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  • Nils Koppels Allé, 403, 115

    2800 Kgs. Lyngby


1966 …2020

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Personal profile


Preben Terndrup Pedersen has a PhD in Solid Mechanics from DTU, and he has received a Dr. Honoris Causa from NTNU, Norway. From 1973-2010, he was a Professor of Strength of  Marine Structures at Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and he was Head of Mechanical Engineering from 2001 - 2007. He is a Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. His main fields of research interest are: Load on and response of ships and offshore structures; Ship collisions and grounding; Risk analyses related to maritime activities and major bridges.

External positions

Strategic Scientific Advisor, Wuhan University of Technology

1 Nov 2016 → …

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Research Output

Equivalent design pressure for ship plates subjected to moving slamming impact loads

Zhu, L., Duan, L., Chen, M., Yu, T. X. & Pedersen, P. T., 2020, In : Marine Structures. 71, 17 p., 102741.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Ultimate strength - Official discussion ISSC 2018

Pedersen, P. T., 2020, Proceedings of the 20th International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress (ISS 2018). Kaminski, M. L. & Rigo, P. (eds.). IOS Press, Vol. III. p. 61-84

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

Open Access
27 Downloads (Pure)

On Dynamic effects of Bulbous Bow Crushing

Chen, J., Zhu, L. & Pedersen, P. T., 2019, Proceedings of the 29th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference. International Society of Offshore & Polar Engineers, p. 4288-4295 (Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

Open Access
43 Downloads (Pure)

Probability and Mechanics of Ship Collision and Grounding

Zhang, S., Pedersen, P. T. & Villavicencio, R., 2019, Elsevier. 387 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookCommunication

Ship collision damage assessment and validation with experiments and numerical simulations

Zhang, S., Villavicencio, R., Zhu, L. & Pedersen, P. T., 2019, In : Marine Structures. 63, p. 239 - 256

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review


Væskeslag og gensvar af skibsskrog

Seng, S., Pedersen, P. T., Bingham, H. B., Faltinsen, O. M., el Moctar, B. O. & Jensen, J. J.

1/3 FUU, 1/3 inst 1/3 Andet


Project: PhD

Onboard Decission Support Systems for Optimal Operation

Lajic, Z., Nielsen, U. D., Pedersen, P. T., Petersen, J. B., Sørensen, A. J. & Jensen, J. J.

Eksternt finansieret virksomhed


Project: PhD

Measures to Reduce Oil Spill in Tanker Collisions

Yamada, Y., Pedersen, P. T., Friis-Hansen, P., Jensen, J. J., Amdahl, J. & Kierkegaard, H.



Project: PhD

Application of conditional waves as critical episodes for extreme loads on marine structures

Dietz, J. S., Friis-Hansen, P., Pedersen, P. T., Torhaug, R., Moan, T. & Jensen, J. J.

DTU stipendium


Project: PhD

Strukturel design af vægtkritiske konstruktioner

Berggreen, C., Cerup-Simonsen, B., Pedersen, P. T., Jensen, J. J., Carlsson, L. A. & Sørensen, B. F.

DTU stipendium


Project: PhD