21/11/2019
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

zEPHYR - PhD position in Acoustics of urban wind turbines

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Siemens Industry Software-NV
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringSimulation engineering
    PhysicsAcoustics
    PhysicsComputational physics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/03/2020 14:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Belgium › Leuven
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    39
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    02/01/2020
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    860101

The objective of this research project is to study and develop innovative numerical methods in order to predict the noise radiated from wind turbines located in complex urban environments. The near-field prediction of the wind turbine noise will be carried out using low-order semi-analytical models and finite-element solvers developed at SISW. The propagation of sound waves in urban environments, over large distances, including meteorological, turbulence and topography effects, will be assessed using CSTB outdoor propagation models and auralization techniques. This project will aim at designing a complete workflow, starting from the wind turbine and meteorological inputs, to the far field audio rendering in a complex urban environment. If successful, the proposed strategies will be further developed into a research prototype within the commercial software Siemens Simcenter 3D. 

The PhD will be mainly based at SISW for 18 months and at CSTB for 18 months, under supervision of Dr. Le Bras and Dr. Maillard. The PhD applicant will be registered at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, under the supervision of Prof. Leandro De Santana. Several secondments are foreseen at the partner institutions of the zEPHYR network: at the University of Twente, Siemens Gamesa (Denmark), the von Karman Institute (Belgium) and the Wageningen University (the Netherlands).

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must satisfy the eligibility rules stipulated by the Horizon 2020 Guidelines of the European Commission. In particular, they must not have performed their main activity in Belgium for more than 12 months of the 36 months preceding the position. Early-Stage Researchers must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers, starting at the date of obtaining the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate.

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

A suitable background is a Master of Science degree in engineering physics or mechanical engineering, or a 4-year B.Sc. degree from an engineering school in the USA. The position requires excellent oral and written communication skills in English. At least an experience in Acoustics, Fluid Dynamics or Applied Mathematics is a requirement, and good programming skills are considered especially meriting. 

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Siemens Industry Software-NV
Belgium
Leuven
3001
Interleuvenlaan 68

EURAXESS offer ID: 465480

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