The study provides a data-based model to evaluate the organizational risk associated with service and maintenance of a fleet of 4500+ wind turbines with 13,500+ wind turbine blades across the North American operations of a global wind turbine designer, manufacturer, installer and servicer. This study provides a basic model that can be used to assess the cost trade-offs between growing a blade service organization to more effectively repair damages blades and operating wind turbines with damage with the risk of possible failure.
Trippel, Matt; Zaher, Mouhamad; Watt, Russell; and Julien, Alex, "Wind Turbine Blade Maintenance Strategy
Analysis Using Integer Programming
Techniques" (2011). Engineering and Technology Management Student Projects. 620.