Open science: Dataset on radar-based structural health monitoring of wind turbine blades is shared on ZENODO

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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International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring

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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Article published in IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control

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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Article published in Animals

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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SENSITU project selected for funding

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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Press release In-Situ-WIND: Impressions from Offshore installation

https://www.strom-forschung.de/aktuelles/news/2023/groutschaeden-an-offshore-windenergieanlagen-rechtzeitig-erkennen Image source: Fraunhofer LBF
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