Lars Pilgaard Mikkelsen

Lars Pilgaard Mikkelsen

Head of Section Composite Mechanics and Structures

Department of Wind Energy

Technical University of Denmark

Frederiksborgvej 399

Building 228, room S16

4000 Roskilde

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Keywords Fatigue of composites | 3D x-ray tomography | Compression strength of composites | Finite element method | Material characterisation | Non-linear material modelling

Fields of interest: My field if 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

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Supervision: If you are interested in making a bachelor or master project in our section "Composites and Materials Nechanics”, you can get inspired from former student projects with me as supervisor. In addition, you can also find some project suggestion at our list shown here or you can search them on the DTU projektbank

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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