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Title: Monitoring of wind turbines

Method and apparatus for determining the deflection or curvature of a rotating blade, such as a wind turbine blade or a helicopter blade. Also, methods and apparatus for establishing an inertial reference system on a rotating blade.
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Purdue Research Foundation SNL-A
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Patent File Date: 2009 May 13
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States

Other works cited in this record:

Advanced aerodynamic control system for a high output wind turbine
patent, September 2005

Wind turbine having sensor elements mounted on rotor blades
patent, September 2005

Wind turbine blade deflection control system
patent, July 2007

Wind turbine blade deflection control system
patent-application, March 2004

Methods and apparatuses for wind turbine fatigue load measurement and assessment
patent-application, June 2006

Application of damage detection techniques using wind turbine modal data
conference, February 2013
  • Gross, Erik; Zadoks, Rick; Simmermacher, Todd
  • 37th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit
  • DOI: 10.2514/6.1999-47

Structural health monitoring of wind turbines: method and application to a HAWT
journal, January 2011
  • Adams, Douglas; White, Jonathan; Rumsey, Mark
  • Wind Energy, Vol. 14, Issue 4, p. 603-623
  • DOI: 10.1002/we.437

Pitch Error and Shear Web Disbond Detection on Wind Turbine Blades for Offshore Structural Health and Prognostics Management
conference, April 2013
  • Myrent, Noah J.; Kusnick, Joshua F.; Adams, Douglas
  • 54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials and Co-located Conferences
  • DOI: 10.2514/6.2013-1695

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