Response, Aero- elasticity, Control and Hydrodynamics

Our ambition is develop precise loads and response predictions for next generation wind turbines. By research in advanced aero-elasticity, tailored control and distinct hydrodynamics we can assess and optimise the turbine performance from land based to floating concepts.

Our scientific core is aero-elasticity, control and hydrodynamics. We develop and maintain the HAWC2 suite which integrates this knowledge into rational Engineering software. Our application studies involve load analysis for floating wind turbines, aero-elastic stability and controller design.


  • Response
  • Aero-elasticity
  • Control
  • Hydrodynamics


  • Multi-body modelling, reduced-order models and dynamic analysis
  • Aero-servo-elastic models, wind turbine stability, load analysis and dynamic meandering wake models
  • Wind turbine control (PID, MPC), lidar assisted control, farm control, state estimation and Kalman filtering
  • Hydrodynamic wave-structure interaction, loads from linear, nonlinear and breaking waves, hydrodynamic CFD

Research area & applications

  • Dynamic analysis of on- and offshore turbines
  • Load analysis for new turbine concepts
  • HAWC2 and the DTU Wind Energy Controller
  • Controller design for performance and load reduction
  • Realtime model-data asimilation for aero-elastic response
  • Wind turbine loads in cold climate and icing
  • Modelling, test methods and control for floating wind turbines