CFD Online Logo CFD Online URL
www.cfd-online.com
[Sponsors]
Home > Forums > Main CFD Forum

Where is the best place to do a PhD about LES?

Register Blogs Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old   September 26, 2015, 23:37
Default Where is the best place to do a PhD about LES?
  #1
New Member
 
Francis Lacombe
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 2
ffrancis55 is on a distinguished road
I'm thinking about doing a PhD in the field of LES simulation and for the moment, I really don't know which country or which university is better ?
ffrancis55 is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   September 27, 2015, 15:01
Default
  #2
Senior Member
 
Filippo Maria Denaro
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,372
Rep Power: 29
FMDenaro will become famous soon enoughFMDenaro will become famous soon enough
At present, apart from the well known US universities, some european universities are very good to do PhD in the LES field.
FMDenaro is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   September 27, 2015, 15:31
Default
  #3
New Member
 
Francis Lacombe
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 2
ffrancis55 is on a distinguished road
Do you have any example?

Last edited by ffrancis55; September 28, 2015 at 22:12.
ffrancis55 is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   September 30, 2015, 13:50
Default
  #4
Member
 
Kaya Onur Dag
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 82
Rep Power: 5
kaya is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by ffrancis55 View Post
I'm thinking about doing a PhD in the field of LES simulation and for the moment, I really don't know which country or which university is better ?
You can go to a place by thinking like is the best and end up with a supervisor who 'll have his hands on your shoulders all the time on a project which may happen to be useless in terms of knowledge transfer. You may also start facing the egoist side of research which, I guess, is more common in these 'top' universities since there probably are 'ego' magnetos for these clever-but-not-that-much people. I met some of these type in the field that you're interested.

Or you can find the most relaxed supervisor ever where you'd be free but you may not have interesting ideas that could lead you to learn much and you may also end up having the whole responsibly of some dummy project which, I believe, can easily be the most stressful thing ever

i ve seen both so it actually is a roulette and you really don't have many chips.

long story short, in my opinion, if someone says that university is better, its a lie. Its the project, supervisor and most importantly the phd candidate that matters. plus, in this internet world, having the knowledge around you can only save you time which I don't think is any better if you were unlucky.


ps. I myself a 2-year-phd candidate, so don't take me that serious.
kaya is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   September 30, 2015, 16:50
Default
  #5
New Member
 
Francis Lacombe
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 2
ffrancis55 is on a distinguished road
I completely understand your point and I would like to take this factor into account when the time will come to make a decision. But at the same time, the same logic apply in smaller universities, so I guess you are right when you say that the director and the project themselves are more important, but you'll only know if you have made the right choice after few months. So, yes I agree with you on that but if I don't know where to go... It's not better.

I've just started to read about it and for the moment, I think that there is some good groups at the university of Maryland and some other in France. If you know some other places it would be very appreciated.

I appreciate your answer. Thank you

Last edited by ffrancis55; October 2, 2015 at 08:42.
ffrancis55 is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply

Tags
doctorate, large eddy simulation.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Grid difference between wall modeled LES and wall resolved LES hityangsir Main CFD Forum 9 April 17, 2015 11:59
OpenFOAM LES capability questions siw OpenFOAM Running, Solving & CFD 3 January 6, 2015 09:50
Turbulence dampening due to magnetic field in LES and RAS eelcovv OpenFOAM 0 June 8, 2010 11:35
PhD in China (part 2) Rui Main CFD Forum 9 June 9, 2007 08:40
Some Questions about LES. Bin Li Main CFD Forum 2 February 20, 2004 10:58


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 14:01.