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Job Record #16839
TitlePh.D. Position • Simulation of (reacting) flows with OpenFOAM
CategoryJob in Academia
EmployerTU Munich, Professorship of Thermo-Fluid Dynamics
LocationGermany, Bavaria, Garching
InternationalNo, only national applications will be considered
Closure DateMonday, November 30, 2020
Description:
Ph.D. Position • Simulation of (reacting) flows with OpenFOAM

As part of the conversion to renewable and climate-neutral energies, combustion 
systems must be adapted to new fuel types. There is a great need for research into the 
stability of the flames, especially when adding hydrogen to the existing natural gas 
network and when using artificially produced fuels - so-called eco fuels.

In this context, numerical methods will play an important complementary role in 
complex and costly experimental investigations. Especially in consideration of the ever-
advancing digitization in engineering and development - keyword “digital twin” - 
numerical methods are essential. High-resolution Large-Eddy-Simulations (LES) based 
turbulent combustion models (e.g. Artificially Thickened Flame Model, Flame Surface 
Density Model) enable the flame behavior to be determined under acoustic excitation.
As part of this position, the simulation methods based on the OpenFOAM toolbox used 
at the TFD group are to be further developed and applied to new test cases. A wide 
range of work e.g. on numerical methods to increase efficiency, on turbulent 
combustion models, especially on the integration of hydrogen, on multi-scale methods 
and data fusion, etc. is conceivable.

The OpenFOAM computer lab course “Simulation of Thermofluids with Open Source 
Tools”, attended each term by about 15-20 students, have to be supervised. In 
addition, 
the new employee should support group members in the expert application of 
OpenFOAM and HPC infrastructure. Among other things, scripts for the automation of 
work processes are to be created, new ways to increase the efficiency of the 
simulations are to be discovered and integrated, the maintenance and modernization 
of software are to be taken over and the exchange with the Leibniz computer center 
sought.

We expect
•	Interest in our research topics, high motivation for independent scientific work in 
        an excellent team
•	Master's degree (mechanical engineering, aerospace, computational engineering 
        science, physical engineering, scientific computing, ...) with excellent academic 
        success
•	Strong background and experience in fluid mechanics / turbulent flows / 
        (turbulent) combustion/theory and application of numerical methods, finite 
        volume methods, OpenFOAM, high-performance computing
•	Excellent knowledge of systems, Linux, bash, remote/ssh, C / C ++, git, LaTeX
•	A passion for IT and technology is essential
•	Commitment to academic teaching (OpenFOAM lab course)
•	Good knowledge of the German language

We offer
A full-time position as a research associate / doctoral candidate. Remuneration in 
accordance with the collective agreement for the public service of the federal states 
(TV-L, salary group E13). The university is striving to increase the proportion of women, 
so applications from women are specifically welcomed. Disabled people are given 
preference if they are essentially equally qualified.

Please send your detailed and convincing application as single pdf file 
until November 30th, 2020 to:
Helga Bassett                                   bassett@tfd.mw.tum.de
Technische Universität München
Professur für Thermofluiddynamik
Boltzmannstr. 15
85748 Garching

See also:
https://www.mw.tum.de/tfd/forschung/offene-stellen/promotions-und-postdoc-
stellen/


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NameHelga Bassett
Emailbassett@tfd.mw.tum.de
Email ApplicationYes
Phone+498928916217
Fax+498928916218
URLhttps://www.mw.tum.de/en/tfd/research/vacancies/phd-and-postdoc-positions/
AddressHelga Bassett
Professur für Thermofluiddynamik
Fakultät Maschinenwesen
Technische Universität München
Boltzmannstr. 15
85748 Garching
Tel.: +49 89 289 16217
Fax: +49 89 289 16218
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