Denmark – Scholarship 2010 In OWTF
PhD Scholarship 2010 in Offshore Wind Turbine Foundation Design in Denmark
When the College of Advanced Technology was founded in 1829, Denmark had its first MSc programme in Engineering at a high academic level. The College changed its name to Danish Technical College in 1933 and finally became the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in 1
There is a great need for the development of deep water offshore wind farms to meet the future energy targets of Europe. Deep water wind turbine foundation design involves risk abatement from a number of factors dependent on the environment such as the wind-wave correlations, wave kinematics, soil structure interactions etc. This program will study the effect of marine loading on deep water wind turbine support structures and also determine the effect of uncertainties in the predicted loading on the support structure. Deep water wave spectra and the underlying kinematics of waves at 50-80m water depths is analyzed with respect to its impact on the loads on complex offshore wind turbine foundations. Atmospheric correlations between wind speeds and wave heights will be assessed, as well as directional effects with the requirement of deriving admittance functions for the support structure loads. Further the structural design of the support structure with regards to mitigating loading from the wind wave combinations is carried out. The key objective is to quantify the uncertainties in deepwater wind turbine offshore foundation loads and enabling reliable design of offshore structures when considering wave kinematics, wind correlations and non-linear effects.
Applicants should hold a master’s degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering. Strong skills and a genuine interest in structural dynamics, computational mechanics and statistics are essential. Prior work experience in wind energy is a great advantage. Applicants should have good analytical skills and the ability to work independently towards the research goals. Furthermore, fluency in communicating, reading and writing English is required.
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.
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.
We must have your online application by 7 October 2010. Please open the link “apply for this job online”, fill in the application form and attach the following documents;
a) A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
b) Curriculum vitae
c) Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
d) Conversion of grade averages to Danish grades (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet for the conversion 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, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 7 October 2010
Head of Program
+45 4677 5467