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Expert in Wind Turbines (technical issues, power performance, loads)

Expert ID: 730801 Germany

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Expert has several years of experience in Wind Turbine design. Main focus is here aeroelastic load simulation, strength verification on structural components. Simulation and measurement of power performance (power curve).

Performed a root cause analysis for a big wind farm operator on nacelle overheating and yaw bearing problems in 2005 Did technical inspection of wind turbines in the context of a big size due diligence project in 2005He did several root cause analysis on power performance deficiencyHe did a witness statement on wind turbine loads in the context of an international arbitration


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2003 Degree: Dipl.-Ing. (equivalent to Master) Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: University of Technology Hamburg (Germany)

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to 2012 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Head of Department Department: Loads and Turbine Performance Responsibilities: He is responsible for the design loads and power performance of one of the biggest wind turbine manufacturer. Leading technically a team of 16 Engineers. Driving technological innovation in wind turbine design as well as in simulation and verification methodologies.
Years: 2005 to 2007 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Researcher Department: Institute for Mechanics and Marine Engineering Responsibilities: He did research in the field of non-linear dynamics and control of non-linear systems as well as in the field of multi-body dynamic simulation.
Expert was giving lectures in vibration theory.
Years: 2004 to 2005 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: expert for machinery components Department: Machinery Components Responsibilities: Was working in the field of certification of wind turbines. Particularly he was in charge of machinery components. He was performing structural strength analysis (extreme and fatigue) for large structural components like blade and cast components. He was doing inspections on wind turbines as well.
Years: 2013 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: owner Department: (Undisclosed) Responsibilities: Is owner of the company and senior consultant in the field of simulation, wind turbine R&D, wind turbine and wind farm optimization, damage analysis, wind turbine performance analysis.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2011 to 2011 Country / Region: USA New York Summary: He did a witness statement in an arbitration.
Years: 2009 to 2009 Country / Region: USA Texas Summary: Inspection of wind turbines, power performance root cause analysis
Years: 2008 to 2012 Country / Region: India Summary: Several trips to India for measurement campaigns on wind turbines
Years: 2005 to 2005 Country / Region: Spain Summary: Inspection of wind turbine in the context of a root cause analysis

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (VDI) "german engineers association" ; member of IEC MT01 german group (Undisclosed)
Professional Appointments
Department Head Loads & Turbine Performance
Publications and Patents Summary
several papers in multibody simulation and wind energy

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
2011 --> Expert witness in an international arbitration between a wind turbine OEM and a component supplier
2018 --> Expert Witness at Landgericht Flensburg with respect to damaged wind turbine blades
Training / Seminars
lectures in vibration theory; wind turbine load simulation training; speaker on multibody simulation conference; various papers in the field of multibody simulation and wind energy
Provides regularly training on wind turbine loads
Marketing Experience
broad insight in wind turbine technology and innovation

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Has a very good level in English. He is able to carry out any type of negotiations and discussions in English.
German Mother language
French Mother language
Spanish Good knowledge in Spanish

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