Review of structural health and cure monitoring techniques for large wind turbine blades

Schubel, P. J. and Crossley, R. J. and Boateng, E. K. G. and Hutchinson, J. R. (2013) Review of structural health and cure monitoring techniques for large wind turbine blades. Renewable Energy, 51. pp. 113-123. ISSN 0960-1481


A review of structural health monitoring methods, including residual cure strain monitoring is presented for the wind turbine blade industry. A comparison is presented for dielectric, acoustic, ultrasonic, thermal and fibre optic monitoring methods. This review highlights the need for further development in this area, with potential savings to manufacturing time and reductions in cost through quality control measures, including furthering the scientific understanding of cure strain, are just some of the downstream benefits. Upstream benefits include increased investor confidence through better design, manufacture and operational practices.

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Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 05:31
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2017 07:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: SHM; Structural health monitoring; Wind turbine blade; composite materials; acoustic
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401602 Composite and hybrid materials
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
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