The objective of wind turbine arrays design is ultimately to minimize the levelized cost of electricity over its lifespan. The objective of this project is: (i) to derive a fundamental understanding of the fluid dynamical constraints on the scale of the array that limits its performance, (ii) to translate this understanding into a technology that relaxes or modifies the fluid dynamical constraints, (iii) to determine experimentally and rationalize theoretically the fundamental performance characteristics underlying any proposed technology, (iv) to estimate the improvement to the levelized cost of electricity resulting from the proposed technology.
Applicants should have (or expect to obtain by the start date) at least a good 2.1 degree in an Engineering or related subject. The ideal candidate should have a sound understanding of fluid dynamics, partial differential equations and topics surrounding renewable power.
EPSRC DTP studentships are fully-funded (fees and maintenance) for students eligible for Home Fees. Overseas students may be considered for a small number of awards at the Home Fees rate. Further details about eligibility and funding can be found at: https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/fees https://www.cambridgetrust.org/scholarships/
Any preliminary inquiries can be sent to Shreyas Mandre (email@example.com) with a CV, an expression of interest and any request for further details.
Formal applications should be submitted via the University of Cambridge Applicant Portal www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/egegpdpeg, with Shreyas Mandre identified as the potential supervisor.
The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.