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Job Record #16409
TitleEfficient CFD methods for wind turbines simulation
CategoryContract Work
EmployerCIMEC - Universidad Nacional del Litoral
LocationArgentina, Santa Fe, Santa Fe
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateMonday, February 17, 2020

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 

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 April 2020 and the 1st of August 2020. 
Application deadline: 17 February 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 . Female 
scientists are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants must satisfy some 
eligibility rules, in particular in terms of transnational mobility.  A strict 
equal opportunity, gender-neutral and internationally comparable recruitment 
procedure is implemented. Applications are to be made through the EURAXESS web 

The EURAXESS offer ID corresponding to this position is: 471233.


Contact Information:
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NameAlberto Cardona
Email ApplicationYes
Phone+54 342 4511594
Fax+54 342 4511169
AddressProf Alberto Cardona
Ref: Contract UNL-2019-01
Predio CONICET “Dr Alberto Cassano”
Colectora Ruta Nac 168 s/n – Paraje El Pozo
(3000) Santa Fe
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