Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (08/03/2014 03.01)

CFD models for the Energy-harvesting by fluid-structure interaction

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State-of-the art CFD codes have to be used to investigate aeroelastic devices to be exploited to harvest energy from the wind field. In the presence of wind, our device undergoes a flutter instability in the transverse direction similarly to a pitch-and-plunge motion. Recent results obtained by our team show that for a prototype having a size of orders of centimeters the extracted power was of the order of several mW . No efforts to optimize the system have been done yet. The investigation of this issue is the main concern of the present project. To be more specific, the candidate will work on CFD approaches for i) aeroelastic optimization and ii) different harvesting strategies. Competences in aeroelasticity and CFD codes are thus required.

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Research Fields

Environmental science

Eligibility criteria

Knowledge of Italian language. Qualification to participate to the selection specified in the notice for each research program. To apply for research grants fill out the forms available at the following address: Applications and CVs sent by e-mail are not accepted

Selection process

evaluation of titles presented and interview on the subjects specified by the notice

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year23076
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Università degli Studi di Genova

Public research
Genova - Italy