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Wind Turbine Structural Health Monitoring

Webinars 27 August 2020

Webinar on Wind Turbine Structural Health Monitoring: A demonstration of BladeSave

27 August at 10.00 BST

TWI is part of a consortium of companies working on the BladeSave project, to develop a condition monitoring system for wind turbine blades.

BladeSave is a comprehensive system for monitoring, repair and management of wind turbine blades, that combines expertise in structural health monitoring, fibre optic sensing technologies and management software.

Although wind energy is one of the fastest growing markets for world energy, turbine blades are susceptible to fatigue failure and environmental effects. Cracks in the blades, if left unattended, will grow and propagate under fatigue loading, which will eventually lead to blade failure and a costly replacement.

BladeSave aims to increase the average annual availability of wind turbines by optimising maintenance to maximise component life spans and reduce unscheduled repair, replacement and breakdown. 

Who Should Attend?

This webinar is of interest to any engineers or decision makers from across the wind energy sector, including, but not limited to:

  • Wind farm owners and operators,
  • Wind turbine service providers,
  • Wind turbine manufacturers,
  • Academics, technologists and researchers working on associated topics.

A full programme, including external speakers, will be published shortly. The webinar is free-to-attend, but registration is essential.

Meet the team

Linghao Zhou - Project Leader - Condition and Structural Health Monitoring

Linghao Zhou

Project Leader - Condition and Structural Health Monitoring

Linghao has an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Adelaide and a Ph.D. from London South Bank University in Rotating Machinery Diagnosis. He has published numerous journal papers and presented in national and international conferences. Linghao has been actively involved in multiple European funded projects, which aimed to develop innovative condition monitoring systems for critical rotational and/or structural assets. Linghao is working towards professionally registering as a Charted Engineer.

Ryan Marks - Section Manager, Monitoring and Inspection Research

Ryan Marks

Section Manager, Monitoring and Inspection Research

Ryan is the Section Manager of the Monitoring and Inspection Research Section at TWI. Ryan has a Masters' degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Acoustic Emission monitoring from Cardiff University, as well as being a Chartered Engineer. Ryan has previously worked for Airbus as a structures design engineer before moving into condition monitoring and non-destructive testing research. Ryan has developed technologies for a range of industries and applications including aerospace, nuclear and wind turbine blades for key customers and through numerous collaborative projects.

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