Lab work on prototype sensors for atmospheric corrosion monitoring

B.Sc. in Mech. Eng. Thomas Lind Madsen
The Battle Against Corrosion

In collaboration between the Materials and Surface Engineering Section of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Technical University of Denmark, and the companies Siemens Wind Power and MetriCorr, a preliminary investigation of the usability of Electrical Resistance (ER) monitoring of atmospheric corrosion in wind turbine towers, was performed.

It has been shown, that ER is a highly sensitive method useful for monitoring atmospheric corrosion. It has further been shown, that the results from laboratory polarization tests corresponds well to the results obtained with the ER-method.

About me, in brief…

Hello, my name is Thomas Lind Madsen. Welcome to my personal website.

I hold a master's degree in materials and manufac-turing engineering. I have practical experience, e.g., in R&D in materials and processes, chemical and electrochemical surface processing, corrosion testing and lifetime estimation, as well as innovative heavy duty design.

Among other things, I have worked with development of absorber tubes for concentrated solar power (CSP), development of prototype sensors for atmospheric corrosion monitoring, and construction of customized industrial damper solutions for all purposes, however, mainly used by companies within process power industries worldwide.

In addition to my M.Sc. in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, I have a background as
Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering, a foreman education as Production Technologist and a skilled Fitter and Turner (Machinist).

Development of new composite filament for 3D printing of magnets

B.Sc. in Mech. Eng. Thomas Lind Madsen
Existing commercial 3D printing technologies all have in common, that they are mono-materiel. And the effort to manufacture poly-materiel items in a workflow is a phenomenon that still has only academic interest.

For the manufacturing of a fully functional electric motor, magnetisable and current-carrying materials are needed. Focusing on fused deposition modelling (FDM), a study in additive free-form manufacturing of ferromagnetic structures is performed.

It has been shown, that it’s possible to manufacture an inexpensive filament of plastic-metal composite and to use this for the production of magnetisable, layer-built volume models of any shape.