Investigation of electrical impact on white etching cracks formation in wind turbine bearings and reflection of the topic in student education for sustainable development

Duration of the project

15.07.2016. - 15.12.2016.

Countries and institutions involved in the project

University of Latvia
Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Leibniz University of Hanover

Aim of the project

Develop the theory of co-called white etching cracks bearing failures, which takes into account electrical issues, as well as contribute education in related fields in the partner universities to ensure sustainable development and application of this theory.

Main activities of the project

  1. Coordinated research at the partner universities
  2. Workshops dedicated to white etching cracks bearing failures problems in Riga, Erlangen and Hanover

Target group and number of persons involved

University students – 25

Scientists – 35

Industry representatives – 16