File(s) under permanent embargo

Reason: This item is currently closed access.

Integration of low-cost consumer electronics for in-situ condition monitoring of wind turbine blades

conference contribution
posted on 24.02.2017, 11:24 by Ozak Esu, Steve Lloyd, James FlintJames Flint, Simon Watson
Wind turbine blades must be sufficiently durable to withstand fatigue, strong enough to withstand loading but not excessively heavy so as to impose unnecessary loads on the drive train. Thus, different types of materials such as glass reinforced plastic, wood and steel, are used in its construction. The wide-spread of materials used creates great difficulty in predicting the lifetime health of the blades hence the necessity for condition monitoring (CM). CM systems for blades are not yet widely used. Those which are currently deployed are expensive, contributing to rising operating and maintenance costs especially offshore. The current paper describes a vibration-based in-situ CM system, comprised of low-cost consumer electronics (accelerometers, microcontroller and energy harvester), capable of detecting variations in the dynamic properties of turbine blades.

History

School

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Published in

IET 3rd Renewable Power Generation Conference (RPG 2014) IET Conference Publications

Volume

2014

Issue

CP651

Pages

1 - 6 (6)

Citation

ESU, O.O. ... et al, 2014. Integration of low-cost consumer electronics for in-situ condition monitoring of wind turbine blades. IET 3rd Renewable Power Generation Conference (RPG 2014), Naples, Italy, 24-25 Sept. 2014.

Publisher

IET

Version

NA (Not Applicable or Unknown)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

15/07/2014

Publication date

2014

Notes

This paper is closed access.

ISBN

9781849199179

Book series

IET Conference Publications;CP651

Language

en

Location

Naples, Italy