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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Douglas S. Cairns.en
dc.contributor.authorMeehan, Edward Charles.en
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-25T18:40:27Z
dc.date.available2013-06-25T18:40:27Z
dc.date.issued2012en
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/1852
dc.description.abstractMonitoring a structure's response to various loading conditions is essential to being able to predict catastrophic failure of the part. There are many types of sensors that have been developed to be able to accurately measure these important quantities. However, as the structure becomes thicker, it is important to monitor in more places than just the surface of the material. Composite materials, such as those used in the wind turbine industry, are typically built in layers, which lend themselves to having sensors embedded in the structure. Previous research had focused on how these embedded sensors affected the mechanical properties of the material, and this research continues on by utilizing the gages to monitor the strains developed in the material. An important aspect of the research was to be able to separate the mechanical strain from the thermal strains developed in the substrate. This was achieved by using advanced circuitry, and was confirmed by performing tensile and heating tests on both surface mounted and embedded sensors. From the data collected, it was shown that it was possible to separate out the mechanical and thermal strains.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Engineeringen
dc.subject.lcshWind turbines.en
dc.subject.lcshStructural health monitoring.en
dc.titleDevelopment of embedded sensors for structural health monitiroing of wind turbine blades
dc.title.alternativeDevelopment of embedded sensors for structural health monitoring of wind turbine bladesen
dc.typeThesis
dc.rights.holderCopyright Edward Charles Meehan 2012en
thesis.catalog.ckey2051780en
thesis.degree.committeemembersMembers, Graduate Committee: David A. Miller; Ahsan Mianen
thesis.degree.departmentMechanical & Industrial Engineering.en
thesis.degree.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.nameMSen
thesis.format.extentfirstpage1en
thesis.format.extentlastpage93en
mus.identifier.categoryEngineering & Computer Science
mus.identifier.categoryChemical & Material Sciences
mus.relation.departmentMechanical & Industrial Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US


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