Job description

ESR 2: Assessing the measurements of offshore wind conditions using LiDAR on floating platforms for resource assessment and power curve verification
Work-package: 4 – Wind Resource Assessment in Deep Waters

Host: University of Stuttgart (USTUTT)
Country: Germany
Supervisors: Prof. Po Wen Cheng and Oliver Bischoff
Duration: 36 months

Research programme:
1. General study of advantages and disadvantages of different possibilities to measure wind conditions offshore with floating structures
2. Analytical comparison of different methods to measure wind conditions with a LiDAR from different floating platforms and positions (e.g. floating LiDAR, nacelle-based, transition piece based, floater based) for wind resource assessment and power curve determination
3. Development of new and extension of existing simulation environments for LiDAR measurements on floating structures performing wind field reconstruction
4. Verification of the simulation environment with real measurement data
5. Assessment of the uncertainties of LiDAR measurements on different floating structures

Planned secondments: Fraunhofer IWES (3 months) and IDEOL (3 months)

How to apply

Please send your electronic application in English or German including a motivation letter, CV, transcript of grades, job references, and an electronic copy of your MSc thesis to:
Sabine Mitchell
Stuttgarter Lehrstuhl für Windenergie am Institut für Flugzeugbau
Allmandring 5B, 70569 Stuttgart
Phone: +49 711 685-68253
E-Mail: mitchell@ifb.uni-stuttgart.de
Review of applications will begin immediately. The deadline for this application is the 31/05/2020