09/12/2019
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

PhD in Engineering - Efficient CFD methods for the simulation of wind turbines fluid-structure interaction - zEPHYR ESR4

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universidad Nacional del Litoral
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringMechanical engineering
    EngineeringSimulation engineering
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    17/02/2020 12:00 - America/Sao Paulo
  • LOCATION
    Argentina › Santa Fe
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/04/2020
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    UNL-2019-01
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    860101

A total of 15 PhD positions are available at 8 universities, 1 research centre and 4 industries, in the framework of the European Marie Curie European Training Network (ETN) zEPHYR. This project is focused on the development of performant wind farms by addressing simultaneously the individual performance of each turbine composing the wind farm, and the efficient harvesting of the local wind resources in on-shore and urban environments. The researchers recruited in zEPHYR will investigate emerging technologies through laboratory experiments, theoretical modelling and numerical simulations addressing the following aspects: mesoscale and microscale atmospheric boundary layer simulations, rotor aerodynamics, aeroacoustics and structural dynamics, atmospheric propagation and human factors, uncertainty quantification, sensitivity analysis and multi-physical optimization.

In that context, the Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL), Argentina, is offering an ESR position for a PhD project entitled

Efficient CFD methods for the simulation of WT fluid-structure interaction

This research project is addressed to the development of finite volume methods as well as innovative particle methods for the numerical analysis of WT fluid-structure interaction. Particle methods are known to be advantageous in convection dominated flows, and well adapted to simulate flows with moving boundaries. The objective is to accelerate the computations while preserving accuracy in order to enable optimization in design of wind turbines. Methods should be interacting with an existing code for wind turbine simulation including flexible blades, the machine, the mast, etc. Parallelisation will be made in an already developed MPI environment between UNL and Samtech for cosimulation.

The PhD will be mainly based at the Research Center for Computational Methods (CIMEC) from UNL, under supervision by Profs. Norberto Nigro and Alberto Cardona, and several secondments are foreseen at partner institutions of the zEPHYR network: at Siemens Gamesa (Denmark), at Samtech SA (Belgium) and at National Technical University of Athens (Greece).

The contract can start between the 1st of February 2019 and the 1st of August 2020.

The multidisciplinary topics addressed in zEPHYR are scientifically challenging and of high technological and economical relevance, promising interesting career perspectives in academic and multi-sectorial industrial environments. The zEPHYR partners do strictly adhere to the ethical standards of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers[1]. Female scientists are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants must satisfy some eligibility rules, in particular in terms of transnational mobility.[2] A strict equal opportunity, gender-neutral and internationally comparable recruitment procedure is implemented.

 

Benefits

You will work in an excellent multi-disciplinary and international environment.

You will be part of an international research consortium and will benefit from it.

We offer competitive salary (36 months contract) plus allowances included in the ITN package: Living, Mobility and Family Allowances (of which, taxes, social / pension contributions have to be paid). More information on the ITN financial support for researchers are presented in Table 1 of the Horizon2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 available under url: https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2018-2020/main/h2020-wp1820-msca_en.pdf

Eligibility criteria

The candidate at the time of recruitment has to be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of her/his research careers and has not been awarded a doctoral degree.

Full-Time Equivalent Research Experience is measured from the date when the researcher obtained the degree entitling him/her to embark on a doctorate (either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited or seconded), even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged.

Eligible candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Argentina for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account.

 

Selection process

The application shall include CV, motivation letter, 2 references and copy of Master Degree certificate or equivalent and grades.

Selected candidates will be invited for interview.

 

Additional comments

For informal inquiries about this position please contact: Prof. Alberto Cardona, acardona@unl.edu.ar (Subject: zEPHYR ESR4).

 

Send applications to:

 

Prof Alberto Cardona

CIMEC (UNL / CONICET)

Ref: Contract UNL-2019-01

Predio CONICET “Dr Alberto Cassano”

Colectora Ruta Nac 168 s/n – Paraje El Pozo

(3000) Santa Fe

Argentina

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringSimulation engineering
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

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

Skills/Qualifications

  1. MSc (or equivalent) in Mechanical (or Aerospace) Engineering, or Applied Mathematics, Physics provided that she/he has an adequate background in aerodynamics, fluid flow modeling and computational mechanics methods,
  2. Solid background in CFD method development,
  3. C/C++ programming skills,
  4. Willingness and ability to attend the regular network training events in the EU and planned secondments.

Specific Requirements

Knowledge in (one or more of) the following will be advantageous: 

  • programming and analysis in the OpenFOAM environment,
  • programming and analysis in Samcef/Mecano environment.
  • finite element and/or finite volume techniques,
  • wind turbine technologies.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
CIMEC - Universidad Nacional del Litoral
Argentina
Santa Fe
Santa Fe
3000
Colectora Ruta 168 s/n - Predio Conicet - Barrio El Pozo

EURAXESS offer ID: 471233

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