Tuesday, May 31, 2016

DTU Ph.D. Scholarship in Modelling for Wind Turbine Rotors/TRMOD, Denmark



PhD scholarship in Modelling for Wind Turbine Rotors/TRMOD

Apply no later than 13 June 2016
Apply for the job at DTU Wind Energy by completing the following form.

DTU Wind Energy at the Technical Universi
ty of Denmark has a vacancy in the Aerodynamic Design Section” at DTU Risø Campus.
The section (AER) focuses on aerodynamic and aero-acoustic modeling and experimental research for airfoil and blade design and optimization and implements the research in cooperation with industry, in software tools and in courses.

The research includes CFD and fluid-structure coupling for Aeroelastic design of wind turbines in wind farms including effects from wakes and terrain, experimental investigations in wind tunnels and full-scale and aerodynamic noise modelling.

Responsibilities and tasks
The objective of the proposed PhD study is to combine existing measurements of laminar/turbulent transition from the DAN-AERO Exp. and other available measurements from wind tunnels with the modeling capability of the EllipSys3D to investigate details of the transition process for modern large scale rotors, and further validate the computational approach.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a master's degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master's degree in engineering.

A good knowledge of aerodynamics, prior experience with CFD and Fortran programming is preferred.
Approval and Enrolment
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.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Head of Section Flemming Rasmussen and Professor Niels N. Sørensen.

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, public-sector consultancy and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.

Workplace
The place of work is DTU Risø Campus in Roskilde.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Niels N. Sørensen, +45 46 77 50 53, nsqr@dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Wind Energy on www.vindenergi.dk
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 June 13, 2016. Apply online at www.career.dtu.dk.

Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please 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 (an official translation into English)
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here )
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.
The Department of Wind Energy is one of the world’s largest centres of wind energy research and knowledge, with a staff of more than 240 people from 37 countries working in research, innovation, research-based consulting and education. DTU Wind Energy has approximately 40 PhD students. The department’s cross-disciplinary research is organized through strategic research programmes that collaborate with Danish and international universities, research institutions and organizations, as well as the national and global wind industry.
DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and public service. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,300 students are being 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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