As part of the successful collaboration between the project partners, we are making arrangements for a series of educational secondments and work placements and also taking opportunities to enroll our PhD students on relevant summer schools.
Marcus Haywood-Alexander was a PhD student on the project initially and in July 2021 he started as a Research Associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield as part of a short-term placement. His role is to design, develop, build, manage and maintain the experimental system for measuring the physical twin as part of a new Digital Twins for High Value Engineering (DTHIVE) project. He is managing a team of peers to perform experiments, having created an experimental tracking system to record and keep track of all tests with relation to the database.
Starting in March 2020, two of the PhD students from the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Sheffield, Yi Wei and Tianyi Liu, will spend 3-months on a secondment at SGRE facilities in Brande, Denmark . Yi Wei will be spending time with the Electromechanical Design team supporting the development of insulation testing and obtaining experimental test data on multi-Megawatt generator components for his PhD. Tianyi will be embedded in the Generator Control team and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of real industrial control schemes and perform tests on turbines in the field.
From December 2018 to January 2019, Ximeng Wu went on secondment to the SGRE facilities in Keele to improve his familiarisation with full size wind power converter and control strategies, and the implementation of developed novel sensorless control strategies.
In August 2018, Luke Cowling attended a 3-week summer school in China on wind power, organised by Zhejiang University.
In November 2017 Jaime Maravi Nieto worked at the Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy facilities in Brande, Denmark, for three months to study the modelling, analyzing and testing of acoustic noise and vibration of wind power generators.