Posters - WindEurope Annual Event 2022 in Bilbao


Come meet the poster presenters to ask them questions and discuss their work

Check the programme for our poster viewing moments. For more details on each poster, click on the poster titles to read the abstract. On Wednesday, 6 April at 15:30-16:15, join us on Level 3 of the Conference area for the Poster Awards!

PO240: Robotic Inspection of In-situ Wind Turbine Blades (SheaRIOS)

Nikolaos Stefanatos, Mechanical Engineer, Center for Renewable Energy Sources


SheaRIOS is an innovative robotic shearographic wind turbine blade (WTB) inspection system capable of safe, fast and accurate assessment of operational WTBs. It has been developed through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, by eight pan European organizations with a vested interest in the wind industry. In this paper a brief overview of the methods currently used for WTB inspection will be presented, along with a technical description of the SheaRIOS system, covering its progress from the laboratory to on-site deployment. The knowledge gained, best practice developed and industry feedback will also be discussed.

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