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Postdoc position: High resolution wind turbine simulationsPosted by: University of Twente
Posted date: 2019-Nov-28
Are you fascinated by physics and the application of state-of-the-art fluid dynamics computer simulations to real world problems? Are you curious about the potential applications of wind energy? Are you ambitious and dynamic? Do you strive for excellence? We are looking for a postdoc to carry out state-of-the-art wind turbine simulations. Wind turbines interact with the environment over a wide range of length scales ranging from millimeters (viscous scales) and meters (wakes and tip vortices). This large separation of scales makes detailed simulations of wind turbine wakes very challenging. However, a detailed understanding of the relevant physics is essential to improve the design of wind turbines that fully harness the huge potential of wind energy. High-fidelity numerical simulations are an ideal tool to enhance our fundamental insight into the performance of wind turbines. Simulations allow us to visualize the flow in the wake and to study the performance of wind turbines under controlled and reproducible conditions. In this postdoc project you will further develop and use state-of-the-art large eddy simulations for wind turbines.
You have a PhD in applied physics or mechanical engineering, or in a closely related discipline. You have strong communication skills, including fluency in written and spoken English. You are enthusiastic, and highly motivated to do research.
Information and application
Potential applicants are encouraged to apply to Dr. Richard Stevens (r.j.a.m.stevensutwente.nl).
Applications should include the following documents:
Conditions of Employment
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.
Within the TNW Faculty (Faculty of Science & Technology) of the University of Twente some 700 staff members and 2000 students are involved in training and research on the interface of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology and technical medicine. Research, which enjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodated in the multidisciplinary research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centra and Digital Society Institute. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders.