Bo Madsen

Associate Professor

Bo Madsen

Department of Wind and Energy Systems

DTU Vindenergi COM_All (F2), DTU Wind Materials and Components Division (WMC)

Frederiksborgvej 399

Building 101 Room S46

4000 Roskilde




Field of interest:   Composite materials, physical/mechanical properties and characteristics. Experiments and modelling (micromechanical and analytical). Manufacturing conditions and materials properties. Microstructure, volumetric composition, moisture sorption, mechanical properties. Special interest in new types of fibre and matrix materials, in particular natural fibres and biopolymeric matrices.   Teaching:"Materials for Wind Energy", 46w17. 5 ECTS. Online Master, annual, 2017 - .“Composite Materials and Fibres”, 46420. 5 ECTS.  Annual semester course, 2008 - .“Manufacturing and Control of Advanced Fibre Composites”, no 45203. 5 ECTS.  Annual three week course. 2008/09.   “Fibre Composites with a Polymer Matrix”, CK-VAF4, University of Southern Denmark. 5 ECTS. Annual semester course. 2006/07/08/09.“Wood Technology”, 11567, Department of Civil Engineering. 5 ECTS. Annual semester course. 2001/02/03/04/05. One lecture per course. Learning and teaching course at DTU, “Teaching Education in University Teaching at DTU” (UDTU). 4 Modules, 2010-12.    Pedagogic coordinator for the teaching activities at DTU Wind Energy.   Supervision (PhD, MSc, BSc):Rajnish Kumar, “Manufacturing and mechanical properties of fibre-hybrid composites with controlled microstructure: Assessment of synergetic effects by micromechanical modelling”, 2019 – 2022, PhD.Jesper Lund, “Thermo-chemical and mechanical modelling of F-35 Lightning II carbon fiber/BMI 5250-4 composites during autoclave curing”, spring 2019, MSc.Gerard Jean Antoine Van den Eijnden, “How the choice of materials impacts the environmental footprint of wind turbine blades”, spring 2019, MSc.Sabina Pascale Hecht, “Biobased Carbon Fibres: Investigation of the Carbonisation Step of Lignin-Cellulose Precursors”, spring 2019, MSc.“Effect of resin degassing in production of wind turbine blades”, spring 2019, Ignasi Girones Cadiz.Ignacio Cabanas, “Compaction behaviour of fibre assemblies during manufacturing of composites by vacuum infusion”, spring 2018, MSc.Máté Radics, “Experimental testing of a micromechanical model for fibre/matrix debonding and fibre pull-out in composites”, spring 2018, MSc.Christian Holmegaard, “Manufacturing and mechanical properties of glass fiber/aluminium reinforced composites”, spring 2018, BSc.Giacomo Schillani, “Mechanical and microstructural characterization of self-reinforced polylactic acid (PLA) composites - an evaluation of the effect of fibre/matrix interface bonding”, autumn 2017, MSc.Zeinab Mohandespoor, “Biodegradable self-reinforced PLA (PolyLactic Acid). Characterization by powder diffraction, microscopy and strength measurements”, spring 2017, BSc.Leonard Levy, “Simulation of moisture sorption in natural fibre reinforced composites for structural applications”, spring 2017, Msc.Leonardo Di Crescenzo, “Experimental validation of micromechanical models for the mechanical performance of hybrid carbon/glass fiber composites for wind turbine blades”, autumn 2016, MSc.Thorbjørn Lund, “Accurate prediction of the compressive behavior of folded honeycomb using x-ray tomography and the finite element method”, autumn 2016, MSc.Marco Maduro, “Experimental and modelling study of the composite pultrusion process for the manufacturing of pre-fabricated elements for wind turbine blades, 2015 – 2018, PhD.Carlos A.L.A. Perry, “Modelling of compression strength of honey comb structures for sandwich materials”, 2016, MSc.Catherine L. Lester, "Natural fiber defects: quantification using image analysis and effect on mechanical properties", 2015, MSc.Beata R. Wojtyszyn, "Materials density measurements and uncertainty analysis using gas pycnometry to support research on composite materials", 2015. MSc.Hanne Hauge, "Commercial application of carbon/glass hybrid composites", 2015, BSc.Spyridon G. Drosos, “Mechanical behaviour of natural fibre yarns for biocomposites reinforcement”, 2013. MSc.Ulrich A. Mortensen, "Study of defects in natural fibres and their effect on natural composites", 2013. BSc.Henrik Klüwer Dahl-Hansen, "Study of process parameters and characteristics of mineral fibres", 2013. MSc.Ruben Buelga Sanchez, “Mechanical and electrical properties of three-phase composite materials”, 2012. MSc.Luca Pignatti and Federico Bottoli, “Design and processing of structural components in biocomposite materials - Case study: Rotor blade for wind turbine cars”, 2011. MSc.Morten Rask, “Microstructure and fracture mechanical properties of aligned natural fibre composites”, 2009 – 2012. PhD.Mustafa Aslan, “Characterization and modelling of wood fibre composites”, 2008 – 2011. PhD.Shahid Mehmood, “Properties and performance of flax-yarn/LPET composites”, 2010. MSc.Luca Pegoraro, “Investigations of the influence from the manufacturing process and the resulting microstructures on mechanical properties of biocomposites”, 2010. MSc.Troels Bach Nielsen, “Fracture mechanical characterization and modelling of bio-based fibre composites”, 2009. MSc.Shahid Mehmood,  “Quantification of defects in natural fibres”, 2009. BSc.Louise Løcke Laursen and Alexandra Løvdal, “Mekanisk karakterisering af biopolymerer”, 2009. BSc.Lasse Svensson, “Biokompositter til anvendelse i møbelproduktion”, 2005. BSc.   Projects, recent:"Hybrid fibre-reinforced composites: achieving synergetic effects through microstructural design and advanced simulation tools" (HyFiSyn). 2018 - 2022. EU H2020, Marie Sklodowska-Curie. Coordinated by KU Leuven, Belgium. 11 partners.“Biobased self-functionalised self-reinforced composite materials based on high performance nanofibrillar PLA fibres” (Bio4Self). 2016-2019. EU Horizon 2020 Innovation Action project. Coordinated by Centexbel, Belgium. 16 partners.“Industrial production processes for nanoreinforced composite structures” (INCOM). 2013-2017, 48 months. EU 7th Framework Programme, Collaborative Project. Coordinated by VTT, Finland. 13 partners.Visiting scientist (Yosuke Ueki) from Hitachi, Japan. 2014. 12 months. Work within fatigue testing and analysis of natural fibre composites.”High quality cellulosic fibres for strong biocomposite materials” (CelFiMat). 2013-2015, 36 months. 6 partners. The Danish Council for Independent Research, Technology and Production Sciences.  Coordinated by DTU Chemical Engineering.“Innovative advanced wood-based composite materials and components” (WOODY). 2009 - 2012, 48 months. EU 7th Framework Programme, Collaborative Project. Coordinated by Cetma, Italy. 19 partners.“Natural aligned fibres and textiles for use in structural composite applications” (NATEX). 2008 - 2012, 42 months. EU 7th Framework Programme, Collaborative Project. Coordinated by Aimplas, Spain. 17 partners.