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Machine Dynamics

Structural mechanics concern the strength of structures and the forces operating in them. Structures occur in all forms of materials - both in the body's cells and in buildings and bridges.

Our research utilises various methods of structural analysis, both theoretical and experimental.


  • Rotor system dynamics
  • Rotor blade systems
  • Gearbox and bearing performance
  • Complete drivetrain analysis
  • Realtime system simulation
  • Operator in the loop
  • Vehicle dynamics


  • Machine system dynamics
  • Structural analysis
  • Vibration analysis
  • Structural static and dynamic analysis
  • Large geometric non-linear deflection
  • Multibody dynamics
  • Non-linear flexible multibody dynamics
  • Multibody techniques for fast stress recovery in linear elastic material components connected with non-linear force elements


Ole Balling

Professor (Docent)

Key publications

Modeling and Feasibility Study of Nonlinear Suspension Components in Multibody Systems using Absolute Nodal Coordinate Formulation Based Beam Elements -Application to Stabilizer Bar. Hyldahl, P. C.; Andersen, S.; Mikkelsen, S.; Balling, O. In: S A E International Journal of Passenger Cars - Mechanical Systems, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2015, s. 449-459.

OMA Identification of a wind turbine rotor hub for monitoring purpose. Juul, M. Ø. Ø.; Kovacs, E.; Brincker, R.; Balling, O. In: Proceedings of the 2016 Leuven Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering: ISMA 2016-USD2016.