Tidal Turbines

Institute of Energy Systems (IES) PhD student Gabriele Pisetta has won the College of Science and Engineering's heat to qualify for the final of the University's 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. Gabriele's winning presentation showcased his work on morphing blades for tidal turbines. The 3MT competition requires doctoral researchers to compete to deliver the best research presentation in just 3 minutes (and one slide). 

Gabriele Pisetta, Institute of Energy Systems (IES) PhD student, who will go forward to compete in the final of the University's 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate to undertake a research project on wave-current-turbulence-induced fatigue and dynamic loading on tidal turbines. The post-holder will work with Dr Venki Venugopal and Prof Alistair Borthwick in the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, and Prof Nigel Barltrop at Strathclyde University. The position is to commence in May 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter, and is full time and fixed-term for 12 months.

This recruitment is for the EPSRC funded FlowTurb consortium and the project will investigate the combined effect of tidal currents, gravity waves, and ambient flow turbulence on the dynamic response of tidal energy converters. A high quality database of field and laboratory measurements involving wave and tidal current interactions has already been established through other work packages within FloWTurb consortium. In addition controlled experiments have also been carried out at Edinburgh University’s FloWave facility and the hydrodynamic loads on the rotor of a scale model tidal current turbine and its foundation structure have been measured. The post-holder will use these data to characterise wave-current-turbulence interactions, and to determine the fatigue loading on the turbine’s rotor and foundation.

You should have (or be due to submit soon) a PhD, or have equivalent experience, in Marine Energy (Wave/Tide/Offshore wind)/Energy Engineering or a related subject. You must have relevant expertise in wave-current dynamics and an excellent knowledge and understanding on hydrodynamic and fatigue loading. Relevant industrial engagement/experience is also desirable.

Informal enquiries to: Dr Venki Venugopal, telephone: +44 (0)131 650 5652, email: V.Venugopal@ed.ac.uk

Salary: £32,548 - £38,833 per annum

Closing Date: Wednesday 25 April 2018 at 5pm (GMT)

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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