As a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree candidate assigned to the topic of Atmospheric Turbulence Characterization within the Mechanical, Tower and Loads group at Nordex, you will work to enhance existing methods for meteorological measurement, long-term predictions, and impacts to wind farm load modelling of atmospheric turbulence.
This work has the potential to make a high impact to the cost of energy (CoE) of future wind farms and significantly enhance the competitiveness of Nordex products.
Atmospheric turbulence is a key driver of wind turbine fatigue loads and increased understanding in this area has a high potential value.
The research topic is expected to support a bachelor’s or master’s thesis and provide an opportunity to generate original contributions, which includes the following tasks :
Analyze meteorological observation data, perform quality control and apply corrections
Improve understanding of turbulence characterization and sources of measurement and modelling error
Apply statistics and physical principles to characterize the performance of existing methods
Synthesize and test temporal and spatial extrapolation methods for atmospheric turbulence
Recommend and support implementation of improvements to existing methods using Python and R
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