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A novel methodology for the elimination of temperature effects in radar-based structural health monitoring systems for wind turbine blades has been accepted for publication in Sensors journal. Abstract: The compensation of temperature is critical in every structural health monitoring (SHM) system for achieving maximum damage detection performance. This paper analyses a novel approach based on...
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A joint work with Dr. Beata Zima and Emil Roch (both from Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland) about corrosion degradation assessment based on asymmetry of guided wave propagation field has been accepted for publication in the renowned Ultrasonics journal.   Abstract: The article presents the results of numerical and experimental investigation of guided wave propagation...
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The project “Acoustic and radar sensor technology for the detection of bats and birds at wind turbines (SENSE2SAVE)” has been selected for funding. The project partners are: InnovationLab GmbH (Heidelberg, Coordinator) IMST GmbH (Kamp-Lintfort) Institut für Tierökologie und Naturbildung GmbH (Gonterskirchen) University of Siegen (Siegen), my new affiliation starting in January 2024 Zentrum für Sonnenenergie-...
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A joint work related to the AeroSense project has been accepted for publication in NDT and E International. Abstract: Ultra-wideband guided electromagnetic waves have been proposed recently for non-destructive testing and structural health monitoring applications. However, many possibilities are still unexplored given by the multitude of possible microwave waveguides. The present work introduces the concept...
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A joint work with several partners from the In-Situ-WIND project about microwave-based damage detection in grouted joints has been accepted for publication in Structural Control and Health Monitoring. Abstract: Offshore wind turbines play a significant role in the expansion of clean and renewable energy. However, their exposure to harsh marine environments and dynamic loading conditions...
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The dataset contains radar-based measurements of rotor blades from three operational wind turbines as part of a structural health monitoring system. For this purpose, a sensor box with a 35 GHz radar sensor (about 1 000 measurements per second) and a camera system (about 100 images per second), is mounted on each wind turbine tower...
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The photo shows Dr. Kilian Tschoeke (Fraunhofer IKTS), Octavio Márquez Reyes (Goethe University Frankfurt), Dr. Vittorio Memmolo (Goethe University Frankfurt and University of Naples) and me during the International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring at the University of Stanford (USA) in September 2023.
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A joint work with colleagues from the University of Bologna on frequency steerable acoustic transducers (FSATs) has been accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control. Abstract: A novel directional transducer based on Guided Waves (GW) is introduced in this paper, designed for use in structural health monitoring (SHM) and acoustic...
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Bats play a crucial role as bioindicators of environmental changes, making their monitoring highly valuable. In particular, wind energy plants have been found to cause significant fatality rates among bats, as well as birds, mainly through direct collision with the rotor blades or through barotrauma effects. However, the manual identification and classification of bats through...
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The project “Applied Sensor Data Fusion for In-situ Wind Turbine Blade Structural Health Monitoring (SENSITU)” has been selected for funding. The project partners are: Goethe University Frankfurt (Frankfurt, Coordinator) Wölfel Engineering GmbH + Co. KG (Höchberg) IMST GmbH (Kamp-Lintfort) Hamburg University of Technology (Hamburg) Nordex Energy SE & Co. KG (Hamburg, associated partner) BOREAS Energietechnik...
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