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

Magnus Currie, Mohamed Saafi, Francis Quail

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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.
Original languageEnglish
PagesGT21012-69065
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2012
EventASME Turbo Expo 2012 Turbine Technical Conference & Exposition - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 11 Jun 201215 Jun 2012

Conference

ConferenceASME Turbo Expo 2012 Turbine Technical Conference & Exposition
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period11/06/1215/06/12

Keywords

  • structural health monitoring
  • wind turbines

Cite this

Currie, M., Saafi, M., & Quail, F. (2012). Development of a robust structural health monitoring system for wind turbine foundations. GT21012-69065. Paper presented at ASME Turbo Expo 2012 Turbine Technical Conference & Exposition, Copenhagen, Denmark.