M.Sc. Oliver Menck

Oliver Menck graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering and mechatronics before accepting a position at the Fraunhofer IWES. He is particularly interested in interdisciplinary, complex, technical problems, so he feels right at home in the field of wind energy research, where the examination of individual components always requires a comprehensive approach and critical eye.

Rotor blade bearings: Accurate prediction of fatigue life

Predicting the fatigue lifetime of rotor blade bearings is a particularly difficult task as the use of existing calculation methods requires a comprehensive understanding of the systems and the methods are scarcely validated for the unique blade bearings with their extraordinary load situations.