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Deadline for Special Issue on Wind Turbine PHM Extended

Posted: 6 March, 2013 / Age: 5 yrs

Due to several requests the IJPHM Wind Special Issue submission has been reopened to extend the final submission deadline until March 31, 2013.

Special Issue of the International Journal of Prognostics and Health Management - Wind Turbine Prognostics and Health Management

The International Journal of Prognostics and Health Management (IJPHM) is the premier online open access journal related to multidisciplinary research on Prognostics, Diagnostics, and System Health Management. This special issue is focused on advances in research in condition monitoring of wind turbines.

Wind power generating capacity was 239 GW at the end of 2011, with a further 46 GW of installed capacity to be operational by the end of 2012. While only providing 2.8% of the energy produced in the United States, its is anticipated that by 2030, fully 20% of the electrical energy will come from wind. This widespread deployment of industrial wind projects will require a more proactive maintenance strategy in order to be more cost competitive with traditional energy systems, such as natural gas or coal. This will be particularly true for offshore wind projects, where availability of the site for maintenance can be restricted for extend period of time due to weather. Prognostics and Health Management of these assets can improve operational availability while reducing the cost of unscheduled maintenance.

This CFP solicits papers that discuss the emerging art and science of wind turbine condition monitoring. A secondary goal is to document and benchmark the state-of-the-art in wind turbine component RUL estimation.

Topics of Interest

  • Physics of gearbox degradation and failure
  • Offshore requirements for CBM/PHM
  • Remaining useful life estimation for gearbox
  • Use of SCADA information for diagnostics/prognostics
  • Tower and Foundation structural health monitoring
  • Integration of oil/vibration and SCADA for PHM
  • Blade crack detection and structural health monitoring
  • Relationship between gust loads and gearbox damage
  • Inverter/IGBT Fault detection and estimation of RUL
  • Wind turbulence and damage accumulation on rotating parts
  • Oil debris monitoring techniques
  • Curtailment as a strategy to extend RUL
  • Oil condition monitoring, effect of oil on component life
  • Optimal scheduling of repair resources based on RUL
  • Vibration, acoustic emissions based gear/bearing detection
  • Prognostics and its relation to balance of plant operation

Submission Types

Full-Length Regular Papers: Regular papers should describe new and carefully confirmed findings. Experimental procedures and results should be given in detail sufficient for others to replicate the work.

Technical Briefs: Technical briefs describe a single result, experiment, or technique of general interest in short manuscripts enough to describe experimental procedures and clearly, and interpret the results in the context of other research.

Communications: Communications are short manuscripts that include (but are not limited to) rebuttals and/or counterexamples of previously published papers and are suitable for recording the results of complete small investigations or giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus.

Survey Papers: Survey papers are of a tutorial or review nature covering emerging research topics in PHM or describe the best current practice, detailed characteristics and performance. These papers cover areas of general interest.

Special Issue Editors: David He (davidhe@uic.edu), Eric Bechhoefer (ebechhoefer@gmail.com)

Submission Instructions: Please submit your manuscripts directly by going to the society webpage and follow instructions for journal submissions. There you will find an option to select the special issue.

Invitation to Present: Accepted papers are eligible for presentation at Annual Conference of the PHM Society, October 13-17, 2013, New Orleans, LA USA

Deadline for Submission: March 31, 2013

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