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Ole Balling

Professor (Docent)

Education

2004
PhD Mechanical Engineering, thesis title: "Exploring Rollover Performance of Road Vehicles". Iowa State University, USA

2004
Minor in Complex Adaptive Systems; Techniques using genetic algorithms/survival of the fittest in Engineering Optimization. Iowa State University, USA

1996 -1999
PhD student at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Iowa. Experienced user/developer of multibody dynamics code for the National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS).

1996
Msc., Mechanical Engineering, Aalborg Universitet. Thesis title: “Bushing Joints for Recursive Multibody Dynamics”. Thesis Research performed at The University of Iowa.


Work experience

August 2011-
Professor (Docent) in Structural Mechanics, Department of Engineering, AarhusUniversity.


April 2016-July 2016

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology
JPL Faculty Research Program on "Performance Modeling for IntelligentMobility".


August 2011

Honorary Professor, Department of Engineering, Aarhus University.


2007-2010

Senior Research Engineer, Idé-Pro Engineering & Software A/S, Aarhus,Denmark.


2009-2010

Lecturer, Aarhus School of Engineering.


2004-2007

Research Engineer, Systems Technology, Inc (STI), Hawthorne, California.


Current reserach projects

• Green Magnets (The Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation), Use of permanent magnets in accelerator facilities. Investigations on field dependency on structural deformation, temperature and transients
• DAMRC, VIBO, Vibrations during the drilling process
• Volvo Busses, Cornering capability of rear axles. Dynamic modeling of flexible rear axle designs
• Comfort Analysis of on- and off road vehicles, Dynamic Modeling and human perception of vibrations
• Wind Turbine Drivetrain Analysis. Vibrations and load prediction in Wind turbine Drivetrain, Direct drive as well as geared solutions
• Dynamic Modeling of Wind Turbine Yaw Gears
• Aeroelastic modeling of WindTurbine Rotors

Supervision

Current Students:
- 2 PhD students
- 10+ Master’s degree students
- Graduated 7 Master’s degree students

Professional memberships and awards

- Jet Propulsion Laboratory Faculty Research Program (JFRP) Award, April 2016.
- NATO Advanced Vehicle Technology Exploratory Team 148, Technical Team Member, Dec 2014- Present – Transitioning to Research Task Group 248 in Jan 2016.
- Editorial Board Member, Intl. Journal of Vehicle Performance, InderScience Publishers, May 2015-Present.
- Innovation Fund Denmark, Steering committee Vice Chairman, “Innomill”, 2015-Present.
- The Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation, Steering Committee member on “Green Magnets” 2010-2013.
- SAE Vehicle Dynamics Standards Committee, Voting member, 2004–Present.
- SAE Ten Year Member Service Award, 19 years membership.
- ASME Member.
- Conference reviewer: IMSD, ASME IDETC/CIE, CIGR-AgEng.