Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2011


Timothy Anderson

Course Title

Operations Research

Course Number

ETM 540


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.


This project is only available to students, faculty, and staff of Portland State University.

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