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2019
06 MAR

New design brings competitive advantages for go-kart manufacturer

BEng students develop entirely new type of coupling enabling disassembly of off-road go-karts for easier and cheaper transport.

Construction and mechanics
04 MAR

DTU tests eco-friendly concrete in new construction project

Students, researchers, and project partners came to watch as a newly developed green concrete was cast in a new laboratory building at DTU Civil Engineering.

Construction and mechanics Building design Building construction Construction materials
25 FEB

Final project can boost racing car performance

BEng student has developed a new, lighter type of roll cage for racing cars which offers improved acceleration and road handling.

Construction and mechanics Materials
2018
28 NOV

Crushed mining waste can replace cement

Mining waste can replace up to ten per cent of the cement used in concrete without compromising the strength of the materials.

Construction materials Building construction Climate change Environment and pollution Waste management
06 SEP

Industrial processes to be electrified

Ambitious research project wants to find electric solutions to replace heat treatment in for instance the food industry and in laundries. The next step is a national strategy...

Construction and mechanics Electricity supply Energy
05 SEP

Automated design tool for smooth cooperation in construction projects

Computational automation can help ensure that engineers are involved earlier in the building design process than is the case today. This makes it possible to test promising...

Building design Computer calculations Software and programming
23 AUG

Combining competences for better urban planning

A European summer course is a unique opportunity for students from DTU, Copenhagen Business School (CBS), and HafenCity Universität in Hamburg to combine their very different...

Coasts and harbours
22 MAY

Family business ready for Industry 4.0

Thürmer Tools has been manufacturing special thread cutting tools for more than 100 years. The company is now a front runner in Industry 4.0 and has plans to create the...

Engineering Innovation and product development Software and programming
27 APR

Mining waste to be utilized in building materials

DTU is a partner in a new EU project aimed at recycling of mining waste in building materials.

Construction materials Waste management Raw materials and raw materials exploitation
21 FEB

Digital 3D metal printing opens up new world for industry

In the Danish manufacturing sector, 3D printing in metal is still a new and relatively untested area, and generally there is a lack of digital tools for handling production...

Construction and mechanics Materials Production and management
06 FEB

Corrugated tube helps prevent cracks in concrete

It took 30 years to develop. But a DTU method for measuring contraction in concrete is now used world-wide.

Construction materials
06 FEB

World-class Danish measuring equipment

Germann Instruments supplies measuring equipment for construction projects all over the world. The foundation was laid at DTU.

Construction materials
02 FEB

The Annual Report 2017 of DTU Mechanical Engineering is now available

Our annual report is now available online and in a printed version.

Construction and mechanics Materials
04 JAN

Milestone for artificial intelligence within control of oil and gas production

Collaboration between researchers and industry should increase production and prevent human errors, for example in handling of water in oil production in the North Sea...

Energy Fossil fuels Energy production Geology Mapping and surveying Raw materials and raw materials exploitation Chemistry Ships and offshore constructions Robot technology and automation
2017
13 SEP

DTU professor to head global engineering society

Professor Bjarne W. Olesen from DTU Civil Engineering has been elected president of ASHRAE, a global society working for the advancement of engineering in the fields of...

Indoor climate
08 AUG

The Internet of Things—and machines: Linking machines to machines

Linking industrial machinery, robots, and systems together holds considerable potential. However, it also requires a high level of security to avoid both breakdowns and...

Robot technology and automation Computer calculations Data analysis IT systems Production and management Construction and mechanics
13 JUL

From atoms to windturbines: World-class materials modelling

What properties do materials have, and how do they behave under different loads and circumstances? Provided that reliable models capable of predicting the above are available...

Mathematical modelling Construction and mechanics Materials Production and management
12 JUL

No more designing a new solution for every customer

The Danish company Altan.dk no longer designs a new balcony for each client, but allows the customer to design the balcony the company can supply. The code word is modularization...

Construction and mechanics Production and management
19 JUN

From smoke to bad fish: DTU students invent new uses for sensor technology

A sensor that can register smoke from a fire can also be used to register even the faintest odeur of bad fish. This is what a team of students behind the recently started...

Food, fish and agriculture Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development Construction and mechanics
24 MAY

Buildings to become materials banks

In the next 40 years, we will be building just as much as we have built so far in human history. This requires a radically different mindset. Circular economy is the key...

Building production and management Construction materials Waste management
16 MAY

Hear the sound in your new building

In future, scientific acoustics calculations will be included in the first rough sketches from the architects at Henning Larsen Architects . Young DTU researcher delivers...

Sound Electrotechnology Building design
07 MAR

MICROMAN: Enhancing micro manufacturing competences in Europe

The MICROMAN project is developing micro manufacturing competences for research and industry—a contribution to a stronger and more competitive manufacturing industry in...

Construction and mechanics Materials
26 JAN

More digital services the future of construction industry

The physical appliances we use in our daily life are increasingly becoming connected to the internet. This phenomenon is known as the Internet of Things (IoT), and digital...

Transport behaviour Mapping and surveying Building design Information technology Data analysis
2016
13 DEC

Wood ash as a cement replacement reduces CO2 emissions

Researchers at DTU Civil Engineering wish to conduct research on the possibility of replacing parts of cement in concrete production with wood ash. The method will produce...

Construction materials Waste management Energy efficiency
18 NOV

Women in Acoustics receive funding for major international conference

Th ree Danish female students from DTU have received funding for participation in a major international conference which will be held on Hawaii on Nov 28-Dec 2.

Electrotechnology Construction and mechanics Environment and pollution Information technology
11 NOV

Researchers keen to learn what causes fires in wind turbines

When a fire breaks out in a wind turbine, it often spreads quickly and uncontrollably. Destructive fires are extremely costly from the perspectives of safety, finance...

Fire prevention technology and safety
10 NOV

Bespoke products printed in 3D

Organs, jet engines and sports equipment. 3D printing opens up opportunities to design one-of-a-kind products. And this naturally provides the perfect conditions for niche...

Construction and mechanics Innovation and product development Medicine and medico technology Artificial organs Hearing aids Food production
14 OCT

Better water management will make oil extraction more efficient in the future

New development partnership will minimize human error in the management of the constantly increasing volume of water processed on platforms in the Danish part of the North...

Robot technology and automation Electrotechnology Energy efficiency Energy production Ships and offshore constructions Fossil fuels
05 OCT

The recycling potential in construction materials is extensive

There is an extensive and so far unexploited potential for recycling waste as part of new construction materials. DTU Civil Engineering will help explore this potential...

Construction materials Waste management
26 JUL

New sensors function as eyes in concrete

A new spin-out from DTU has recently marketed a sensor system allowing you to monitor activity inside concrete structures from your desk.

Construction and mechanics Construction materials Building production and management Building design Building construction Innovation and product development Entrepreneurship
19 JUL

Translucent concrete

Is it possible to combine the construction benefits of concrete with the desire to get more daylight into buildings? The answer is yes. An innovative building material...

Light sources Optics Construction materials Building design Building construction Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
05 JUL

Reuse of building components benefit the environment as well as construction costs

There are big savings in reusing building components in their original form rather than crushing them and recycling the components as road fill, for example. The savings...

Building design Building construction Life cycle analysis Waste management
Photo: Ditte Valente
01 JUL

Roskilde: Dive inside the sphere and talk in peace

Normally, when the phone rings and music is booming from the loudspeakers, you can do little but let the phone ring. Now Six DTU students have developed a solution to the...

Sound Construction materials Building design Building construction
01 JUL

Cross-disciplinary approach to civil engineering research provides new opportunities

In August, DTU Civil Engineering hosts an international conference and a number of doctoral courses giving a comprehensive outline on the present and future challenges...

Construction materials Building design Electrochemistry Building construction Polar research Raw materials and raw materials exploitation Geology Indoor climate
Photo: Mikal Schlosser
16 JUN

DTU Roadrunners ready for eco-race after royal visit

Prior to the European Championships in green driving in June, the team of students representing DTU had to pass another test. A visit by car enthusiast HRH Prince Joachim...

Construction and mechanics
08 JUN

Center for Playware spinout Shape Robotics wins pitching competition

The DTU Elektro Center for Playware Spinout Shape Robotics wins the pitching competition Pitchfire.

Electrotechnology Construction and mechanics Materials
07 JUN

Horizontal ventilation can increase fire safety in tunnels

A Research Assistant at DTU Civil Engineering has won an international award for his work with developing a horizontal ventilation system for tunnels. The purpose is to...

Fire prevention technology and safety
04 MAY

Meet the man behind Burj Khalifa

Bill Baker is the man behind the world’s tallest man-made structure, Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Here, he talks about the engineering challenges of extreme high-rise buildings...

Construction materials Building production and management Building design Building construction Geometry Computer calculations
12 APR

Increased focus on fire safety to reduce fatalities

The number of fire-related deaths in Denmark has been stagnant since the 1980s. Mortality can only be reduced if fire safety becomes a far more integral part of our construction...

Fire prevention technology and safety Mathematical modelling
06 APR

Engineers design machine to cold-brew coffee

Students at DTU Mechanical Engineering are designing and building a machine which brews coffee that tastes even better. The secret formula is cold water and plenty...

Construction and mechanics
04 APR

Increased focus on fire safety can improve the statistics

The number of fire fatalities in Denmark has been stagnant since the 1980’s. The mortality rate can only be improved if fire safety becomes a much more integral part of...

Fire prevention technology and safety Mathematical modelling
07 MAR

Millions to fund renovation of older public apartment buildings

DTU and a number of partners have signed an investment agreement with Innovation Fund Denmark that provides 35 million DKK for a research project. The money will be used...

Indoor climate Energy efficiency Innovation and product development
07 MAR

We need to understand the air humidity in cold attics better

Increased insulation of our homes is linked to a higher risk of mold and other moisture damage in the attic. On this basis, DTU Civil Engineering presents results from...

Building design Indoor climate
04 FEB

New professor wants to transform waste into valuable building materials

How do waste products obtain value as part of new building materials? That is the fundamental question Lisbeth M. Ottosen will try to answer in the professorship, she has...

Construction materials Waste management Raw materials and raw materials exploitation
22 JAN

Joint design of tower blocks gives engineering student taste of industry life

How do you design a tower block without missing crucial details within the different subject areas involved in the process? That was the task to solve for 19 groups of...

Building production and management Building design Building construction
Photo: DTU
18 JAN

They break turbine blades at Risø

Experiments run in a test hall on DTU Risø Campus demonstrate when, where and how turbine blades break.

Wind energy Energy efficiency Energy production Engineering
11 JAN

The construction industry was offered future trends from DTU students

The various professions involved in a building project should be better at cooperating. That was the message when two graduate students from the Master’s Programme in Architectural...

Building production and management Building design Building construction
2015
08 DEC

DTU seeks to balance energy efficiency and indoor climate in residential buildings

DTU Civil Engineering is heading an international project aimed at ensuring the right balance between energy efficiency and a good indoor climate in residential buildings...

Indoor climate Energy efficiency
Jens Maaløe (left), CEO, Terma; Jack Crisler, Vice President, Lockheed Martin, and Dean Martin P. Bendsøe sign the agreement. Photo: Thorkild Christensen.
18 NOV

DTU signs internship agreement with Lockheed Martin

Five MSc students have been selected to participate in an internship at the technology company Lockheed Martin in Texas. As the first students from DTU, they will help...

Materials Information technology Construction and mechanics
13 NOV

DTU Roadrunners receive the Blue Dot Diploma Award

The world champion ecocar team received the diploma from Senior Vice President – Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Marianne Thellersen, along with the other teams at the...

Construction and mechanics Combustion engines
29 OCT

Arctic Technology student wins poster award with project on in-situ burning of...

Arctic Technology student Eirini Adamopoulou has won first prize in a poster competition for her work on in-situ burning of oil in Greenland. She and the runner-up will...

Fossil fuels Raw materials and raw materials exploitation Environmental chemistry Polar research Fire prevention technology and safety
28 OCT

CAMM attend the 2nd workshop on optimization in Korea

The Centre for Acoustic-Mechanical Micro Systems ( CAMM ) participated in the 2nd workshop on optimization on 21st - 23rd October .

Electrotechnology Construction and mechanics
Photo: Kirstine Mengel, Abeo
29 SEP

The bridge as an assembly kit

17 March 2015 was a landmark date in bridge building history when a new bridge over Vorgod stream in Central Jutland was erected in the course of a single morning. This...

Bridge constructions Construction materials Building production and management Building construction Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
25 JUN

DTU team wins category in VentureCup 2015

The team EDS (Ecological Disposal Systems) has won the category 'Cleantech & Environment' in VentureCup's annual StartUp Competition.  As winner, the team and the winners...

Ships and offshore constructions Entrepreneurship Environment and pollution
23 JUN

Illuminating concrete

A new technology combining the robust properties of concrete with LED and the diversifying applications of optical fibres means that in future, it will be possible to...

Light sources Building design Building construction Construction materials
22 JUN

Help on its way for seafarers in Arctic waters

A partnership involving DTU, Copenhagen Business School, and the business community is to reinforce the Arctic commerce within the commonwealth.

Polar research Ships and offshore constructions
02 JUN

How to avoid using more fuel in harsh weather conditions at sea

A newly developed software tool can help ships avoid using too much fuel in harsh weather conditions. Eva Herradón de Grado, a former Erasmus student at DTU Mechanical...

Construction and mechanics Ships and offshore constructions Mathematical modelling Energy efficiency
02 JUN

How to recover energy from waves efficiently

Damien Ducasse, graduate from DTU Mechanical Engineering, receives DNV GL Award for Young Professionals for his thesis on wave energy devices, “Theoretical and Numerical...

Construction and mechanics Mathematical modelling Energy Energy production
Photo: Bjørn Lymann Jespersen
27 MAY

DTU Roadrunners rise from the ashes to set new world record

In spite of a burned-out engine compartment two days before race start, DTU Roadrunners managed to set a new world record in fuel efficiency at the recent Shell Eco-marathon...

Construction and mechanics Combustion engines Engineering Electrotechnology Electronics Fossil fuels Energy efficiency Energy production
19 MAY

Dynamo 11.0 approved: DTU Roadrunners ready for Shell Eco-Marathon 2015

Tuesday afternoon, the ecocar DTU Dynamo 11.0 was cleared by technical inspection at the Shell Eco-Marathon 2015. 

Construction and mechanics Combustion engines
Photo: Joachim Rode
08 MAY

Top-notch eco-car presented to HRH Prince Joachim

DTU Roadrunners' eco-car, Dynamo 11.0, was presented and given a test drive on Thursday, 7 May when HRH Prince Joachim visited DTU.

Construction and mechanics
29 APR

Conference on the future sustainable cities and buildings

E x p e rts o f s u s t a ina b le c i t i e s a nd b u i l d in gs fr o m a ll t h e N o rd i c c ou n t ries w i ll ga...

Building design Building construction
20 APR

Annual Report 2014 from DTU Mechanical Engineering

The annual report is now available online and in a printed version. As usual, the report describes research areas and – projects from the six sections of the department...

Construction and mechanics
08 APR

Weightless experiments prevent fires in space

Associate Professor Grunde Jomaas from DTU Civil Engineering is coordinating an international research programme targeted at fire safety in space. It includes what...

Fire prevention technology and safety Space research
28 MAR

Danish participators appointed for euspen Challenge 2015

Kim da Costa Carneiro and Hans Nørgaard Hansen from DTU Mechanical Engineering have appointed Hüsnü Aslan from iNano, University of Aarhus and Maximilian Marhöfer from...

Construction and mechanics
18 MAR

Maritime partnership launched with 14 projects

A new collaboration agreement will allow the Blue INNOShip partnership to start work on cleaning up shipping.

Ships and offshore constructions
12 MAR

New road surface saves fuel and cuts carbon emissions

The more resistance tyres encounter on the road surface, the more fuel the vehicle consumes. That is why developing new types of asphalt to reduce rolling resistance helps...

Energy efficiency CO2 separation and CO2 storage Construction materials Building production and management
11 MAR

Two sleepless days produced a business plan

Having been given data by the Municipality of Lyngby-Tårbæk and 48 hours to work on them, the winners of the Big Data Hackathon developed a concept that they are now turning...

Construction and mechanics Energy Information technology
06 MAR

From lampshades to aircraft engines

Based in Rødovre, a suburb of Copenhagen, Olsen Metaltrykkeri nurtures a dream of becoming a subcontractor to the aeronautical industry. However, this involves meeting...

Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development Operations analysis Engineering
05 MAR

Maritime partnership launched with 14 projects

On 16 February, the 40 companies and organizations in the Blue INNOShip partnership - in which DTU is involved - finalized the details of their partnership agreement.

Construction and mechanics Coasts and harbours Engineering Ships and offshore constructions
08 JAN

Challenge for tomorrow’s home

In the international Solar Decathlon competition, students will translate knowledge into practice and be equipped for a future job in the construction industry which more...

Building design Building construction Construction materials Indoor climate Energy
07 JAN

New building featuring the concrete of the future

The super-light concrete deck is emerging as the new floor partition element in construction. The decks offer concrete constructions new expressions while improving building...

Construction materials Building construction Materials Fire prevention technology and safety Indoor climate Innovation and product development Entrepreneurship
2014
19 DEC

Innovative BEng students

Frank Skovsgaard and Ari Lamhauge are taking a BEng in Mechanical Engineering . For their final project, they are working closely with the mechanical engineering company...

Construction and mechanics
06 NOV

Old plastic bags become bricks in Indian houses

A student project centred on plastic bricks has been given a real boost after Lise Fuglsang Vestergaard won a first prize at Grøn Dyst (Green Challenge) in 2014.

Construction materials Waste management Polymers
03 NOV

CAMM Centre appoints Associate Professor Vicente Cutanda Henríquez

Centre for Acoustic-Mechanical Micro Systems (CAMM) appoints Associate Professor Vicente Cutanda Henríquez 

Electrotechnology Construction and mechanics
03 NOV

CAMM Centre employs Associate Professor Niels Aage

Centre for Acoustic-Mechanical Micro Systems (CAMM) appoints Associate Professor Niels Aage.

Electrotechnology Construction and mechanics
03 NOV

CAMM Centre employs Senior Researcher

Centre for Acoustic-Mechanical Micro Systems (CAMM) appoints Senior Researcher Aminul Islam.  

Electrotechnology Construction and mechanics
Foto: Kaare Smith
26 SEP

Additional diploma for dedicated students

At a recent ceremony, President Anders Bjarklev and Marianne Thellersen, Senior Vice President—Innovation and Entrepreneurship, awarded diplomas to students having made...

Space research Construction and mechanics Biotechnology and biochemistry Electrotechnology
11 SEP

Underwater Robots - Article about AUT and Center for Playware in the engineering...

The Danish engineering newspaper ”Ingeniøren” features a story about AUT and Center for Playware’s work on autonomous collaborative swarms of underwater modular robots...

Marine research Electrotechnology Construction and mechanics
08 SEP

Substantial savings with small experiments

Two DTU students saved both time and money in their start-up business—LeVego—when they tested a new CO 2 sensor before it was fully developed.

Indoor climate Electrotechnology
25 JUN

Topping out ceremony for new laboratories

The architects, the contractors, the Director of DTU and the Head of Campus Service, the CEO, the construction workers as well as the researchers from the Hearing Systems...

Construction and mechanics Electrotechnology Sound Medical equipment and systems
14 JUN

InnovationsFonden grants DKK14 mio for new project

InnovationsFonden was established as of 1 April 2014 by bringing together research, technology development and innovation grants from the Danish Council of Strategic Research...

Electrotechnology Energy Environment and pollution Medicine and medico technology Wind energy Construction and mechanics IT systems Innovation and product development
10 JUN

From Burj Khalifa to green cities of the future

DTU and South Korea have forged strong ties in recent years—one such tie unites construction giant Samsung C&T with the Danish research project—CITIES. Meet Samsung’s man...

Construction and mechanics Energy efficiency
28 MAY

EMBRACE opening with a French twist

On 22 May, the Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Building, Rasmus Helveg Petersen, attended the opening of EMBRACE, DTU’s vision of the energy-generating dwelling...

Construction and mechanics
22 MAY

PhD Defence Tuesday 10th June: Wave Interaction with Porous Coastal Structures

The defence takes place in Building 101, room S09, DTU, 10th June at 14:00.

Construction and mechanics Coasts and harbours
21 MAY

The ocean—future source of energy and food

The future oceans around Europe will contain even more offshore wind farms, wave energy systems and different kinds of aquacultures for fish- and seaweed farms. But the...

Ships and offshore constructions Coasts and harbours Construction and mechanics
Foto: Søren Svendsen
20 MAY

DTU wins European Championship in green driving

DTU Roadrunners took first place in the Shell Eco Marathon on Sunday afternoon with their bioethanol-powered car called Dynamo, covering an impressive 599 km on the equivalent...

Construction and mechanics Combustion engines Engineering Electrotechnology Electronics Energy Energy efficiency Fossil fuels Energy production Climate change
Foto: Mikal Schlosser
09 MAY

DTU chasing new world record

DTU Roadrunners students will soon be travelling to Rotterdam to defend their Shell Eco-marathon title—the unofficial world championship in car fuel efficiency. On 7 May...

Construction and mechanics
25 APR

The Cast Iron group receives prize for best paper

Nikolaj Kjelgaard Vedel-Smith and Niels Skat Tiedje from the Cast Iron group received the prize Best Paper Award April 9th at the annual AFS Metalcasting Congress in USA...

Materials Construction and mechanics
04 FEB

Erasmus Damgaard Rothuizen defends his PhD

Erasmus Damgaard Rothuizen defends his PhD monday 10. February at 13:00. This thesis concerns hydrogen fuelling stations from an overall system perspective. The study...

Construction and mechanics Combustion engines
29 JAN

New innovation consortium at DTU Mechanical Engineering

The innovation consortium IN SPE has received 12 mill DK kr. from the Danish Council for Technology and Innovation for the development of innovative designs and methods...

Construction and mechanics
09 JAN

PhD Defence: Development of Hydrogen Electrodes for Alkaline Water Electrolysis

Cecilía K. Kjartansdóttir defends her PhD Friday 17th January at 13:00. The defence takes place in Building 101, room S02. The title of the PhD is "Development of Hydrogen...

Construction and mechanics
07 JAN

PhD Defence: Textiles in the Material Practice of Architects

Elisabeth Heimdal Wærsted defends her PhD "Textiles in the Material Practice of Architects – Opportunities, Challenges and Ways of Stimulating Use" Monday 20. January...

Construction and mechanics
2013
11 DEC

Rajan Ambat new professor at DTU Mechanical Engineering

At DTU Mechanical Engineering, Rajan Ambat has been appointed new professor at the Section of Materials- and Surface Engineering. He has taken up his post as professor...

Construction and mechanics Materials
10 DEC

Guido Tosello from DTU Mechanical Engineering receives the Alan Glanvill Award...

The award was presented on November 12 to Guido Tosello , Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Technical University of Denmark , principal...

Materials Construction and mechanics
04 DEC

DTU and Novo Nordisk sign collaboration agreement on robust design

Today, Wednesday 4 th December, Novo Nordisk and DTU signed a collaboration agreement on the research- and education programme, Robust Design Programme. The collaboration...

Construction and mechanics
26 SEP

Visit from China: National Institute of Metrology visits DTU Mechanical Engineering

September 4, senior officials from China’s metrology institute, NIM, visited DTU Mechanical Engineering as a follow up on the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed...

Materials Construction and mechanics