NTNU university has a vacancy for a 3-year research position as PhD candidate at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering on Structural design and optimization of a novel wind turbine concept.
This position will be part of the international EU Horizon 2020 project XROTOR: X-shaped radical offshore wind turbine for overall cost of energy reduction, a 3-year project coordinated by the University of Strathclyde with a budget of nearly 4 mEUR. The aim of the project is to develop a highly innovative hybrid between a horizontal-axis (primary rotor) and vertical-axis (secondary rotor) wind turbine, to determine its performance and Levelized cost of energy, and to ratify the concept work with a OEM (wind turbine manufacturer).
NTNU is responsible for WP4 on the design of the mechanical structure and analysis of the XROTOR concept. As part of the design team in WP4, you will contribute by helping to develop the assumptions that should be used for the design (e.g. the environmental conditions at a relevant site), by implementing a parametric model that allows performing load simulations with wind turbine simulation software, by finding a feasible design that is best possible given the constraints, and by documenting the final structural design in enough detail that it can be ratified for possible further development by an OEM.You will contribute well during this research to get the best results and will deal with the best researchers, which will increase your skills and add a lot to you.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
wind energy engineering
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