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Job Record #15533
TitlePh.D. in Numerical Modeling for Hypersonic FTSI
CategoryPhD Studentship
EmployerUniversity of Calgary, Mechanical Engineering, CFSMgroup
LocationCanada, AB, Calgary
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateFriday, March 01, 2019
The Computational Fluid & Structural Mechanics group (CFSMgroup) at the University of 
Calgary has an open fully-funded Ph.D. position in Numerical Modeling for Hypersonic Fluid-
Thermal-Structure Interaction (FTSI). The importance of hypersonic technologies in civilian 
and military applications is unquestionable. The critical parts when designing hypersonic 
vehicles are aeroelasticity and aerothermoelasticty analysis. Hypersonic vehicles are made of 
flexible panels to minimize the weight. When flying for sustained period of time within the 
atmosphere the vehicle is subject to extreme aerodynamic heating and pressure. This 
produces complex fluid-thermal-structure interaction. The FTSI is also important for design of 
rocket nozzles and low-cost reusable launch vehicle (RLV). The scientific questions to be 
investigated include shock wave boundary layer interaction (SWBLI), shock-shock Interaction, 
hypersonic boundary layer transition, effect of thermal stresses on aeroelastic stability.

The Ph.D. role will be in developing FTSI framework using an existing high-fidelity in-house 
code for compressible flows and fully-coupled fluid-structure interaction framework, suitable 
for large-scale computing.

The potential candidates should have a strong background in numerical methods, 
compressible flows, programming (Fortran, C, C++), finite elements/finite volumes, 
computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The candidate should be familiar with mesh generation 
tools (Gmsh, ANSA, or other) and parallel computing (MPI, CUDA).

CFSMgroup is a part of the University of Calgary Aerospace Network (UCAN) which involves 
collaboration with national and international academic institutions, industrial partners and 
governmental agencies, including NASA, Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Defence Research 
and Development Canada (DRDC), US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), 
Lockheed Martin, Peraton, and more. Research projects are also sponsored by various 
Canadian small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and startups in aerospace, which is a 
potential employment opportunity after the degree.

Position is available for September 2019. Please send your up-to-date CV (should include your 
M.Sc. and B.Sc. GPA), unofficial transcripts, English language tests (if applicable), and a short 
cover letter to Dr. Artem Korobenko ( In your cover letter, 
please include projects you worked on and a short proposal (one page) for the research topics 
(in the area of FTSI) that you would like to work on during your program at the University of 

Incomplete applications would not be considered.

Computational Fluid and Structural Mechanics group:

High-Speed Aerodynamics and Energy Research group:
Contact Information:
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NameArtem Korobenko
Email ApplicationYes
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