High Voltage Cable Rating Calculations and Modelling for Commercial Software

Location: Fishburners, Wynard Green Sydney CBD, NSW

Duration: 5 months

Proposed start date: ASAP

Keywords: Electrical Power Engineering; Research; Software Modelling; Matlab; Software Development

Please note: Due to funding requirements, students must have Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency to apply. Any applicants not meeting this requirement will be ineligible for this project.

Project Background

Electrotechnik develops commercial desktop and web-based applications for performing electrical power engineering calculations in accordance with Standards, electrical principles and industry best practices for a world-wide market. Their software product for performing high voltage cable rating calculations requires technically-demanding improvements to make it world-leading and to meet the demands of existing customers and attract new customers.They are seeking a a PhD candidate with expertise in electrical power engineering will help to them to achieve this.

Research to be Conducted

1. Researching the latest international standards, literature and publications on how to solve and perform the calculations
2. Research, design, document and implement a series of software models for performing the calculations
3. Conduct validation tests of the results

Skills Required

We are seeking a PhD with the following skills:

  • Knowledge of Electrical Power Engineering principles
  • Research, calculations and software modelling (e.g. Matlab)
  • Software development principles knowledge
  • Good writing ability

Expected Outcomes

  • The outcomes for the project are as follows:
    Working and validated software models which are standalone in view of integrating into the existing commercial software package
  •  If the project objectives are met then the results will be directly implemented to the commercial software and issued to clients

Additional Details

The intern will receive $3,000 per month of the internship, usually in the form of stipend payments.
It is expected that the intern will primarily undertake this research project during regular business hours, spending at least 80% of their time on-site with the industry partner. The intern will be expected to maintain contact with their academic mentor throughout the internship either through face-to-face or phone meetings as appropriate.
The intern and their academic mentor will have the opportunity to negotiate the project’s scope, milestones and timeline during the project planning stage.

  • To participate in the APR.Intern program, all applicants must satisfy the following criteria:
    Be a PhD student currently enrolled at an Australian university
  • PhD candidature must be confirmed
  • Applicants must have the written approval of their Principal Supervisor to undertake the internship. This approval must be submitted at the time of application.
  • Internships are also subject to any requirements stipulated by the student’s and the academic mentor’s university
Applications Close

 22 July 2018


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