Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Where did that turbine blade get smacked?

Each years in the whole world lots of bird die because of turbines.
In the United States alone, more than 100,000 birds die because
of this. But those turbine blades can suffer damage, too. Now,
Jonathan has figured out a way to narrow down the search for
damaged spots on whirling blades.
What Jonathan did was to put some sensors on each whirling blade to
detect where the impact had occurred. If the sensor near the tip
felt the vibrations first, the impact would have happened on the
outer half of the blade.
A very good use of sensor technology to make detection of faults faster and easier.

By Álvaro M. 3º Blue

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