Type dienstverband:
Internship and graduation project
Uren per week:
Fulltime – 40

Internship | New Generation Wind Farm Flow Models

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About this position

The assignment will focus on the development of a flow field prediction model capable of bridging the complexity of high-fidelity Computer Fluid Dynamics (CFD) models and engineering models at wind farm level. The approach will be defined based on literature research on existing methods such as Reduced Order Model (ROM) or Neural Networks (NN) or a hybrid combination of the two (physics-based & data-driven). The model will leverage the information gathered by pre-run CFD simulations of the wind flow in a wind farm. The resulting model will be compared against existing models (CFD, Engineering) to assess the performance against the state-of-the-art.

What will be your role?

In this project, you will both develop knowledge of hybrid data-driven and physics-based modeling methodologies for flow field prediction as well as produce a functioning (python, or similar) implementation.
Your work will be carried out in our Wind Energy department. This department houses approximately 60 experts with in-depth knowledge of wind energy technology.
You will be working from the Delft offices located on TU Delft campus, as well as in the Petten office, supervised by 2 to 3 Wind Energy Experts.

What we expect from you

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

  • Enthusiasm for research and technology development.
  • Interest in wind energy.
  • Technical knowledge of numerical implementation or willingness to learn.
  • Coding experience in Python or similar languages.
  • Knowledge in either data science (Tensorflow, Scikit-learn, or similar) or in Reduced Order Modeling (ROM).
  • Background in Fluid Mechanics is a plus.
  • Good knowledge of the English language.
  • Available to work at least 32 hours for a period of 4 to 6 month

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.

For this internship vacancy it is required that the AIVD issues a security clearance (VGB) after conducting a security screening. Take into account that this process may take about 8 weeks. If you have been abroad for more than 6 consecutive months, or if you do not have the Dutch nationality, it may take longer. Read more about security screening on the AIVD website.

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.