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Development of a robust structural health monitoring system for wind turbine foundations

Currie, Magnus and Saafi, Mohamed and Quail, Francis (2012) Development of a robust structural health monitoring system for wind turbine foundations. In: ASME Turbo Expo 2012 Turbine Technical Conference & Exposition, 2012-06-11 - 2012-06-15, Copenhagen.

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Abstract

The construction of onshore wind turbines has rapidly been increasing as the UK attempts to meet its renewable energy targets. As the UK’s future energy depends more on wind farms, safety and security are critical to the success of this renewable energy source. Structural integrity is a critical element of this security of supply. With the stochastic nature of the load regime a bespoke low cost structural health monitoring system is required to monitor integrity. This paper presents an assessment of ‘embedded can’ style foundation failure modes in large onshore wind turbines and proposes a novel condition based monitoring solution to aid in early warning of failure.

Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID code: 41391
Keywords: structural health monitoring , wind turbines, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Subjects: Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering > Civil and Environmental Engineering
Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2012 14:59
Last modified: 18 Jun 2015 03:26
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URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/41391

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