About the Project
According to the UK government, offshore wind is intended to deliver 30GW of by 2030 (1). As our society becomes ever-more dependent on wind power, it is increasingly important to gain a deeper understanding and more accurate predictability of our wind power availability to guarantee a greener future. You will focus on the characterisation of wind turbines performance and wakes interaction in different atmospheric conditions through a series of wind tunnel experiments in the EnFlo facility at Surrey.
Marco Placidi talks about this project on YouTube: https://youtu.be/UbD7P3kwHFA
Specialised MSc modules on various aspects of atmospheric fluid mechanics are available at both the Universities of Surrey and Reading. The student will also be encouraged to take part in the Summer School in “Fluid Dynamics of Sustainability and the Environment” offered by the University of Cambridge (UK) and “Introduction to Measurement Techniques” Lecture Series at VKI (Belgium).
Applicants should hold or expect to gain a minimum of a 2:1 Bachelor Degree, Masters Degree with Merit, or equivalent in a relevant engineering field (aeronautics, environmental, civil, mechanical) or physical/environmental science (physics, meteorology), with excellent communications skills. Previous experience with experimental work would be beneficial.
To apply, please follow the instructions at https://research.reading.ac.uk/scenario/apply/
Due to UKRI rules, the DTP can only fund a very limited number of international students. We will only consider applications from international students with an outstanding academic background placing them in the top 10% of their cohort.
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