About me

Kristine Munk Jespersen
PostDoc at DTU Wind Energy
Fredriksborgvej 399, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark
In 2014 I completed a master of science in mechanical engineering with a focus on solid mechanics and a master thesis considering crack growth in steel in collaboration with the company FLSmidth. I recently completed my PhD at DTU Wind Energy where I investigated tension fatigue damage evolution in UD glass fibre composites used for wind turbine blades by means of 3D x-ray computed tomography (CT) experiments. I am currently working as a short-term post doc on multi-scale finite element modelling of fibre composites.
Experience Highlights
PostDoc Position
Apr 2017 - Present
Technical University of Denmark, Department of Wind Energy
A short project with the aim of extracting the actual fibre bundle structure of a non crimp fabric based fibre composite from X-ray CT data for finite element modelling purposes. The long term goal is to establish a multiscale model based on the actual 3D fibre and bundle structures. The project is funded by Interreg and is carried out in collaboration with Chalmers University.
Visiting Research Fellow
Aug 2015 - Feb 2016
Kawada Laboratory, Waseda University, Japan
Education Highlights
PhD Student
Apr 2014 - Apr 2017
Technical University of Denmark, Department of Wind Energy
This PhD study investigated the tension fatigue damage evolution of uni-directional glass fibre composites for wind turbine blades. This was done through 3D x-ray CT imaging experiments. A video of the PhD defence can be found under "presentations".
Master of Science in Engineering
Sep 2011 - Mar 2014
Technical University of Denmark, Mechanical Engineering
Thesis: Fatigue crack growth in rotary kiln tyre Description: This thesis considered establishing a tool for calculating remaining life time of an FLSmidth cement kiln tyre with an existing internal crack. This was done using fracture mechanics with the finite element program ANSYS coupled with Matlab.
Bachelor of Science in Engineering
Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
Technical University of Denmark, Mechanical Engineering
This degree focussed on gaining basic knowledge within the field of mechanical engineering
Language Skills
Native Language
Danish is my native language and therefore I am fluent and also confident in my writing skills.
Although not my native language, I speak and write English everyday and I am confident in my English skills.
Fluent in Japanese for daily conversational use, however technical discussions are more difficult. Good reading and writing skills electronically and limited hand writing skills. Passed the Japanese Language Profficiency test at the N3 level and aiming for the N2 level next year.
Competence Highlights
Fibre Composite Materials
Knowledge on manufacturing and testing methods, general behaviour, damage mechanics, and more.
X-ray Computed Tomography
Performing and developing new methods for performing X-ray CT on fibre composites.
Fatigue damage progression
Knowledge on fatigue damage progression in both fibre composites and steels including calculation methods.
Finite Element Modelling
Significant experience with finite element modelling of mechanical problems both in the commercial softwares ABAQUS and ANSYS.
Experience with several different programming languages among which I've used Matlab and Python the most. Learning new programming languages is a challenge I would gladly take.