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Job Record #15716
Titleoptimization algorithms
CategoryPostDoc Position
EmployerIMT Lille Douai, Energy Engineering Department
LocationFrance, Haut de France, Douai
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure Date* None *
IMT Lille Douai represents the largest engineering school in the north of
Paris. In partnership with Lille University, each year the IMT Lille Douai, of
the IMT (Institut Mines-Télécom), graduates PhD students and many talented
engineers trained to overcome the engineering, economic and social
This postdoc research proposal will be hosted by the Energy Engineering
Department of the IMT Lille Douai situated at the research center in Douai
city (around 40 km from Lille metropole). This postdoc program will be
financed (for one year) by VALLEO® group (thermal systems
division). The postdoc candidate will work on “Large-scale inequality
optimization algorithms for parallel computing (HPC) applied in CFD simulations”.
The Energy Engineering Department at IMT Lille Douai has been developing
a pioneering code for topology optimization problems in the open source C+
+ CFD library OpenFoam® [1]. For etample the MMA (Method of Moving
Asymptotes [2, 3]) topology optimization algorithm had been developed in
the OpenFoam® library/architecture but in series (for topology optimization
computations over one single processor).
During this one year postdoc, it is required to:
Conduct parallel-programming implementation, compilation, debugging and
validation of an inequality constrained optimization algorithm in
OpenFoam® in C++ over multi CPU or multi GPU profiting from the
domain decomposition techniques and the parallel computing classes
available in OpenFoam® (i.e. Pstream, MPI, OpenMPI).
The major tasks will be to solve the matrices, derived/assembled within the
inequality constrained optimization algorithm algorithm applied to CFD
problems, using the parallel decomposition techniques/methods/solvers of
OpenFoam®. L topology optimization case in CFD will be solved at the end,
both in series and in parallel over multi CPU or multi GPU in order to validate
the parallel solver in OpenFoam®.
The successful candidate should have excellent background in applied
mathematics related to the fields of non-linear programming (NLP) and
inequality/equality constrained large scale optimization problems solving.
She/he must own experience and very good parallel-programming skills in
C++ (MPI, OpenMPI) and domain-decomposition techniques which are
usually applied in large scale CFD problems.
Knowledge and experience within OpenFOAM®, programming over multi-
CPU or multi-GPU and Linux® system mastering are required. Basic
knowledge of Fluid mechanics and Heat Transfer in CFD simulations is also
The successful candidate should be highly motivated for research, and keen
to work as part of a team and in a multidisciplinary environment.
Candidates must send a CV (and a motivation letter) by email to:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Talib DBOUK
tel. (0033)327712390

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NameTalib DBOUK
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