Marie Curie ESR in the MAREWINT project - Simulation and experimental validation of drive train loads for offshore specific conditions
Guaranteeing a robust and reliable off-shore wind turbine (OWT) drive train design under increasingly demanding conditions both with regard to increasing power output and cost constraints requires expert insights into the dynamic loading of the drive train. A numerical model will be used to investigate the dynamic loading at the drive train interfaces under all relevant representative wind turbine offshore loading conditions. For an OWT wind loading, structural flexibility, drive train behaviour and the generator excitation caused by electricity grid related events should be accurately captured in the defined multibody model. An assessment will be made of the implications of the offshore environment on the dynamic loading of the wind turbine drive train Furthermore, a resonance and excitation analysis is performed on the full wind turbine model to assess the ability of the offshore conditions to excite resonances harmful for the drive train.
Nr of positions available : 1
Engineering - Mechanical engineering
Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
First Stage Researcher (R1)
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