A robot design for wind generator support structure inspection

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Mondal, C. S. and Patricio L. C. M. (2020). A robot design for wind generator support structure inspection. CLAWAR 2020: 23rd International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines. Moscow, Russian Federation 24 - 26 Aug 2020 CLAWAR Association. https://doi.org/10.13180/clawar.2020.24-26.08.id#
AuthorsMondal, C. S. and Patricio L. C. M.
TypeConference paper
Abstract

In recent time, the development of wind tower inspection has been very crucial for the overall performance of the wind turbine. In order to maintain, monitor and determine the life span of the tower, an investigation of robot design is discussed. It presents how to design and construct a robot that can climb the tower and rotate 360° . A ring system which is in a circular shape robot is designed that allows the device to fit in the structure of the wind generator tower. The rotational module is designed to allow the wheels to rotate and be able to go in a circular motion. Also it is designed with a suspension that allows the robot to go through any obstacle. This paper also presents the FEA spring stress analysis and Simulink control system model to find the optimal parameters that are required for the wind tower climbing robot.

KeywordsClimbing robot; Wind tower; Adhesion mechanism
Year2020
PublisherCLAWAR Association
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.13180/clawar.2020.24-26.08.id#
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Deposited15 Dec 2020
Web address (URL) of conference proceedingshttps://clawar.org/clawar2020/
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