Wind energy

Wind Turbine Tribology Seminar 2014: Introductions


Wind Turbine Tribology Seminar 2014

Wind turbine reliability issues are often linked to failures of contacting components, such as: bearings, gears, and actuators. Therefore, special consideration to tribological design in wind turbine systems is critical. This seminar has two main functions: to provide an overview of tribology fundamentals relevant to wind turbines, and to review the critical tribological issues and current R&D activities to address these issues. The invited speakers cover a range of topics including

Wind Turbine Tribology Seminar 2014: Lubrication Fundamentals

This session was chaired by Shawn Sheng.


  • Gear Oil Formulation in Wind
    Jon Leather, Castrol
  • Wind Turbine Grease Formulation
    Jaime Spagnoli, Exxon Mobil
Argonne Now Magazine - Summer 2014

In the summer 2014 issue of the Argonne magazine, learn about "The Science that Stumped Einstein," find out how we are addressing crime, social unrest, and buses by finding patterns in data in "City of Big Data," and take a trip back to 19th-century Chicago to get perspective on the ongoing issue of soot and carbon in the air in "The Volcano of a Hundred Thousand Mouths." Also featuring Ask a Scientist, fun facts, infographics, The Secret Lives of Scientists, and more.