The Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering, Trinity College Dublin, invites applications for a PhD Researcher to join the department. This PhD project will focus on developing new soil-structure interaction models for offshore wind turbines.
Offshore wind turbines are the largest rotating machines on Earth and are dynamically sensitive structures. These structures must operate in harsh environments subjected to dynamic wind and wave loading. Understanding the dynamic soil-structure interaction of offshore wind turbines and in particular the contribution of soil damping to their behaviour is critical.
The successful candidate will join a vibrant research group at Trinity College Dublin, working at the cutting edge of wind energy research. The group is a multidisciplinary team with experience and expertise in the fields of structural engineering, dynamical systems modelling, geotechnical engineering and wind energy.
The position provides a stipend and covers full-time tuition fee cost for three years. The position commences on 1st March 2020.
This project will suit candidates interested in structural dynamics, soil-structure interaction and mathematical modelling. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must possess a 1st class degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject in Engineering/Science. Where applicants have an MSc degree, a distinction is required. Analytical skills and proficiency in computer coding is desirable. Applicants with experience of software such as MATLAB and Python are encouraged to apply.
How to apply:
Please send a brief cover letter and a copy of your CV with your up-to-date relevant experience by email to Dr Breiffni Fitzgerald ([email protected]). Applicants are requested to provide the names of two academic referees.