Dr James Carroll

Senior Lecturer

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

I am a Lecturer and a Strathclyde Chancellor’s Fellow in the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering. I obtained my PhD in Wind Energy Maintenance Cost and Turbine Reliability from the EPSRC Wind Energy Systems CDT, hosted at the University of Strathclyde. Following my PhD I was awarded an EPSRC Doctoral Prize to research wind turbine component failure and remaining useful life prediction. I continue to carry out research in both the areas of my PhD and Post Doc, as well as the area of novel wind turbine concept development. 
Before my time at the University of Starthclyde I worked for a wind turbine developer in Germany and a wind turbine manufacturer and operator in both Germany and Denmark. My research is driven and made possible by close links to a number of leading wind turbine developers, manufacturers and operators. 

Publications

A review of wind turbine main-bearings : design, operation, modelling, damage mechanisms and fault detection
Hart Edward, Clarke Benjamin, Nicholas Gary, Kazemi Amiri Abbas, Stirling James, Carroll James, Dwyer-Joyce Rob, McDonald Alasdair, Long Hui
Wind Energy Science Vol 5, pp. 105-124 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-105-2020
The X-rotor offshore wind turbine concept
Leithead William, Camciuc Arthur, Kazemi Amiri Abbas, Carroll James
Journal of Physics: Conference Series Vol 1356 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1356/1/012031
Thermal modelling of a small wind turbine gearbox for condition monitoring
Corley Becky, Carroll James, McDonald Alasdair
The Journal of Engineering Vol 2019, pp. 5335-5339 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1049/joe.2018.9282
Wind turbine gearbox condition monitoring : experimental validation of a thermal network model
Corley B, Carroll J, McDonald A S
Wind Energy Science conference 2019 (2019)
Comparison of anomaly detection techniques for wind turbine gearbox SCADA data
Mckinnon C, Carroll J, McDonald A, Koukoura S, Soraghan C
Wind Energy Science conference 2019 (2019)
On the use of AI based vibration condition monitoring of wind turbine gearboxes
Koukoura Sofia, Carroll James, McDonald Alasdair
Journal of Physics: Conference Series Vol 1222 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1222/1/012045

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Research interests

My research focuses on the wind energy area, both onshore and offshore. I have a particular interest in:

- Wind turbine reliability

- O&M cost modelling

- Wind Turbine cost of energy modelling

- The impact of turbine drive train selection on reliability and cost

- Wind turbine component condition monitoring

- Wind turbine component failure prediction

- Wind turbine component remaining useful life prediction based on data driven machine learning approaches and physical modelling approaches

- SCADA and Vibration data analytics

- Novel wind turbine concept development

Professional activities

Wind Energy Science conference 2019
Keynote/plenary speaker
2019

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Projects

KTP - Turner Iceni
Carroll, James (Principal Investigator) McDonald, Alasdair (Co-investigator) McMillan, David (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2021
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind and Marine Energy Systems and Structures
Carroll, James (Principal Investigator) Leithead, Bill (Principal Investigator) Leithead, Bill (Principal Investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Carroll, James (Co-investigator) Carroll, James (Co-investigator) Jamieson, Peter (Co-investigator) Kolios, Athanasios (Co-investigator) Kolios, Athanasios (Co-investigator) Leithead, Bill (Co-investigator) McDonald, Alasdair (Co-investigator) McDonald, Alasdair (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2027
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind and Marine Energy Systems and Structures
Carroll, James (Principal Investigator) Leithead, Bill (Principal Investigator) Leithead, Bill (Principal Investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Carroll, James (Co-investigator) Carroll, James (Co-investigator) Jamieson, Peter (Co-investigator) Kolios, Athanasios (Co-investigator) Kolios, Athanasios (Co-investigator) Leithead, Bill (Co-investigator) McDonald, Alasdair (Co-investigator) McDonald, Alasdair (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2027
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind and Marine Energy Systems and Structures
Carroll, James (Principal Investigator) Leithead, Bill (Principal Investigator) Leithead, Bill (Principal Investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Carroll, James (Co-investigator) Carroll, James (Co-investigator) Jamieson, Peter (Co-investigator) Kolios, Athanasios (Co-investigator) Kolios, Athanasios (Co-investigator) Leithead, Bill (Co-investigator) McDonald, Alasdair (Co-investigator) McDonald, Alasdair (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2027
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids | Thapa, Abhishek
Leithead, Bill (Principal Investigator) Carroll, James (Co-investigator) Thapa, Abhishek (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2021
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids | Duernberger, Euan
MacLeod, Charles Norman (Principal Investigator) Carroll, James (Co-investigator) Duernberger, Euan (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2021

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Address

Electronic and Electrical Engineering
University Centre

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