The Computational Fluid & Structural Mechanics group (CFSMgroup) and High-Speed Aerodynamics and Energy Research group at the University of Calgary has an open fully-funded Ph.D. position in Numerical Modeling and Simulation for Subsonic and Supersonic Combustion.
The project focuses around design and analysis of high-speed air-breathing propulsion concepts. The Ph.D. role will be around the combustion chamber design and operation which is a key for engine performance and for produced emissions. During this process, fundamental questions related to turbulence and flame stability will be explored. The effect of combustion instabilities, such as pressure oscillations, on the overall performance of the engines will be investigated in details and possible solutions to remedy this issue will be provided.
- validate different combustion models for ramjet combustion using experimental data (e.g. ONERA ramjet experiments)
- simulate combustion process in ramjet using OpenFOAM
- implement combustion models in in-house FEM code
- a strong background in numerical methods and fluid mechanics
- prior experience with combustion modeling and/or analysis and/or theory (or completed courses in combustion)
- experience in developing numerical models, codes, and computation algorithms
- experience with CFD using FEM or FVM
- strong hands-on experience with computing in Fortran, C/C++, Python, or other languages
- familiarity with at least one mesh generation tool (Gmsh, ANSA, Pointwise, or other)
- strong interest and self-motivation to perform cutting-edge research and conquer challenges in real-world engineering and to publish high-impact papers.
Aerospace engineering, Industrial engineering, Mechanical engineering, Nuclear engineering, Simulation engineering, Thermal engineering, Physics
Canada › Calgary
01 September 2020