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Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) has progressed towards commercialisation over the recent years but significant barriers still exist including the currently high cost of energy. A significant proportion of this cost comes from Operation and Maintenance activities which can be reduced through the use of condition-based maintenance scheduling. In offshore environments, the submerged location of most devices enables the use of underwater Acoustic Emission (AE), a new condition-monitoring technique. It combines underwater acoustics with AE condition monitoring as used in air. This paper assesses the practicality of such an approach in complex ocean environments through detailed sound propagation modelling using the propagation model Bellhop in the Matlab toolbox AcTUP. Results show that acoustic propagation is very sensitive to variations in the shallow water environments considered. Associated to the shallow depths, environmental variations mean that some frequencies cannot be back-propagated easily, generally limiting access to the monitoring of Received Levels. The results presented here are the first steps toward optimizing AE sensor positions and AE measuring strategies for arrays of devices.
|Title of host publication
|Progress in Renewable Energies Offshore - Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore, RENEW 2016
|G. Guedes Soares
|Place of Publication
|Boca Raton, U. S. A.
|Number of pages
|Published - 2016
|2nd International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore, RENEW 2016 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 24 Oct 2016 → 26 Oct 2016
|2nd International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore, RENEW 2016
|24/10/16 → 26/10/16
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AEMORE: Acoustic Emission technology for environmental and engineering health Monitoring of Offshore Renewable Energy
Blondel, P., Thies, P. R. & Johanning, L.
1/10/14 → 31/03/18
Project: Research council