Technical University of Denmark: Department of Mechanical Engineering

DTU has been involved in wind energy technology since the 1970´s, and it is among the world’s leading universities within this field.

At the Department of Mechanical Engineering teaching and research in basic mechanics, advanced design tools, product development, energy systems, coastal hydrodynamics and marine technology is being conducted. 

DTU Mechanical engineering has been formed by staff from the previous Department of Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering, Energetics, Solid Mechanics, Control and Engineering Design, and Applied Engineering Design and Production, Hydrodynamics and Water Resources, and Structural Engineering and Materials.

The Department covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within the field of mechanics, including mechanical properties of materials, strength and vibration analyses, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, safety theory and control engineering.

While forming a solid scientific foundation for the Department’s applied research and teaching activities, the work undertaking within these areas also serves the purpose of contributing at an international level to the development of new methods for examining and dimensioning structures and mechanical systems.

The Department’s energy research is centered on efficient exploitation of renewable energy resources such as biomass, wind and waves; efficient energy transformation in combustion systems, engines and power plants; energy transport in district heating systems; and energy consumption, including refrigerating and air-conditioning plants and indoor environment optimization.

Within the design and product development areas, the Department develops the basis for design of new land based and marine structures and industrial products which take safety, economy, environmental impact, aesthetics and durability into account. The Department of Mechanical Engineering attaches great importance to integrated product development and the development of rational design principles for structures.

Relevant wind power courses - examples
Wind Turbine Measurement Technique
Wind Turbine Technology and Aerodynamics
Projects in Wind Turbine Aeroelasticity

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Further information

Please contact:
DTU Mechanical Engineering,
Section for Fluid Mechanics
Tel: +45 4525 4300