Structural Health Monitoring

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Structural Health Monitoring

One of the key challenges facing the industry is to develop reliable methods to detect damage in the rotor blades—and to detect them early enough to improve operations and repair/maintenance decisions leading to reduced costs and increased revenues. Sandia is addressing this challenge by performing research in the areas of structural health monitoring and prognostics [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:47:22+00:00 June 10th, 2014|Comments Off on Structural Health Monitoring

Wind Energy

Advancing rotor technology to capture more energy, more reliably, with relatively lower system loads—all at a lower end cost. Enabling rapid, cost-effective research to improve wind plant performance and advance technology. Improving wind-turbine blade manufacturing quality and determining the most cost-effective methods to mitigate environmental damage. Investigating both wind turbines and radars for [...]

By | 2017-06-01T22:19:35+00:00 November 10th, 2010|Comments Off on Wind Energy