Grouted connections in offshore wind turbines are formed by attaching overlapping steel piles with an ultra-high-strength cementitious grout. The structural performance of grouted connections is critical for the substructures to exhibit sufficient resistance to environmental loads.With the continued growth of green energy, it is increasingly important to ensure robust and durable solutions for power generation, ensuring continued service and reliability for decades. Offshore wind turbines present particular challenges for operators and manufacturers alike. On the high seas, the turbines are constantly exposed to harsh and extreme environmental conditions. This requires modern monitoring solutions that can measure external influences, such as vibrations and structural safety.In-Situ-WIND project allows early damage detectionAs part of the large In-Situ-WIND project, the University of Siegen is developing a monitoring system to detect damage to the grout connections in offshore wind turbines.
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