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Job Record #15591
TitlePhD scholarship in Computational Electro-hydrodynamics
CategoryPhD Studentship
EmployerUniversity of Louvain
LocationBelgium, Louvain-la-Neuve
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateMonday, April 15, 2019
A PhD scholarship in Computational electro-hydrodynamics is immediately
available at the University of Louvain (UCLouvain) in Belgium. The topic
concerns the accumulation and transport of electric charge in industrial flows.

The accumulation of electric charges in fluid flows can cause hazardous spark
ignitions. For this reason it is a major safety concern in the petroleum,
electrical, and process industries. Thus far, the risks from charge buildup have
been controlled primarily by empirical methods. However, a consistent and
systematic approach for the mitigation of these risks is currently lacking. 
Moreover, the mechanisms of charge generation at fluid-solid wall interfaces are
not fully understood yet and are not taken into account in current EHD solvers.
The proposed doctoral research project consists of:

1) algorithm development and validation for charge transport in turbulent flows,
2) development of efficient computational models for charge accumulation from
solid walls,
3) detailed numerical studies of charge accumulation and transport in real-life
flows, and comparisons with experimental data. 

The starting date can by as early as possible and preferably before 1st of June
2019. The PhD student will work as a member of the multi-phase and reacting
flows group at the University of Louvain. Information about our group's
activities is available on our website 

This project involves collaboration with the group of Analysis and Simulation in
Explosion Protection of the National Metrology Institute of Germany,

The scholarship includes the researcher's salary, full insurance and health
benefits, and coverage of expenses for participation in conferences & workshops. 

Required qualifications and skills:

- a Masters degree in a relevant engineering discipline, physics or mathematics,
preferably with a background in fluid mechanics, electromagnetism, and numerical
methods for partial differential equations,

- good programming skills in C/C++ and/or FORTRAN,

- ability to efficiently communicate, read and write in English.

Interested applicants are invited to submit: i) detailed CV, ii)  transcripts of
academic records (grades), iii) a statement of research interests, and iv) names
of 2 references to Prof. M. Papalexandris, 

Incomplete applications, i.e. without one of these four items, will not be
acknowledged and will not receive any consideration.
Contact Information:
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NameMiltiadis Papalexandris
Email ApplicationYes
AddressPlace du Levant 2
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
Record Data:
Last Modified11:11:59, Monday, January 14, 2019

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