Damage Detection Based on Static Strain Responses Using FBG in a Wind Turbine Blade
AbstractThe damage detection of a wind turbine blade enables better operation of the turbines, and provides an early alert to the destroyed events of the blade in order to avoid catastrophic losses. A new non-baseline damage detection method based on the Fiber Bragg grating (FBG) in a wind turbine blade is developed in this paper. Firstly, the Chi-square distribution is proven to be an effective damage-sensitive feature which is adopted as the individual information source for the local decision. In order to obtain the global and optimal decision for the damage detection, the feature information fusion (FIF) method is proposed to fuse and optimize information in above individual information sources, and the damage is detected accurately through of the global decision. Then a 13.2 m wind turbine blade with the distributed strain sensor system is adopted to describe the feasibility of the proposed method, and the strain energy method (SEM) is used to describe the advantage of the proposed method. Finally results show that the proposed method can deliver encouraging results of the damage detection in the wind turbine blade. View Full-Text
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Tian, S.; Yang, Z.; Chen, X.; Xie, Y. Damage Detection Based on Static Strain Responses Using FBG in a Wind Turbine Blade. Sensors 2015, 15, 19992-20005.
Tian S, Yang Z, Chen X, Xie Y. Damage Detection Based on Static Strain Responses Using FBG in a Wind Turbine Blade. Sensors. 2015; 15(8):19992-20005.Chicago/Turabian Style
Tian, Shaohua; Yang, Zhibo; Chen, Xuefeng; Xie, Yong. 2015. "Damage Detection Based on Static Strain Responses Using FBG in a Wind Turbine Blade." Sensors 15, no. 8: 19992-20005.