Journal of Vibration Engineering & Technologies

, Volume 6, Issue 6, pp 495–501 | Cite as

The Sun and Planetary Gear Design of a 1.5-MW Wind Turbine

  • Guanjin Li
  • Wenyi LiuEmail author
  • Xiuping Su
Original Paper



In this paper, a 1.5-MW wind turbine design process is proposed.


A hybrid transmission type with single planetary gear connected to two-stage parallel shaft cylindrical gear is designed and some main relevant parameters are calculated. The contact and bending fatigue strength of the sun gear and planetary gear are checked separately in the design process, to verify the calculation results. At last the modeling and finite element analysis method is used to analyze the designed gearbox.


The first 3-order vibration modes and the first 8-order mode frequencies of the main components are listed in the final analysis, which proved the validity and rationality of the design.


Wind turbine Gearbox Sun and planetary gear Design 



This research was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant no. 51505202), the 333 project of Jiangsu Province (2016), the Qing-Lan Project of Jiangsu Province (2016), Jiangsu Postgraduate Research and Practice Innovation Plan (KYCX17_1588), the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province of China (Grant no. BK20140238).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mechanical and Electrical EngineeringJiangsu Normal UniversityXuzhouChina

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