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In-situ wireless monitoring of on - and offshore WINd TURbine blades using energy harvesting technology - Demonstration

Objective

"WINTUR Demonstration Project will demonstrate the structural health monitoring (SHM) system that was developed successfully in the WinTur R4S project, in order to show that such a system is viable for blade monitoring and can help the wind sector to achieve the kind of energy delivery to business and communities that is desired by reducing operational and maintenance costs. This will be achieved by increasing efficiency by way realising the full life-cycle term of blade components and providing maintenance as and when it is required.

There will be many overall technical objectives that will be achieved by the end of the demo project:

1.Installation of novel light weight and flexible transducers on the blade able to detect the onset of damage that was the occurrence of fibre breakage due to staged development of a hole-defect.
2. Combination of different NDT techniques based on the guide wave ultrasonics such as Long Range Ultrasonic LRU and acoustic emission.
3. A sequence of signal processing techniques (FFTs, averaging, amplification) to overcome problems of ultrasound attenuation.
4. Utilisation of Energy Harvesting as a system to harness the surrounding environmental energy for the purposes of powering the sensors.
5. Use of short-range wireless protocol techniques to transfer data from the pulser/receiver unit to the central control in the nacelle."

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/signal processing
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2012
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE LIMITED - INNOTECUK
Address
Hildersham Road North Wing The Old Livery
CB21 6DR Cambridge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 211 000
Administrative Contact
Hassam Miabhoy (Dr.)

Participants (9)

KENTRO EREVNAS TECHNOLOGIAS KAI ANAPTYXIS THESSALIAS

Participation ended

Greece
Address
Technologiko Parko A Vipe
38500 Volos
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Georgia Pahlitzanakis (Mrs.)
MIYAMA COMPOSITE MATERIALS SA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 80 785
Address
Politira Position
34014 Pournos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ioannis Tsopelas (Mr.)
ENCOCAM Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 156 600
Address
Stukeley Business Centre Blackstone Road 5
PE29 6EF Huntingdon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Petros Goutas (Mr.)
SMART MATERIAL GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 110 768
Address
Lobtauer Strasse 69
01159 Dresden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Kunzmann (Dr.)
INNORA PROIGMENA TECHNOLOGIKA SYSTIMATA KAI YPIRESIES AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 113 825
Address
Ioannoy Metaxa 59
19400 Koropi Attikis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Xenia Bania (Mrs.)
TECNITEST INGENIEROS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 117 550
Address
Calle Ciudad De Frias 1-Nave 4
28021 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Diego Florez (Mr.)
TWI LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 118 800
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
David Hamper (Mr.)
KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 74 072
Address
K Donelaicio 73
44029 Kaunas
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Milda Beruliene (Mrs.)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 60 600
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Georgia Pahlitzanakis (Mrs.)