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This book provides a holistic, interdisciplinary overview of offshore wind energy, and is a must-read for advanced researchers. Topics, from the design and analysis of future turbines, to the decommissioning of wind farms, are covered. The scope of the work ranges from analytical, numerical and experimental advancements in structural and fluid mechanics, to novel developments in risk, safety & reliability... more...

A motivation for structural health monitoring. Structural health monitoring of aircraft structures. Vibration-based damage diagnosis and monitoring of external loads.Statistical time series methods for vibration based structural health monitoring. Fiber optic sensors. Damage localisation using elastic waves propagation methods experimental techniques. Application for wind turbine blades. Experts actively working in structural... more...

Understanding and analysing the complex phenomena related to elastic wave propagation has been the subject of intense research for many years and has enabled application in numerous fields of technology, including structural health monitoring (SHM). In the course of the rapid advancement of diagnostic methods utilising elastic wave propagation, it has become clear that existing methods of elastic wave modeling and analysis are not always very useful;... more...