Description du poste

We have a vacancy for a 2-year research position as postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering on Structural design and optimization of a novel wind turbine concept.

This position will be part of the international EU Horizon 2020 project XROTOR: X-shaped radical offshore wind turbine for overall cost of energy reduction, a 3-year project coordinated by the University of Strathclyde with a budget of nearly 4 mEUR. The aim of the project is to develop a highly innovative hybrid between a horizontal-axis (primary rotor) and vertical-axis (secondary rotor) wind turbine, to determine its performance and levelized cost of energy, and to ratify the concept work with a OEM (wind turbine manufacturer).

NTNU is responsible for WP4 on the design of the mechanical structure and analysis of the XROTOR concept. As part of the design team in WP4 you will contribute with your experience and original research to improve the design assumptions and the optimization methodology, to develop a close to optimal structural design, and to assure the overall quality of the contributions from NTNU. This includes co-supervising and collaborating with a PhD candidate working on the same project at NTNU, and coordinating with the international project partners.

Duties of the position

To perform original research on structural design optimization of wind turbines
To publish scientific results in international peer-reviewed journals
To help implement relevant load models and a suitable optimization methodology
To help determine a relevant design basis and an optimal structural design for the novel XROTOR concept
To supervise the activities of a PhD candidate in defining an optimal structural design
To ensure high quality project contributions from NTNU according to the state of the art and international guidelines
To meet and coordinate with international project partners
To contribute to documentation, project reports and deliverables


Modalités de candidature

The starting date of the position should preferably be between 01.02.2021 to 01.08.2021.

You will report directly to the project manager at NTNU.