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Ph.D. in Numerical Modeling and Simulation for Wind Energy Applications

University of Calgary
01/06/2019

Job Information

Organisation/Company
University of Calgary
Department
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering - Computational Fluid & Structural Mechanics Group
Research Field
Engineering » Mechanical engineering
Engineering » Aerospace engineering
Engineering » Maritime engineering
Engineering » Simulation engineering
Engineering » Industrial engineering
Engineering » Nuclear engineering
Engineering » Thermal engineering
Engineering » Other
Physics » Mathematical physics
Mathematics » Computational mathematics
Mathematics » Applied mathematics
Computer science » Modelling tools
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country
Canada
Application Deadline
Type of Contract
Permanent
Job Status
Full-time
Hours Per Week
40
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
No

Offer Description

The Computational Fluid & Structural Mechanics group (CFSMgroup) https://www.cfsmgroup.com/ at the University of Calgary has an open fully-funded Ph.D. position in Numerical Modeling and Simulation for Wind Energy Applications.

The project focuses on developing advanced numerical tools for wind farm modeling in complex environmental terrains and atmospheric flows. During this process, fundamental questions related to wake-structure interaction, wake mitigation strategies and wake control, effect of the atmospheric stability, will be explored. The project the application of the ROM and physics-informed NN will be also explored. Student will be working with the in-house code for multi-fidelity simulations of wind turbines.

The main responsibilities will be to:

  • couple different modules of the code to perform simulation of the wind turbines in complex terrain interacting with stratified flows 
  • verification and validation of the coupled code
  • couple existing in-house code with weather models (e.g. WRF)
  • perform simulation on HPC clusters
  • pre- and post-processing of the results

The potential candidates should have:

  • a strong background in numerical methods and fluid mechanics
  • familiarity with Linux
  • experience in developing numerical models, codes, and computation algorithms
  • experience with CFD using FEM and/or FVM
  • strong hands-on experience with computing in one of the programming languages (e.g. Fortran, C/C++, Python, or other languages)
  • familiarity with at least one mesh generation tool (Gmsh, ANSA, Pointwise, or other)
  • strong interest and self-motivation to perform cutting-edge research and conquer challenges in real-world engineering and to publish high-impact papers. 

Experience with parallel computing (MPI, CUDA) is beneficial.

Position is available no later than September 2023 ((the actual start date can be negotiated)). Please send to Prof. Artem Korobenko (artem.korobenko@ucalgary.ca)

  • up-to-date CV
  • unofficial transcripts
  • unofficial English language test results (if applicable)
  • one-page cover letter.  In your cover letter, please include projects you worked on and a short proposal (few paragraphs) for the potential research topic (around wind turbine modeling) that you would like to work on during your program at the University of Calgary.

Please ensure you submit all required documents. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for online-interview.

Requirements

Languages
ENGLISH
Level
Excellent

Additional Information

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available
2
Company/Institute
University of Calgary
Country
Canada
State/Province
AB
City
Calgary
Postal Code
T2L1Y6
Street
40 Research Place NW
Geofield

Where to apply

E-mail
artem.korobenko@ucalgary.ca

Contact

State/Province
AB
City
Calgary
Street
40 Research Place NW
Postal Code
T2L1Y6
E-Mail
artem.korobenko@ucalgary.ca