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1. (WO2018141523) WIND TURBINE WITH A TUBULAR SUPPORT STRUCTURE AND A BEARING ASSEMBLY

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/141523    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/050631
Publication Date: Fri Aug 10 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Jan 12 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: F03D 80/70
Applicants: SIEMENS WIND POWER A/S
Inventors: MOESKJAER, Martin
Title: WIND TURBINE WITH A TUBULAR SUPPORT STRUCTURE AND A BEARING ASSEMBLY
Abstract:
The invention relates to a novel design of a support structure (1) for use in a wind turbine. The support structure (1) comprises a base (8), a first aperture (2), a second aperture (4) and one or more tertiary apertures (6), a plurality of openings (10) at the base of the support structure. Further, the first aperture (2) comprises a bearing assembly, which in turn includes an outer ring (20) and an inner ring (18), wherein the bearing assembly is coupled to the first aperture (2) using fastening means (22). A bearing frame (16) is coupled to the support structure (1) through the outer ring (20) of the bearing assembly. The outer ring (20) of the bearing assembly comprises a plurality of bores (26) through which the bearing frame (16) is coupled to the support structure (1).