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Continuous fatigue assessment of offshore wind turbines using a stress prediction technique
Author(s): Alexandros N. Iliopoulos; Christof Devriendt; Sokratis N. Iliopoulos; Danny Van Hemelrijck
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Paper Abstract

Fatigue assessment includes estimation of the expected damage accumulation and the remaining life-time of the structure. This work is based on output-only vibration measurements at a limited number of locations provided by a sensor network installed on the structure. For the fatigue damage assessment, the stress time responses are obtained by using the vibration sensor data and a modal expansion approach enabling predictions of stresses at positions where sensor installation is not possible. A methodology for the prediction of stresses based on the combination of a finite element numerical model and the accelerations recorded at measurement locations is presented in this paper.

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Date Published: 9 March 2014
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9064, Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2014, 90640S (9 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2045576
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Alexandros N. Iliopoulos, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Christof Devriendt, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Sokratis N. Iliopoulos, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Danny Van Hemelrijck, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9064:
Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2014
Tribikram Kundu, Editor(s)

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