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Job Record #15483
TitleParticle transport in fluid flow under the effect of vibrations
CategoryPhD Studentship
EmployerUniversity of Strathclyde
LocationUnited Kingdom, Glasgow
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure Date* None *
Title: Particle transport in fluid flow under the effect of vibrations.

Academic Supervisor: Prof. Marcello Lappa, Department of Mechanical and
Aerospace Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, e-mail:

Requirements: UK or EU candidates. For this specific position, non-EU
candidates are kindly asked to refrain from submitting their CV.

Duration: 36 Months

Salary: approx. 1600 euros per month(14000 pounds per year)

Starting Date: ASAP: January or February 2019 (interested candidates are
requested to submit a complete CV and transcripts immediately)

This project relates to the investigation of particle accumulation phenomena in
non-isothermal fluids under the effect of vibrations. It will concentrate on new
mechanisms discovered recently in the framework of microgravity research. 
The research will involve the application of both numerical and experimental
techniques. Flows of thermovibrational nature with dispersed particles will be
considered under various heating conditions, for a range of different fluids
(including Newtonian and viscoelastic fluids), different density and size of
dispersed particles and possible combinations of all these variants. Starting
from relatively simple test cases, the student will progressively consider
configurations and problems with an increasing degree of complexity. Numerical
simulations will be based on specific software developed at the Department of
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of the University of Strathclyde and the
OpenFoam computational platform. The student will also be trained to use
laser-based and optical techniques for flow visualization. For such activities,
the student will take advantage of the facilities available at the James Weir
Fluid Labs and other sophisticated diagnostic instruments made available in the
framework of a space project recently funded by the UK Space Agency.

The project aligns with the core activities of the James Weir Fluids Laboratory
and the Aerospace Centre of Excellence of the University of Strathclyde.
The James Weir Fluids Laboratory exists to explore the fundamental flow physics
that facilitates new fluids technologies underpinning energy, sustainability,
nanotechnology, health, and transport. Related research is focused on
understanding the underlying principles of flow physics required to enable
technological advancements in a variety of applications. Being a space-related
project, the present project also fits the strategies of the Aerospace Centre of
Excellence of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, a
multidisciplinary research group developing frontier research on innovative
concepts and pursuing the exploitation of space. 

Requirements: the applicant must not have been awarded a previous Doctoral
Degree. In addition to the above, the applicant will hold an integrated Master’s
degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials
Science, Materials Engineering, Aeronautical or Aerospace Engineering, Physics,
or another discipline related to the proposed research projects.

Experience with OpenFoam or Ansys Fluent will be taken into account (but it is
not strictly required). Earlier experience relating to experimental techniques
for particle visualisation in fluid flow will be highly appreciated.

Please send Your CV and transcripts to

Contact Information:
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NameMarcello Lappa
Email ApplicationYes
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