DTU – Scholarship 2010 In AMSM – Denmark
PhD scholarship 2010 in Aerodynamic and Mechanical System Modelling in Technical University of 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 1994. DTU has always had a strong theoretical grounding. H.C. Ørsted, the man who discovered electromagnetism, founded the College in the image of École Polytechnique in France. The objective was to educate young men to work in industry, but in the beginning DTU was not able to teach practice, so the college mainly educated technical teachers.
Wind power technology, the most competitive renewable energy technology, is quickly developing. The size of individual wind turbine continues to grow and the penetration of wind power into power grid is increasing rapidly. Consequently, the impact of wind turbines on electric power security and quality becomes more and more important and presents great challenges and demands on wind turbine performance. In order to provide reliable and high quality power, the wind turbine should be appropriately designed and controlled to present the desired characteristics. Clearly, good modelling and simulation techniques are cost-effective methods to investigate the wind turbine performance and to optimize the design and control of wind turbines.
Objective of PhD. project:
Many of the problems of gearboxes and bearings encountered in wind turbines of today originate from a lack of detailed knowledge of the transient load through the drive train of the wind turbine. The project aims to develop a modelling tool, which can be used to simulate various wind turbine systems, study the effects of various key components and their variations on the system performance. The main task is to analyse the transient loadings in a complete drive train, including the gearbox and the generator. Specific points are:
1.Establish data for rotor and drive train
2.Modelling of rotor and drive train
3.Interaction with other subsystems
4.Model evaluation and verification
Candidates should have a master’s degree in mechanical engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in mechanical engineering. Candidates with prior knowledge in machine elements and wind turbines technology are 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.
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.
Please open the link “apply for this job online (”søg stillingen online”) in the grey bar below and fill in the application form and attach your application, CV and information about academic grades. Applications must include documentation of a completed master’s degree in mechanical engineering. All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: October 18, 2010
Professor Jens N. Sørensen
tel: +45 4525 4314
Associate Professor Niels L. Pedersen,
tel: +45 4525 5667