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Process/health monitoring for wind turbine blade by using FBG sensors with multiplexing techniques
Author(s): S. H. Eum; K. Kageyama; H. Murayama; K. Uzawa; I. Ohsawa; M. Kanai; H. Igawa
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Paper Abstract

In this study, we applied fiber Bragg grating sensors to conduct process/health monitoring of wind turbine blade manufactured by VaRTM. In this study, we used a long gauge FBG (about 100mm) based optical frequency domain reflectometory (OFDR) and 8 FBGs on a single fiber based wavelength division multiplexing (WDM). Resin flow front and resin cure were detected during VaRTM. After manufacturing, structural health monitoring was conducted with the blades. These sensors with multiplexing techniques were able to monitor VaRTM process and wind turbine blade successfully.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2008
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7004, 19th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 70045B (16 May 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.786240
Show Author Affiliations
S. H. Eum, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
K. Kageyama, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
H. Murayama, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
K. Uzawa, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
I. Ohsawa, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
M. Kanai, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
H. Igawa, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7004:
19th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors

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