|From||"Roger Brugge" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:05:52 +0000|
PhD position in Probabilistic wind characterization and wind turbine design The Wind Energy Department of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is seeking a PhD student to work on statistical representation of atmospheric flow and probabilistic wind turbine load-characterization. Project and Research The current standard for wind turbines (IEC 61400-1 ed.3) provides a specification for extreme wind conditions including various types of turbine load cases, but this characterization is limited as it does not represent a number of relevant aspects of different atmospheric flow regimes. A fundamental aspect is the variability inherent in the atmospheric parameters used as input to loads calculations, such as those describing gusts or extreme shear. The doctoral candidate will work on a statistical description of a number of relevant atmospheric phenomena and conditions, beginning with gusts, along with subsequent calculation and characterization of relevant wind turbine loads. This will be facilitated through analysis of numerous atmospheric measurements and use of atmospheric flow field modeling as well as multi-body turbine loads simulations via models such as HAWC2. The atmospheric representation will be made in accordance with the loads statistics, with consideration also given to the influence of external conditions and control systems, in a generalized manner towards improvement of the IEC standards. Qualifications The candidate should possess a Master’s degree in meteorology, atmospheric science/physics, or wind-engineering related field. An understanding of micro-meteorology/atmospheric boundary-layer flows, as well as a statistical background, is needed. Experience with statistical analysis of wind datasets, wind turbine loads modeling (particularly HAWC), atmospheric turbulence, data analysis/visualization programming or packages (e.g. Mathematica, MatLab, R), and Linux/cluster use is beneficial; the student must also have good English communication skills, and should have obtained excellent grades in his/her previous programmes. Approval and Enrollment The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide. <http://www.dtu.dk/english/Education/phd/PhDguide> Assessment Assessment of the applications will be made by Senior Researcher Mark Kelly, Professor Jakob Mann, and Senior Researcher Anand Natarajan. We offer The project is an internally-funded extension of ongoing and previous projects, spanning the meteorology and aero-elastic design groups at DTU. As a PhD student at DTU, you will be working in and contributing to a world-class cross-disciplinary research team in an international environment, with good possibilities for professional and personal growth. We are a family-friendly organization with flexible working hours and a 37 hour work week. Salary and appoitment terms The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current Danish rules for PhD students, with an employment period of 3 years. Further information Further information may be obtained from Mark Kelly (email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>). Please do not send applications to this e-mail address, instead apply online as described below. Application Please submit your online application no later than 20 November 2013. Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. Please apply online on www.career.dtu.dk<http://www.career.dtu.dk> and open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file. The file must include: * A letter motivating the application (cover letter) * Curriculum vitae * Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma * Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here<http://www.dtu.dk/english/Education/phd/Applicant/Pre_acceptance(1)>) Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master's degree, but cannot begin before having received it. All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and public service. Our staff of 5,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 9,000 students are educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.
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