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PhD position: Interaction between wind farms

University of Twente (UT)

The Netherlands

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PhD position: Interaction between wind farms is available at Physics of Fluids group, Faculty of Science & Technology (Technische Natuurwetenschappen, TNW) – Netherland.

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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , ,
Deadline to Apply: November 14, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: -
Contract Period: 4 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Workplace:
Physics of Fluids group
Faculty of Science & Technology (Technische Natuurwetenschappen, TNW)
University of Twente (UT)
Enschede,

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Qualification Details

We seek highly motivated early-career researchers with an excellent background in fluid dynamics, mechanical engineering, computational physics, applied physics, or closely related areas! Programming experience (Fortran, C/C, MATLAB, Python) is a plus. Must enjoy working in an internationally oriented environment and contributing to the research of team-members. We welcome strong interpersonal skills and interest in sharing knowledge at conferences and meetings. Proficiency in English is required, both spoken and written.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Are you fascinated by the effect of turbulence on wind energy production? Are you highly motivated to do a PhD in a dynamic research environment? We are looking for a PhD student to study flow dynamics in wind farms using state-of-the-art computer simulations!

Advancements in wind turbine technology have resulted in growing use of wind energy to reduce carbon emissions. Modern wind turbines and wind farms are becoming so large that their performance is affected by atmospheric turbulence flow phenomena that are not yet well explored. In this PhD project, you will develop novel large-eddy simulation techniques to investigate the interaction between different wind farm clusters, as is for example planned in the North Sea region, and the interaction with large-scale weather phenomena.

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Documents Required

Please submit your application via the applicant button, including:

  • A cover letter outlining your specific interest, qualifications and motivation to apply for this position.
  • A detailed CV.
  • Transcripts from your Bachelor and Master degrees.
  • Contact information of two scientific staff members (one should be the supervisor of your MSc thesis project) who are willing to provide a recommendation letter at our request.
  • An interview and a scientific presentation will be part of the selection procedure.

About the Department

Work is carried out  in the Physics of Fluids group at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. We study various fluid mechanical problems using experiments, simulations, and theoretical methods. The group is embedded in the Max Planck Center for Complex Fluid Dynamics, and the J.M. Burgerscentrum for Fluid Mechanics. For further information, you are encouraged to visit us at https://stevensrjam.github.io/Website/ and  http://pof.tnw.utwente.nl, where you can read more on our research.

About the Employer: University of Twente (UT)

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Contact details

If you have any questions about the vacancy, please contact Richard Stevens (r.j.a.m.stevens@utwente.nl).

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