Lars Pilgaard Mikkelsen

Lars Pilgaard Mikkelsen

Associate Professor

Department of Wind Energy

Technical University of Denmark

Frederiksborgvej 399

Building 228, room S37

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: Is working with numerical finite elements simulation and experimental characterisation of polymer matrix composites where the focus is on the fatigue and compression behaviour 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 technichs such as 3D x-ray tomography. Has thoughout the years worked with non-linear buckling and collapse of shell structures relevant for crashworthiness applications as well as tensile instabilities simulations used in necking predictions during hydroforming 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 influcence of non-linear materials behaviour on the structual behaviour.

Supervision: Has been supervisor for a large number of student projects. If you are interested in making a bachelor or master project in our section “Composite and materials mechanics”, you can get inspired from former master projects. In addition, you can also find some project suggestion on DTU projektbank
Student projects with me as supervisor

46430 Eksperimental Characterization of Materials
46910 PhD Course in advanced finite element simulations using Abaqus course: Introdcution to Wind Energy, Week 4, materials
PhD summerschool 2016: Cinemax II: 3D modelling and Imaging of Material Microstructure 

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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