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Job Record #15464
TitlePost-doctoral Research Associate in Wave Breaking Simulation
CategoryPostDoc Position
EmployerManchester Metropolitan University
LocationUnited Kingdom, Manchester
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateFriday, December 14, 2018

The School of Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technology is a large and 
successful unit in MMU’s Faculty of Science and Engineering. It is committed 
to achieving high quality teaching, research and enterprise. The School has 
a long track record of securing grants from research councils, EU and 
government backed bodies like Innovate UK, and made a significant 
contribution to the University's REF2014 submission. The School works 
closely with employers, particularly in the region’s vibrant digital sector, 
on funded projects.

The Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Flow Analysis (CMMFA) within the 
School of Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technology has a long history 
of developing advanced computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques for 
applications in both aerospace and coastal/ocean engineering. Our recent and 
on-going projects, mainly funded by the EPSRC with the support from relevant 
industry, are primarily concerned with the following applications:
•	Evaluation of marine renewable technology (wave and offshore wind) 
through the development of computational fluid dynamics methods and tools;
•	Prediction of wave impact loads on coastal and marine structures 
(coastal defences, marine vessels, oil/gas platforms, etc.).
The CMMFA has a well-equipped computer lab with dedicated desktop 
workstations and CPU/GPU clusters. 

A Postdoctoral Research Associate is required to undertake research of the 
EPSRC project:  ‘High-Fidelity Simulation of Air Entrainment in Breaking 
Wave Impacts’.  This is a collaborative research among the leading experts 
from Manchester Metropolitan University, Royal HaskoningDHV, UK ORE Supergen 
Hub and DHI.  The PDRA will have an excellent opportunity to work together 
with the experts and make significant contribution to this exciting research 

More specifically, the post-holder will be responsible for the re-
engineering and further development of an in-house compressible multiphase 
hydro-code in the framework of OpenFoam for detailed modelling air 
entrainment in wave breaking events.  The developed code will be validated 
and applied to calculate various scenarios for violent wave breaking at 
coastal and offshore structures by utilising modern high performance 
homogeneous and heterogeneous computing systems. 

Ideal Candidate:
The candidate should have a PhD degree in Marine/Aerospace Engineering, 
Fluid Mechanics, Applied Mathematics or a closely related area.  He/she 
should have significant research experience in the field of Computational 
Fluid Dynamics (CFD) with specialist knowledge in compressible multiphase 
flow and breaking wave modelling.  In addition, he/she should have good 
experience in writing CFD codes and is able to develop new or improve 
existing CFD codes using high-level programming languages (e.g. FORTRAN, 
C++, CUDA, OpenCL). Experience in developing full-speed multiphase flow code 
will be an advantage. Having knowledge and skills in software development 
and version control are desirable and advantageous.   Good interpersonal 
skills appropriate to collaborations, both internally and externally, are 
also important. Informal enquiries are welcome by contacting Dr Zhihua Ma at

Contact Information:
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NameZhihua Ma
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