COM³ partners at CIAM – Cluster on Industrial Asset Management – organise on 30 May 2022 a Lunch & Learn Webinar on Advanced Testing and Digital Twinning of Large-scale Composite Structures. Xiao Chen from the Technical University of Denmark will present the latest research and innovation in advanced structural testing and high-performance modeling techniques of large-scale composite structures .

Large-scale fiber polymer composite structures are widely used in many industries such as aerospace, wind energy and maritime and shipping. Usually working in harsh environments and under complex loading, such large-scale composite structures must maintain their structural integrity and reliability over their service life with minimum maintenance and repair. In this talk, the latest research and innovation in advanced structural testing and high-performance modeling techniques of large-scale composite structures will be presented, with wind turbine blades as examples. Particular focus will be placed on full-scale and subcomponent structural testing under realistic static and fatigue loads, novel computer-vision-based damage inspection and structural health monitoring techniques, and advanced finite element modeling techniques that can predict complex fracture and damage phenomena in full-scale structures and their critical structural details – not only accurately but also efficiently, enabling high-fidelity and high-speed digital twinning of such large-scale composite structures.

Dr. Chen is Associate Professor at Department of Wind and Energy Systems at Technical University of Denmark (DTU). He received his doctoral degree in structural engineering in 2011 from Nagoya University in Japan and worked as a post-doctoral research fellow in the National Wind Energy Center at the University of Houston, Texas, USA. From 2013, he was an assistant professor and then associate professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing before he joined DTU in 2017, where he is the team leader of composite structures.

Dr. Chen is a member of several international scientific and technical committees such as the International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress, Villum Center for Advanced Structural and Material Testing, International Conference on Composite Structures, and International Conference on Mechanics of Composites. He is the Principe Investigator of several research projects funded by Innovation Fond of Denmark, the Danish Energy Agency, the European Commission, The Villum Foundation, Danish Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program and the National Science Foundation of China. He specializes in advanced testing and high-performance modeling of composite structures with a focus on structural damage, fracture and digitalization using Industry 4.0 technologies.

The Lunch & Learn event is open for CIAM members and others. Contact CIAM via e-mail for more information and registration.

Source: CIAM website

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