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We offer professional advice in wind energy science and applied mathematics, in particular with regard to wind turbine design and dynamics, statistics, and advanced data analysis.

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Study-group Mathematics with Industry

I have been active participant in the Dutch Study Groups Mathematics with Industry (SWI) since 2008. Some of the projects I have been working on:

  • Quiescent periods for helicopter landing on ships (SWI 2017).
  • Energy consumption of trains (SWI 2016).
  • Dynamical models of extreme rolling of vessels in head waves (SWI 2009).
  • Modelling and simulation of phase transitions in multicomponent aluminum alloy casting (SWI 2008).
  • Three approaches to extend the Heston model (SWI 2007).

PhD review committees

I have been external reviewer for the following PhD defenses:

  • Wojciech Popko (2021): Impact of sea ice loads on global dynamics of offshore wind turbines. Fraunhofer IWES / Leibniz University Hanover
  • Joey Velarde (2020): Probabilistic design of offshore wind turbine support structures. Aalborg University
  • Laurentius Martinus Maria van den Bos (2020): Quadrature methods for wind turbine load calculations. Delft University of Technology
  • Shaofeng Wang (2019): Assessment of offshore wind turbines in extreme weather conditions. DTU Wind Energy
  • Jan Häfele (2019): A numerically efficient andd holistic approach to design optimization of offshore wind turbine jacket substructures. Leibniz University Hanover
  • Maik D Reder (2018): Reliability modelling and failure detection algorithms for wind turbines. University of Zaragoza
  • Wilfried Njome Wandji (2018): Probabilistic design of wind turbine structures. DTU Wind Energy.
  • Joseph Donald Walsh III (2017): The boundary method and General Auction for optimal mass transportation and Wasserstein distance computation Georgia Institute of Technology
  • René Bos (2017): Extreme gusts and their role in wind turbine design. TU Delft.
  • Daniel Kaufer (2017): Validation and applicability of an integrated load simulation method for offshore wind turbines with jacket structures. University Stuttgart.
  • Alexandros Iliopoulos (2017): Virtual sensing techniques for response estimation and fatigue assessment of offshore wind turbines. VUB
  • Prasad Vijaymala Devendra Chougule (2016): Innovative design of a Darrieus straight bladed vertical axis wind turbine by using multi element airfoil. Aalborg University.
  • Estivaliz Lozano Minguez (2015): Fatigue & fracture mechanics of offshore wind turbine support structures. Cranfield University
  • Fabian Vorpahl (2015): Modeling and loads for offshore wind turbines with braced support structures. Leibniz University Hannover
  • Patrik Passon (2015): Offshore wind turbine foundation design. DTU Wind Energy

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