Modern wind turbines are experiencing rapid growth in both physical size and rated capacity. Wind turbine requires a reliable and efficient pitch angle controller to regulate its power output and to damp the flexible mode due to the usage of lighter construction material for larger wind turbine. This project will design an improved pitch angle controller for wind turbines based on a pdf plasma controller to maximise energy conversion efficiency and minimise mechanical load of the drive train. You are expected to carry out controller design, simulation verification and the implementation of the developed controller based on the current available plasma controller hardware. The PhD candidate should have at least a 2.1 B.Eng degree in Electrical Engineering.
- Gencoa Ltd. (136)
- University of Liverpool
Centre for Global Eco-Innovation
This PhD is one of 50 industry-led funded PhD projects from the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation. The centre brings together the expertise, resources and global contacts of Lancaster University and the University of Liverpool, together with international commercialisation consultancy Inventya Ltd. The aim of the centre is to form collaborative R&D partnerships to enable and drive innovation in businesses, supporting the development of new products, processes and services for the global marketplace that have positive environmental benefits.
By joining the centre you will receive £16,000 per year as a centre graduate, have your postgraduate tuition fees paid for by your partner business (worth £12,000) and finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas. The Centre for Global Eco-innovation is the only centre of its kind in Europe and is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund.
This research project has funding attached. Applications for this project are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full department and project details for further information.
To apply for this opportunity please email firstname.lastname@example.org with:
- A completed Application Criteria document (.doc file)
- 2 page CV
- 2 page expression of interest
- Reference number: 136
- 6th August 2012
- Expected to be held by 20th August