MSc forsvar Louis Simon Bond-Smith

Supervisors: Researcher David Robert Verelst, DTU Wind Energy

Co-supervisors: Malcolm McGugan, DTU Wind Energy -Philipp Ulrich Hasselbach, DTU Wind Energy

Title: Structural Health Monitoring of Wind Turbine Blades Without Additional Sensors
The thesis investigates structural health monitoring algorithms for detecting damaged blades on operating wind turbines, both through aeroelastic simulation and analysis of data from operational wind turbines with known blade damage.

The thesis consists of a the following components:

  • Review of existing research and methods in the field
  • Modelling of damaged wind turbine blades by applying stiffness reduction to beam-element blade models.
  • Aero-elastic simulation of turbines with damaged blades
  • Application of structural health monitoring algorithms to aero-elastic simulation results and operational turbines with damaged blades


man 10 feb 20
13:00 - 14:30



DTU Risø Campus
Frederiksborgvej 399, bld. 118, room Poul la Cour
4000 Roskilde