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Job Record #15587
TitlePhD studentship in CFD modelling of fluidized beds
CategoryPhD Studentship
EmployerRobert Gordon University
LocationUnited Kingdom, Aberdeen
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateThursday, February 28, 2019
Funded by School of Engineering - Robert Gordon University offers this Fees-
only PhD studentship for home and overseas candidates. 

This is a fees-only funded PhD studentship within the School of Engineering 
at Robert Gordon University (RGU). The successful candidate will be based at 
RGU in Aberdeen and supervised by Dr Aditya Karnik and Dr Mamdud Hossain. 
Research is funded by the School of Engineering and interested candidates 
will have to secure their own financial support to upkeep their living 

Project Summary

The PhD study will focus on particle clustering in fluidized bed 
applications. Dense particle flows are typically modelled using the 
Eulerian-Granular approach. For turbulent granular flows there is a need to 
combine the Eulerian-Granular model with Reynolds-Averaged turbulence models 
(RANS). The project aims to develop modifications to the Eulerian-Granular 
approach to account for transfer of turbulent kinetic energy between scales. 
The insights gained from the project will provide information on the role of 
clustering on the energy transfer process. 

The project will be primarily computational and will utilise both open-
source and commercial CFD tools. The project will involve both conducting 
simulations as well as multiphase model development. Simulation results will 
be validated against reference data from literature.

Robert Gordon University is one of the top modern universities in Scotland 
for engineering research, with a track record of dynamic leadership and a 
reputation as an innovative and ambitious university. We have an established 
record of industry engagement, an outstanding record for teaching and 
learning, and one of the UK’s best graduate employment records. 

Entry requirements 

• First or Second Class UK honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant 
discipline such as Mechanical or Chemical Engineering. 
• Good knowledge of Fluid dynamics. 

• Knowledge of turbulence modelling. 
• Knowledge of multiphase flow modelling. 
• Familiarity with CFD software tools (Ansys Fluent, STAR-CCM+, OpenFoam) 
• Coding skills. 

Funding Support 

Applicants are eligible for a fee waiver studentship for the duration of the 
3 year award dependent upon qualifications and experience. This studentship 
will cover the tuition fees only for qualified UK/EU or overseas students. A 
condition of acceptance will be for the successful applicant to provide 
proof of their ability to cover living expenses. 

Successful applicant is expected commence study in September 2019. 

If you have any questions regarding this PhD studentship, please get 
directly in touch with Dr. Aditya Karnik (
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NameDr. Aditya Karnik
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