Postdoc in Computational Modelling of Life Extension and Maintenance of Composite Blades of Wind Turbines

Updated: over 1 year ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 15 Feb 2023

Your overall focus will be to develop and validate computational models of repair of composite wind turbine blades, for the evaluation of post-repair lifetime, optimizing the repair and curing conditions. You will work with nearby colleagues, and with both academic and industrial partners in Denmark as well as abroad. Your primary tasks will be to: 

  • development of computational models of repair of wind turbine blades, using thermal and light radiation curing,
  • evaluation of overall and post-repair life time of wind turbine blades, using finite element software Abaqus and Python programming language.
  • analysis of the influence and materials defects on the lifetime and exploitation of wind turbine blades. 


You are expected to have a PhD degree in Materials Science, Applied Mechanics, Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering or related disciplines, and have an experience or good knowledge of Mechanics of Materials, Computational Micromechanics, Finite Element Simulations (ABAQUS) as well as programming in a higher-level language (Python, including Numpy package). Demonstrated experience in preparing scientific publications in high level international journals is expected.

Knowledge and experience in the modelling of structural evolution of materials will be advantageous. 

We offer

DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. 

Salary and terms of employment

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. 

The period of employment is 2 years. Starting date is May 1, 2023 (or according to mutual agreement). The position is a full-time position. 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here . 

Further information

Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Leon Mishnaevsky Jr., [email protected]  

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark . 

Application procedure

Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 15 February 2023 (Danish time). 

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