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Wind turbine accidents: a data mining study

Ertek, Gürdal and Asian, Sobhan and Haksöz, Çağrı and Pakter, Sena and Ulun, Soner (2015) Wind turbine accidents: a data mining study. [Working Paper / Technical Report] Sabanci University ID:UNSPECIFIED

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Abstract

While the global production of wind energy is increasing, there exists a significant gap in the academic and practice literature regarding the analysis of wind turbine accidents. Our paper presents the results obtained from the analysis of 240 wind turbine accidents from around the world. The main focus of our paper is revealing the associations between several factors and deaths & injuries in wind turbine accidents. Specifically, the associations of death and injuries with the stage of the wind turbine’s life cycle (transportation, construction, operation, and maintenance) and the main cause factor categories (human, system/equipment, and nature) were investigated. To this end, we conducted a detailed investigation that integrates exploratory and statistical data analysis methods with data mining methods. The paper presents a multitude of insights regarding the accidents and discusses implications for wind turbine manufacturers, engineering and insurance companies, and government organizations.

Item Type:Working Paper / Technical Report
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General) > T055.4-60.8 Industrial engineering. Management engineering
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD0061 Risk Management
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
ID Code:28123
Deposited By:Çağrı Haksöz
Deposited On:05 Dec 2015 21:05
Last Modified:05 Dec 2015 21:05

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