Towers and monopiles for wind turbines are subject to continuous vibration. Simulation models are used in the design phase to correctly dimension turbine towers for a safe operation during their design lifetime. Measured vibration levels gives insight in the actual dynamic loading on the tower and allows to adjust the expected lifetime of the tower. This accurate information allows to both have a more optimal use of the wind turbine and to increase operating safety levels.
The analysis of vibration signatures allows to detect construction and foundation fault growth.
Monitoring of the sound levels and the soil vibrations are used to asses the environmental impact of the wind turbine.