Achim Struve, M.Eng.

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Street Nordstraße 2
ZIP, City D-24937 Flensburg


University Flensburg University of Applied Sciences


  • Turm- und Rotorstrukturen


After his apprenticeship as an industrial mechanic, Achim Struve studied mechanical engineering at Kiel University of Applied Sciences from 2010 to 2013. After his bachelor's degree, he completed the systems engineering master's program at Flensburg University of Applied Sciences with his master's thesis "Modeling of the E30 wind turbine tower at Flensburg University of Applied Sciences using acceleration measurements at the tower head". The thesis as well as the work as a student assistant and research associate at WETI prepared him for his current doctorate.

He is enrolled at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). His research focuses on the innovative support structure concept of a rotatable tower for wind turbines. Here, the azimuth bearing is located at the tower base instead of in the tower head and enables a load direction-oriented design of the tower, which saves large amounts of tower wall material. This reduces the production-related CO2 emissions of wind turbines and makes them more competitive with conventional energy generators.