IM Wind

Development of a sensor-based intelligent monitoring system for wind turbines

WEA Kahrholz


Monitoring systems help to ensure the cost-effective operation of wind turbines over a service life of 20 years and beyond. This is achieved by predicting and detecting damage, optimizing maintenance and operation, and predicting service life.

As part of the IM WIND project, the measurement setup is planned to be further improved by innovative sensor technology. New data evaluation methods are to be tested and automated, building on the preliminary work in the MISTRALWIND-Projekt. In cooperation with the project partners, a digital twin of the supporting structure of the wind turbine will be created and machine-learning methods will be applied for analysis of the data and results.


IM WIND is lead by the Chair of Non-Destructive testing (ZfP) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

For more information about IM WIND please contact  Johannes Rupfle at ZfP.


    Poster presented at the WindForS 2020 Spring Meeting

    Project Partners

    ASC GmbH
    elunic GmbH
    Chair of Structural Analysis
    clockworkX GmbH

    Project Funding

    IM Wind is funded by the Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energy (BMWi, German Federal Minsitry for Economic Affairs and Energy).

    IM Wind is a “Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand” (ZIM) project, which means “Central Innovation Programme for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)”.

    • Project start: 01.09.2019

    • Duration: 30 Months