Isogeometric analysis-based damage modeling for composite structures: Applications in wind energy and aerospace

At LMSSC, Paris, June 1st 2023, 1.30 p.m.

Artem Korobenko
Associate Professor, Computational Fluids and Structural Mechanics Group (CFSMgroup),
Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Calgary (UCalgary), Canada

This presentation will focus on the development of computational methods for progressive damage modeling in full-scale composite structures, with a focus on wind energy and aerospace applications, by the CFSM group at the University of Calgary. The complex composite structures are modeled parametrically using isogeometric analysis (IGA), with the structural mechanics being governed by the thin-shell Kirchhoff-Love formulation and a stiffness degradation approach for modeling progressive and fatigue damage.

Validation test cases including fatigue damage in a CX-100 wind turbine blade and UAV crash-landing will be presented, as well as fatigue damage modeling in a full-scale wind turbine driven by fluid-structure interaction. Additionally, the presentation will cover the dynamic coupling with sensor data.

Short resume :

Dr. Artem Korobenko is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Calgary where he leads the Computational Fluids and Structural Mechanics Group (CFSMgroup). His research focuses on the development of high-fidelity multidisciplinary methods for the analysis and design of complex systems in aerospace, wind and marine engineering using large-scale computing. He actively collaborates with industries, governmental agencies, and academic institutions worldwide.

Dr. Korobenko is a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship and most recently Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers. He is a founding member and vice-president of the Canadian Association for Computational Science and Engineering and Member-at-Large of the USACM TTA on Computational Fluid Dynamics and Fluid-Structure Interaction. He is also a founding member and co-director of the University of Calgary Aerospace Network and the main organizer and the conference chair for the 16th World Congress on Computational Mechanics which will be held in 2024 in Vancouver, Canada.