Special Issue: Wind Turbine PHM

The Special Issue was Published July 01, 2013. Published papers can be accessed in the Journal Archives here.

The International Journal of Prognostics and Health Management (IJPHM) is the premier online open access journal related to multidisciplinary research on Prognostics, Diagnostics, and System Health Management. This special issue is focused on advances in research in condition monitoring of wind turbines.

Wind power generating capacity was 239 GW at the end of 2011, with a further 46 GW of installed capacity to be operational by the end of 2012. While only providing 2.8% of the energy produce in the United States, its is anticipated that by 2030, fully 20% of the electrical energy will come from wind. This widespread deployment of industrial wind projects will require a more proactive maintenance strategy in order to be more cost competitive with traditional energy systems, such as natural gas or coal. This will be particularly true for offshore wind projects, where availability of the site for maintenance can be restricted for extend period of time due to weather. Prognostics and Health Management of these assets can improve operational availability while reducing the cost of unscheduled maintenance.

Topics of Interest

  • Physics of gearbox degradation and failure
  • Remaining useful life estimation for gearbox
  • Tower and Foundation structural health monitoring
  • Blade crack detection and structural health monitoring
  • Inverter/IGBT Fault detection and estimation of RUL
  • Oil debris monitoring techniques
  • Oil condition monitoring, effect of oil on component life
  • Vibration, acoustic emissions based gear/bearing detection
  • Offshore requirements for CBM/PHM
  • Use of SCADA information for diagnostics/prognostics
  • Integration of oil/vibration and SCADA for PHM
  • Relationship between gust loads and gearbox damage
  • Wind turbulence and damage accumulation on rotating parts
  • Curtailment as a strategy to extend RUL
  • Optimal scheduling of repair resources based on RUL
  • Prognostics and its relation to balance of plant operation

This CFP solicit papers that discuss the emerging art and science of wind turbine condition monitoring. A secondary goal is to document and benchmark the state-of-the-art in wind turbine component RUL estimation.

All submission types are invited for this issue. Please refer to submission guidelines & templates.

Special Issue Editors: David He (UIC) Eric Bechhoefer (NRG Systems)

Submission Instructions
– Prepare a manuscript as per journal guidelines
Create a submission through the website
– Select submission target as “IJPHM”, a dropdown menu will appear to select “Publication Issue”.
– Select “Special Issue Wind Turbine PHM” option
– provide all authors names and other details for the paper including the manuscript.

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