[Wrf-users] PhD scholarship in Forecasting Wind Turbine Icing Conditions

Andrea Hahmann ahah at risoe.dtu.dk
Fri Oct 29 06:44:22 MDT 2010

The Wind Energy Division at Risø DTU, Technical University of Denmark, is
seeking a PhD student to develop and verify forecasting techniques of wind
turbine icing conditions. 

Wind farms located in cold climates may experience significant time or
frequency of icing events.  These events result in reduced energy production
and other undesirable side effects, such as ice throw, increased noise,
fatigue loading and special operation and maintenance, that need to be
considered when siting and operating a wind farm in a cold climate. 

The successful candidate will work on forecasting the occurrence of icing
conditions and their duration from the output of weather forecast models and
validate the results against observations. The work involves both finding
the most appropriate parameterizations and model setup and the development
of a physical/statistical model to convert the forecasted model parameters
to icing conditions. The wind turbine blade aerodynamics and material must
also be considered when quantifying the effects of icing.

The PhD project is part of the four-year Nordic R&D project IceWind
<http://www.toppforskningsinitiativet.org/en?set_language=en/> with thirteen
partners from all five Nordic countries. The project will be carried out in
close cooperation with Vestas, and it is foreseen that the work will be done
partially at Risø DTU and partially at Vestas Technology R&D centre in

The daily language of work is English.

Please do not submit application materials directly to me.  Only
applications submitted through the web system at Risø-DTU will be
More details on qualifications and instructions on how to apply for the
position are at 


Andrea N. Hahmann
Senior Scientist
Wind Energy Division
Risø DTU

Technical University of Denmark
Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy
Frederikborgvej 399, P.O. Box 49
4000 Roskilde, Denmark

Direct +45 4677 5471
Mobil: +45 2133 0550
ahah at risoe.dtu.dk 

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