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Job Record #17869
TitleUnsteady aerodynamics of wings in complex environments
CategoryPhD Studentship
EmployerUniversity of Southampton
LocationUnited Kingdom, Southampton
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateThursday, August 31, 2023
Description:
The large civil aircraft experiences extreme loads i.e., during turbulence and 
gusts.  It is a great challenge to avoid clear-air turbulence (CAT), and the 
implications of sudden erratic turbulence on the aerodynamic characteristics of 
a subsonic wing in the troposphere and lower stratosphere have not been 
investigated enough. In particular, there is very little research into how 
turbulent eddies generated by the terrain that surrounds an airport located in a 
valley would interact with a climbing/descending aircraft. 

The aim of this project is to investigate the interactions between CAT (or 
gusts), the aircraft wing, and the formed wake flow. We aim to understand the 
underlying mechanisms for these interactions, and significantly enhance the 
accuracy of their prediction, and therefore to have a much better risk 
assessment of the CAT or gusts.  Having tackled these problems will be 
beneficial to other applications, such as large wind turbines operating in gusty 
atmosphere, drones flying in extremely complex urban environments, front wings 
of race car loosing performance in wake generated by a preceding car.

This project will use Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) approach to investigate 
the effects of large-scale turbulence on the performance characteristics of an 
aircraft wing during cruise, take-off and landing conditions. Numerical 
simulations will be carried out using the developed CFD software at the 
University of Southampton. 


More details: https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/unsteady-aerodynamics-of-wings-
in-complex-environments/?p140822

Apply online: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/how-to-apply/postgraduate-
applications.page

Contact Information:
Please mention the CFD Jobs Database, record #17869 when responding to this ad.
NameProf Zheng-Tong Xie
Emailz.xie@soton.ac.uk
Email ApplicationYes
Address--
Prof. Z Tong Xie, PhD, FRMetS
Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Room 5057/Building 176
Boldrewood Innovation Campus
University of Southampton
SO16 7QF https://www.southampton.ac.uk/people/5x22sl

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