The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado, is the nation’s primary laboratory for research and development of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. NREL is leading several projects on high-fidelity computational modeling of wind turbines and plants. There is an immediate opening in the National Wind Technology Center for a post-doctoral researcher in overset methods for wind farm CFD simulations. The post-doctoral researcher will work in a large multi-lab, multi-disciplinary team in developing overset methods for high-fidelity time-domain simulations of wind farms.
The Postdoctoral Researcher will work with senior NREL researchers in developing overset methods for high-fidelity time-domain simulations of wind farms. The researcher will be part of a large multi-lab team that has funding through the DOE Office of Science/NNSA ExaWind Exascale Computing Project and the DOE Wind Energy Technologies Office Atmosphere to electrons project. Primary duties will be in establishing existing overset methods, and developing new methods, where simulations are performed with the open-source Nalu-Wind computational fluid dynamics code and the OpenFAST turbine simulation code. Nalu-Wind is an unstructured-grid incompressible-flow (low-Mach number) code.