Aerodynamic and Mechanical System Modelling PhD Scholarship, Denmark

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Aerodynamic and Mechanical System Modelling PhD Scholarship, Denmark

Scholarship for those students who have master’s degree in mechanical engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in mechanical engineering

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.

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 analyze the transient loadings in a complete drive train, including the gearbox and the generator.

Specific points are :

  • Establish data for rotor and drive train
  • Modeling of rotor and drive train
  • Interaction with other subsystems
  • Model evaluation and verification

PhD Scholarship Qualifications :

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.

Application deadline : October 18, 2010.