Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring Techniques in Wind Energy

Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring Techniques in Wind Energy

1st Edition - January 6, 2023

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  • Editors: Fausto Garcia Marquez, Mayorkinos Papaelias, Valter Luiz Jantara Junior
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323996662

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Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring Techniques in Wind Energy looks at the complex and critical components of energy assets and the importance of inspection and maintenance to ensure their high availability and uninterrupted operation. Presenting the main concepts, state-of-the-art advances and case studies, this book approaches the topic by considering it as an integral part of the overall operation of any wind energy project. Linking the essential NDT subject with its sub disciplines, the book uses computational techniques, dynamic analysis, probabilistic methods, and mathematical optimization techniques to support analysis of prognostic problems with defined constraints and requirements. This book is the first of its kind and will provide useful insights to industrial engineers and scientists, academics and students in the possibilities that NDT and condition monitoring technologies can offer.

Key Features

  • Presents advances in Non-Destructive Techniques and Condition Monitoring Systems applied in the energy industry
  • Provides case studies in Fault Detection and Diagnosis and Prognosis for critical variability
  • Offers technical maintenance actions for the observation and analyses of inspection, monitoring, testing, diagnosis, prognosis and active maintenance actions in wind


Renewable Researchers, professionals in the field of engineering, Wind power plants operators, Wind turbine generators vendors, Power systems consultants, Power systems operators. Operators of wind energy systems, where they will find new approaches to apply to their problems to be solved, and similar cases studies to have them as reference

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. The significance of NDT and Condition Monitoring for the Wind Energy industry
    3. Trends in maintenance strategies for wind energy assets
    4. NDT and Condition Monitoring techniques for wind turbines
    5. Online evaluation of wind turbine power converters
    6. Wind turbine gearboxes: A case study
    7. Onshore versus offshore wind turbines: Opportunities and operational challenges
    8. Inspection and maintenance for wind farms
    9. Remote condition monitoring for wind energy systems
    10. General NDT techniques: A summary
    11. The application of acoustic emission as an effective condition monitoring technique 
    12. A brief overview of vibration analysis
    13. The value of Long Range Ultrasonics
    14. ROV applications
    15. Effective automated control and its value
    16. SCADA systems and effective data management 
    17. Future developments in NDT and Condition Monitoring

Product details

  • No. of pages: 300
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: January 6, 2023
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323996662

About the Editors

Fausto Garcia Marquez

Professor Fausto works at UCLM, Spain. Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Birmingham University, UK, Lecturer at the Postgraduate European Institute. He has published more than 150 papers and is author and editor of 31 books (Elsevier, Springer, Pearson, Mc-GrawHill, Intech, IGI, Marcombo, AlfaOmega). He is Editor of 5 Int. Journals, Committee Member more than 40 Int. Conferences. He has been Principal Investigator in 4 European Projects, 6 National Projects, and more than 150 projects for Universities, Companies, etc. His main interests are: Artificial Intelligence, Maintenance, Management, Renewable Energy, Transport, Advanced Analytics, Data Science. He is an expert in the European Union in AI4People (EISMD), and ESF and Director of

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Mayorkinos Papaelias

Professor Mayorkinos, PhD in Metallurgy from Univ of Birmingham. Mayorkinos leads the research activity in Non-Destructive Testing and Structural Health Condition Monitoring at the Birmingham Railway Centre for Research and Education and conducts research in structural health condition monitoring of wind turbine towers, and advanced condition monitoring of wind turbine gearboxes and rotating machinery. He served as a technical consultant to TWI, ENGITEC, Innovative Technology and Science Ltd, and Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade. He is editor of two books on fault detection and condition monitoring, and has contributed chapters to books in fault detection and rail inspection. Mayorkinos is chairman of the Education Committee of the International Society for Condition Monitoring of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham, UK

Valter Luiz Jantara Junior

Dr. Valter is a postdoctoral research fellow at the school of metallurgy and materials at the University of Birmingham, UK. His main research interests are damage modelling, finite element analysis, failure analysis, surface engineering, condition monitoring, and advanced material characterisation. He has been distinguished with the Len Gelman Award for the best paper by a person in the early stages of their career, in the Proceedings of the First World Congress on Condition Monitoring, 2017. He is a member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3). He has experienced in the in the following areas: electron (including FEG, EBSD, EDS) and optical microscopy; tensile and fatigue testing; tribological testing; plasma nitriding, including DC and active screen; vibration analysis; acoustic emission monitoring; and modelling of materials.

Affiliations and Expertise

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham, UK

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