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Fields of interest: My field of interest is numerical finite elements simulations and experimental characterization of polymer matrix composites where the focus is on the fatigue and compression behavior of wind turbine blade materials. A work involving the use of the commercial FE-code Abaqus together with user-defined subroutines as well as advanced characterization technics such as 3D x-ray tomography. Has throughout the years worked with non-linear buckling and collapse of shell structures relevant for crash-worthiness applications as well as tensile instabilities simulations used in necking predictions during hydro-forming and strain gradient dependent plasticity models. Has as well been involved in a number of medico inspired problems as well as in general finite element based projects predicting the influence of non-linear materials behavior on the structural behavior. 

Publications: You can find a list of my publications in the following link: List of publications

Teaching: Information about my involvment in teaching (both onsite and e-learning) can be found in the following link: List of Teaching

Supervision: If you would like to make a project in my field of interest, you are very welcome to contact me. You can see a list of the PhD and Master thesis projects where I have been supervisor in the following link: Supervision by me

Member of the study board at DTU Wind Energy (intranet link)
Member of the Scientific Council, Danish Center for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics
Member of the NAFEMS Nordic Steering Committee
Editor for Wind Energy Science Journal
Administrator for an Abaqus Usergroup on Facebook

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


  • User defined:
  • Fatigue of composites
  • 3D x-ray tomography
  • Compression strength of composites
  • Finite element method
  • Material characterisation
  • Non-linear material modelling


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