PhD: Integrated Design for Far & Large Offshore Wind Turbines
The PhD research is part of the FLOW (Far and Large Offshore Wind Energy) R&D programme. Within FLOW, the Dutch offshore wind industry and research community are cooperating to realise far-offshore wind power stations. TU Delft has more than 12 PhD’s involved in the programme. Cooperation between the PhD’s and with the other partners is essential. Part of the programme is an internship with one of the FLOW partners.
In this particular project, the main objective is to develop a computationally efficient methodology to simultaneously optimise the controller and structural parameters of a two-bladed wind turbine with respect to the cost of energy. To achieve this, we are targeting a cost-efficient and innovative integrated design which reduces the cost of energy by 5% by saving material and maximising the power.
We are looking for a candidate with an MSc degree in systems and control.
End procedure 10 June 2011
Conditions of employment
TU Delft offers an attractive benefits package, including a flexible work week, free high-speed Internet access from home, and the option of assembling a customised compensation and benefits package (the 'IKA'). Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
For more information about this position, please contact Jan-Willem van Wingerden, phone: +31 (0)15-2781720, e-mail: j.w.vanwingerden@ tudelft.nl. If you are interested in this position, please send a detailed curriculum vitae, a letter of application stating why the proposed research topic interests you, a publication list (if applicable), your BSc and MSc course programme and transcripts, names and addresses of three reference persons, and all other
information that might be relevant to your application. Please e-mail your application materials by 10 June 2011 to Jan-Willem van Wingerden, application- 3mE@tudelft. nl.
When applying for this position, make sure to mention vacancy number 3ME11-09.
Delft University of Technology
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.
Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
The Delft University of Technology is a European leader in wind energy research. It has a long tradition of conducting multidisciplinary research projects integrating different University departments for fundamental research in aerodynamics, material sciences, control engineering and civil engineering. Within these pioneering research efforts there is also a long-standing tradition of collaboration with esteemed research laboratories and industrial partners in
the field. The research position will be located in the Delft Centre of Systems and Control. This centre is part of the mechanical engineering faculty.
Jan-Willem van Wingerden
Technische Universiteit Delft
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