Design and Development of a Mobile Climbing Robot for Wind Turbine Inspection
Sahbel, A. (2019). Design and Development of a Mobile Climbing Robot for Wind Turbine Inspection. PhD Thesis London South Bank University School of Engineering
Wind turbines (WT) have become an essential renewable energy source as the contribution of WT farms has reached megawatts scale. However, wind turbine blades (WTB) are subjected to failure due to many loading effects such as aerodynamic, gravity and centrifugal loads and operation in harsh environments such as ultraviolet (UV) radiation, ice, hail, temperature variation, dirt, and salt. As a result, the blades suffer different types of damage. Consequently, a periodic inspection process is required to detect and repair defects before a catastrophic failure happens.
|Publisher||London South Bank University|
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|20 Dec 2019|
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|Deposited||01 Dec 2022|
This hD thesis was partially funded by The British University in Egypt.
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