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Vibration monitoring of wind-turbine blades through optical fiber sensors
Author(s): G. Cazzulani; S. Cinquemani; S. Marabelli; I. Bayati; M. Belloli
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Paper Abstract

In this work a wind turbine blade has been instrumented with two different types of optical fiber sensors. The first one is a traditional chain of Fiber Bragg Grating sensors, able to measure a large number of strain values along the fiber; the second one is a sensor based on Optical Backscatter reflectometry (OBR), able to provide a continuous measurement along the fiber. The two fibers are placed in parallel on the structure and different experimental tests have been carried out to compare the two technologies on a reduced-scale model of a offshore wind turbine blade.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 March 2018
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 10601, Smart Materials and Nondestructive Evaluation for Energy Systems IV, 106010O (29 March 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2297622
Show Author Affiliations
G. Cazzulani, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
S. Cinquemani, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
S. Marabelli, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
I. Bayati, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
M. Belloli, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10601:
Smart Materials and Nondestructive Evaluation for Energy Systems IV
Theodoros E. Matikas, Editor(s)

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