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Wind tunnel project engineer
The Department of the Built Environment provides a multi-faceted scientific education within the area of the Built Environment. Graduates from the Department …
- de Rondom, Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 38 uur
The Department of the Built Environment provides a multi-faceted scientific education within the area of the Built Environment. Graduates from the Department are recruited into the professional fields of architecture, urbanism, building physics, urban physics, building services, structural design, real estate and management and building technology. The Department is also a research institute, where excellent research in many relevant areas of the Built Environment is performed. More information can be found here: https://www.tue.nl/en/university/departments/built-environment/
The new atmospheric boundary layer wind tunnel (ABLWT) will be used for two main categories of research and testing. Wind flow around large, surface-mounted obstacles such as buildings and other constructions can be analyzed in view of their effect on their environment, and vice versa. Examples are hospitals, potentially negatively affected by traffic-induced air pollution in their vicinity that enters through the hospital ventilation system. The ABLWT has a test section of 27 m length and a cross-section of 3 m by 2 m. It is equipped with the newest measurement techniques for analysis of wind flow, turbulence, forces, pollutant concentrations, etc.
The ABLWT will also be used for aerodynamic analysis of moving objects such as ships and other floating structures, but also cyclists, skaters, cars and motorvehicles. For large objects such as cars and motorvehicles, the wind tunnel can be operated in open test section to accommodate these objects. The ABLWT is also specially equipped for sports aerodynamics. In view of cycling aerodynamics, the wind tunnel will allow the simultaneous measurement of the aerodynamic resistance of 9 cyclists in a team time trial.
Worldwide, only a few experimental facilities can match the features of the new ABLWT. The combination of the two large wind tunnels present on the TU/e campus is probably unique worldwide. A dedicated team of experts performs experiments for research groups at the TU/e and for external commercial parties. The advertisement movie of the wind tunnel can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEDn_IUJQfs
You will work in a dynamic international and multidisciplinary team of scientists and scientists. Together with this team, you will contribute to the establishment of this wind tunnel as a top class research facility.
As project engineer in the ABLWT, your tasks will include - among others:
We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic, motivated and independent candidate that satisfies the following requirements:
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You can submit your motivation letter and CV by using the "apply now" or "solliciteer direct" button on the TU/e website. A maximum of 5 documents (max. 2 MB each) can be upload. Don't send us your application and documents by email.