Centrale Nantes has a new postdoctoral position available within the framework of two funded projects: EU (H2020) FLOATECH and French (ANR) CREATIF. Both those collaborative projects aim at increasing the technical maturity and the cost competitiveness of floating offshore wind energy. Among the different objectives, a numerical tool will be developed to predict in real-time the wave field from a set of measurements. Within this project, Centrale Nantes is seeking a person to work on the enhancement of the numerical efficiency of a recently developed wave prediction algorithm . The procedure relies on i) the spatio-temporal optical measurement of the free surface (using LIDAR pointing toward incoming waves), ii) a data-assimilation procedure and iii) the wave propagation up to the location of the floating wind turbine. With the final objective of using this algorithm in operating conditions on real wind turbines, it needs to operate faster than physical time (allowing control strategies of wind turbine for instance).
Description du poste
The postdoctoral researcher will work on the development of a numerical tool to predict in real-time the wave field from a set of measurements. The final objective is to use the algorithm in operating conditions on floating offshore wind turbines. To this end, it needs to operate faster than physical time (allowing control strategies of wind turbines for instance). This position is available within the framework of two funded projects: EU (H2020) FLOATECH and French (ANR) CREATIF. Candidates with experience in scientific computing/numerical analysis and interest in ocean engineering are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics or relevant field of engineering such as Fluid Dynamics, Inverse Problems, Signal Processing, etc. as well as strong quantitative and writing skills. The initial appointment is for 18 months, with the possibility of renewal.