dalsgaard (2019) Maintenance Optimization and Inspection Planning of Wind Energy Assets: Models, Methods and Strategies. Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 192 . Article Number 105993. ISSN 0951-8320. (doi:10.1016/j.ress.2017.10.025) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:79677)

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Abstract

Designing cost-effective inspection and maintenance programmes for wind energy farms is a complex task involving a high degree of uncertainty due to diversity of assets and their corresponding damage mechanisms and failure modes, weather-dependent transport conditions, unpredictable spare parts demand, insufficient space or poor accessibility for maintenance and repair, limited availability of resources in terms of equipment and skilled manpower, etc. In recent years, maintenance optimization has attracted the attention of many researchers and practitioners from various sectors of the wind energy industry, including manufacturers, component suppliers, maintenance contractors and others. In this paper, we propose a conceptual classification framework for the available literature on maintenance policy optimization and inspection planning of wind energy systems and structures (turbines, foundations, power cables and electrical substations). The developed framework addresses a wide range of theoretical and practical issues, including the models, methods, and the strategies employed to optimise maintenance decisions and inspection procedures in wind farms. The literature published to date on the subject of this article is critically reviewed and several research gaps are identified. Moreover, the available studies are systematically classified using different criteria and some research directions of potential interest to operational researchers are highlighted.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.ress.2017.10.025
Uncontrolled keywords: Wind energy; Asset management; Inspection; Maintenance; Repair; Optimization; Reliability
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: Mahmood Shafiee
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2020 22:23 UTC
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2020 08:59 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/79677 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Shafiee, Mahmood: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6122-5719
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