Wind Turbine Design Guideline DG03: Yaw and Pitch Rolling Bearing Life Metadata

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  • Main Title Wind Turbine Design Guideline DG03: Yaw and Pitch Rolling Bearing Life


  • Author: Harris, T.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Rumbarger, J. H.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Butterfield, C. P.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)
    Place of Publication: Golden, Colorado
    Additional Info: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.


  • Creation: 2009-12-01


  • English


  • Content Description: This report describes the design criteria, calculation methods, and applicable standards recommended for use in performance and life analyses of ball and roller (rolling) bearings for yaw and pitch motion support in wind turbine applications. The formulae presented here for rolling bearing analytical methods and bearing-life ratings are consistent with methods in current use by wind turbine designers and rolling-bearing manufacturers.
  • Physical Description: 63 pp.


  • Keyword: Manufacturers
  • Keyword: Wind Turbines Yaw And Pitch
  • Keyword: Bearings
  • Keyword: Yaw And Pitch
  • Keyword: Calculation Methods
  • Keyword: Bearing Life Ratings
  • Keyword: Recommendations
  • Keyword: Rolling Bearing Analytical Methods
  • Keyword: Design
  • Keyword: Rolling
  • Keyword: Wind Turbine
  • Keyword: Wind Energy
  • Keyword: Motion Support
  • STI Subject Categories: 17 Wind Energy
  • Keyword: Performance


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: NREL/TP-500-42362
  • Grant Number: AC36-99-GO10337
  • DOI: 10.2172/969722
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 969722
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc929141