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Job Record #15484
TitleHighly ordered particle accumulation structures
CategoryPostDoc Position
EmployerUniversity of Strathclyde
LocationUnited Kingdom, Glasgow
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure Date* None *
Title: Highly ordered particle accumulation structures driven by
thermovibrational effects.

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

Requirements: the applicant must have been awarded a previous Doctoral Degree in
a relevant discipline. 

Duration: 12 Months

Salary: more than 20000 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. The results of this
research will be used for the definition of a space experiment (to be performed
on-board the International Space Station).
The research will involve the application of relevant numerical 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. 
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 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 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, CFD techniques and knowledge of the FORTRAN
programming language will be highly appreciated.  

Please send Your CV and transcripts to

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NameMarcello Lappa
Email ApplicationYes
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