Martin CARDAUN studied Mechanical Engineering, focusing on power engineering, at the RWTH Aachen University from 2010 to 2016. In 2016 Martin switched to the master's program of Power Engineering, specializing in regenerative energy technologies. Martin graduated in 2018 successfully with an M.Sc.
Since June 2018, Martin has worked as a research assistant at the Chair for Wind Power Drives at the RWT Aachen. His primary focus is on the MBS simulation analysis of gearless wind turbines' overall dynamics and acoustics. Since 2020, Martin has been the Team Lead of the Plant Design at the Chair for Wind Power Drives group.
Title: Wind Turbine Load Calculations with Nonlinear Flexible Rotor Blades
The trend towards increasing the power output of modern wind turbines leads to higher towers and longer rotor blades, resulting in more flexible structures. As these components increase in size, nonlinear structural behavior becomes increasingly important.
Therefore, accurate multi-body simulation models that consider nonlinear effects are needed. This presentation will present the workflow and usage of a new Simpack functionality for nonlinear model order reduction. With an exemplary rotor blade model, several tests will be done for both static and dynamic load cases as well as complete system simulations. It will be shown that nonlinear flexible bodies in Simpack agree with comparative calculations in finite elements software.
Steve has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, including work placements at GE and BMW, and a Master of Science in Design and Manufacturing.
Steve worked for the SIMPACK Company from 2000 to 2016, where he held the titles Director Sales and Marketing (2007-2016) and Director Wind Energy Solutions (2009-2016).
Following the acquisition of the SIMPACK AG by Dassault Systèmes in 2014, he has continued his work with wind energy clients as the company’s SIMULIA IPS, Industry Process Expert – Wind Energy Executive, promoting not just Simpack but all Dassault Solutions.
Steve has been supporting the wind energy sector since 2004.