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Internship | Aerodynamics of large wind turbines

Geplaatst 24 mei. 2024
0 tot 1 jaar
Full-time / part-time
Soort opleiding
Nederlands (Vloeiend)

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Type dienstverband: Internship and graduation project Locatie: Petten Opleidingsniveau: Master Uren per week: Fulltime – 40

Internship | Aerodynamics of large wind turbines

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About this position

The assignment focusses on the aerodynamic optimization of very large wind turbines. Think of rotor diameters of 240 meter or even more which makes them the largest rotating machines in the world. One revolution of such gigantic machine delivers more electricity than the daily demand of an average household. At the same time social acceptance from on-shore wind turbines is hindered from noise concerns. The assignment may also include acoustic optimizations which make wind turbines more silent.

What will be your role?

You will work on the aerodynamics and acoustics of wind turbines. This can be done with in-house design codes from TNO or by means of measurements which TNO performs on full scale wind turbines or on model wind turbines in the wind tunnel. Your work will be carried out in the Wind Energy department of TNO with offices in Delft and Petten. Students are allowed to choose their preferred location as a base. You will be supervised by 1 or 2 wind energy experts.

What we expect from you

We are looking for MSc students in relevant areas, e.g. (Wind) Energy Technology, Aerospace Technology, Mechanical Engineering etc with the following characteristics:

  • Enthusiasm for research and technology development;
  • Interest in wind energy;
  • Technical knowledge of wind turbines, aerodynamics and/or acoustics;
  • Independent working attitude;
  • Good knowledge of the English language;
  • Available to work at least 32 hours for a period of 6 to 9 months.

What you'll get in return

You want to work on the precursor of your career; a work placement gives you an opportunity to take a good look at your prospective future employer. TNO goes a step further. It’s not just looking that interests us; you and your knowledge are essential to our innovation. That’s why we attach a great deal of value to your personal and professional development. You will, of course, be properly supervised during your work placement and be given the scope for you to get the best out of yourself. Naturally, we provide suitable work placement compensation.

TNO as an employer

At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932, we have been making knowledge and technology available for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity. We are driven to push boundaries. There is all the space and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who will challenge you: who inspire you and want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: impact makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to tomorrow’s world. Read more about TNO as an employer.At TNO we encourage an inclusive work environment, where you can be yourself. Whatever your story and whatever unique qualities you bring to the table. It is by combining our unique strengths and perspectives that we are able to develop innovations that make a real difference in society. Want to know more? Read what steps we are taking in the area of diversity and inclusion.

The selection process

After the first CV selection, the application process will be conducted by the concerning department. TNO will provide a suitable internship agreement. If you have any questions about this vacancy, you can contact the contact person mentioned below.Students must reside in the Netherlands before the start and also throughout the internship or graduation project at TNO.

Has this job opening sparked your interest?

Then we’d like to hear from you! Please contact us for more information about the job or the selection process. To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter using the ‘apply now’ button.

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