Topics

The attendees will be provided with an overview of the state-of-art knowledge and techniques in a number of topics mainly focused on Control and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of Wind Turbines (WTs). These include problems and challenges in WT research, structural control of WTs, measurement techniques for WTs, model based estimation for WT control and maintenance, SHM of WTs via pattern recognition methods, composite materials for WT blades, structural dynamics and simulation of WT blades, monitoring of fibre-reinforced composites, NDT and SHM for WT components, stationary and non-stationary identification of WT dynamics for SHM, and vibration based methods for SHM. A laboratory session is also planned, along with a technical visit to a wind turbine park.