Dipl.-Ing., M.Sc.

Vasilis Pettas

Research Associate
Institute of Aircraft Design


+49 711 685-67268
+49 711 685-68293

Allmandring 5B
70569 Stuttgart
Room: 2.51


Loads and control of wind turbines, aeroelasticity, aerodynamics, life time extension

  1. Conti, D., Pettas, V., Dimitrov, N., & Peña, A. (2021). Wind turbine load validation in wakes using wind field reconstruction techniques and nacelle lidar wind retrievals. Wind Energy Science, 6(3), 841--866. https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-6-841-2021
  2. Pettas, V., Costa García, F., Kretschmer, M., Rinker, J. M., Clifton, A., & Cheng, P. W. (2020). A numerical framework for constraining synthetic wind fields with lidar measurements for improved load simulations. In AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2020-0993
  3. Kretschmer, M., Pettas, V., & Cheng, P. W. (2019). Effects of Wind Farm Down-Regulation in the Offshore Wind Farm alpha ventus. ASME 2nd International Offshore Wind Technical Conference. https://doi.org/10.1115/IOWTC2019-7554
  4. Pettas, V., & Cheng, P. W. (2018). Down-regulation and individual blade control as lifetime extension enablers. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 1102, 012026. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1102/1/012026
  5. Pettas, V., Salari, M., Schlipf, D., & Cheng, P. W. (2018). Investigation on the potential of individual blade control for lifetime extension. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 1037, 032006. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1037/3/032006
  6. Khaniki, M. S., Schlipf, D., Pettas, V., & Cheng, P. W. (2018). Control Design For Disturbance Rejection in Wind Turbines. In 2018 Annual American Control Conference. https://doi.org/10.23919/ACC.2018.8431637
  7. Barlas, T., Pettas, V., Gertz, D., & Madsen, H. A. (2016). Extreme load alleviation using industrial implementation of active trailing edge flaps in a full design load basis. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 753, 042001. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/753/4/042001
  8. Pettas, V., Barlas, T., Gertz, D., & Madsen, H. A. (2016). Power performance optimization and loads alleviation with active flaps using individual flap control. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 749, 012010. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/749/1/012010

Always open for starting student projects relevant to my area of research. Please contact me directly if interested. You can also find some available topics in the ILIAS group.


2002-2012 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at National Technical University of Athens
  Diploma thesis: “Numerical investigation of the effects on the flow of the internal configuration of the injection system of a Pelton impulse hydroturbine”
2014-2016 Master of science in Wind Energy at Denmark’s Technical University
  Msc Thesis: “Investigation of ATEflap potential in load alleviation and maximizing energy yield for large wind turbine rotors”
2015-2016 Engineering Intern at Siemens Wind Power Load’s and Validation team in Copenhagen
Since 2/2017 Research assistant at Stuttgart Wind Energy Institute at Stuttgart University
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