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Title: Integration of low-cost consumer electronics for in-situ condition monitoring of wind turbine blades
Authors: Esu, Ozak O.
Lloyd, Steven D.
Flint, James A.
Watson, Simon J.
Keywords: Condition Monitoring (CM)
Wind Turbine Blades
MEMS Accelerometers
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: IET
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.
Series/Report no.: IET Conference Publications;CP651
Abstract: 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.
Description: This paper is closed access.
Version: Closed Access
DOI: 10.1049/cp.2014.0905
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/24223
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/cp.2014.0905
ISBN: 9781849199179
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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