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Structural Integrity and Loads Assessment  

 

Vores ambition er at muliggøre pålidelige designløsninger og forudsigelig modellering af store havvindmøller og vindmølleparker for at forbedre ydeevnen og reducere omkostningerne ved energi og standardisering.

 

Sektionen fokuserer på udvikling af probabilistiske metoder og anvendt datalogi til pålidelig konstruktion af bærende komponenter samt vurdering af integriteten af operationelle vindmøllekomponenter i vindmølleparker såsom offshore fundamenter, lejer og undersystemer som rotorer, drivtog og støttekonstruktioner.

 

Sektionsleder

Anand Natarajan
Seniorforsker
DTU Vindenergi
21 33 16 93

Disciplines

  • Dynamics
  • Computational mechanics
  • Electro-magnetics
  • Probability & Statistics
  • Reliability
  • System/sub-system modeling
  • Data Science
  • Prognostics
  • Standardization
  • System Identification

Competences

  • Design loads prediction
  • Design of support structures
  • Assessment of design conditions
  • Data analytics for decision making
  • Operational planning
  • Assessment of remaining life
  • Recycling of magnets
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Multi-body dynamics-based tools
  • Modal analysis/Operational modal analysis
  • Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA)

Research area & applications

  • Probabilistic integrated design of offshore structures including floating wind turbines, drivetrains and rotors
  • Reliability based wind farm operation for decision support for maintenance, life extension, power uprating, down-rating
  • Artificial Intelligence models for self diagnostics and autonomous/semi-autonomous decision making (machine-to-machine) to enable smart turbines and farms
  • Wind farm upscaling for large scale offshore wind farms including planned maintenance, supply chain prediction and re-powering
  • Wind turbine configuration design and optimization for Power-2-x configurations such as Hydrogen generation and storage