Aalborg university (AAU)

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ted in 1974, Aalborg University (AAU) is the youngest Danish University with 18.000 students and a pedagogical structure based on problem-centered, real-life projects of educational and research relevance. The university is a member of The European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU), which consists of 10 innovative European universities whose purposes are the exchange of experience and the development of new projects within education, research and regional development. Participation in MANTIS is done by the center for Embedded Software Systems (CISS) and the research group on Reliability and Risk Analysis which together include 20 senior researchers, 12 postdocs and 15 PhD students. The groups have a long experience in management of European and National projects.

Relevant Expertise for the project:

The AAU team is internationally known for its work on models for wind turbine operation & maintenance, decision making and optimal energy planning. The results include models for uncertainties of turbine blade design, reliability assessments of turbines and substructures, models for drivetrain components as well as models for energy optimisation. The UPPAAL tool is the standard academic tool for analysis of probabilistic models, and it has been applied in a number of industrial and European projects for modelling of complex systems. The team is key partner in a number of related EU projects like e.g. ARTEMIS Arrowhead, FP7 FET CASSTING, Interreg POWER CLUSTER.

Role in the project:

AAU will contribute to the work of WP4 on root failure analysis and remaining life identification. Also, AAU will play a major role in the off-shore use-case where the WP4 results will be applied on real prototypical data in order to perform an optimal trade-off between energy optimisation and system availability.