PhD scholarship in wind turbine dynamics in Denmark

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DTU Wind Energy at the Technical University of Denmark has a vacancy in the “Loads and Control Section” at DTU Risø Campus.
The section focuses on modeling and analysis of loads and dynamics, aero-elastic stability, and control of wind turbines and implements the research in cooperation with industry, in software tools and in courses. The research includes aero-hydro-servo-elastic modeling, analysis and optimization of wind turbine response and loads under real operational conditions for different wind turbine concepts.
Responsibilities and tasks
Besides the formal responsibilities for PhD students at DTU as described in the DTU PhD Guide, your tasks will be to manage and conduct the research of the PhD project entitled “Wind Turbine Dynamics – nonlinearities and model requirements” in collaboration with the supervisor and other colleagues from the department. Examples of research questions posed in the project are: How nonlinear is the dynamic response of wind turbines? Can the turbine response simulated with high-fidelity models be mapped onto a set of linear modes? Which methods and theories can be used to extend such mapping onto a slightly nonlinear formulation? How can the answers to these fundamental questions be utilized in the design analysis and validation of wind turbines? In-house codes for simulating turbine responses and computation of turbine modes are available and your task will be to combine their results to answer these questions through new methodologies that are also developed in the project.
Candidates should have a master’s degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering.
Approval and Enrolment
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.
Applicants that have competences and experiences within wind turbine dynamics from their master studies or professional work and/or have strong skills within linear and nonlinear vibration modelling and analysis of mechanical systems will be preferred. Experiences within aeroelasticity and aerodynamics are also recommended. The applicants will be evaluated by an internal assessment committee consisting of the Head of Section Kenneth Thomsen, the supervisor Professor Morten Hartvig Hansen and a representative from the department.
We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, public-sector consultancy and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.
Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.
The place of work is DTU Risø Campus close to Roskilde.
Further information
Further information may be obtained from

Professor Morten Hartvig Hansen,

tel.: +45 4677 5971,
You can read more about DTU Wind Energy on
Please do not send applications to this e-mail address, instead apply online as described below.
Please submit your online application no later than June 12, 2016. Apply online at
Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online,” fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (an official translation into English)
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
The Department of Wind Energy is one of the world’s largest centres of wind energy research and knowledge, with a staff of more than 240 people from 37 countries working in research, innovation, research-based consulting and education. DTU Wind Energy has approximately 40 PhD students. The department’s cross-disciplinary research is organized through strategic research programmes that collaborate with Danish and international universities, research institutions and organizations, as well as the national and global wind industry.
DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and public service. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,300 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

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