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Development of CFD Methods for Future Digital Aircraft Design

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Saturday, August 31, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Do you want to be part of the team that is developing the next-generation computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software solution to be used by Airbus and partner organisations across Europe in the next decades?

The studentship offers the opportunity to become an expert in computational aircraft aerodynamics and aeroelasticity covering aspects of software development, numerical analysis and theory of flight physics. The project will investigate the integration of stability tools, derived from novel nonlinear solution schemes, for application in edge-of-the-envelope multidisciplinary aircraft simulation.

The successful candidate will have a first class Master degree in a STEM subject (such as in applied mathematics, engineering (aerospace) or computer sciences). Ideally, you will have first experience in computational fluid dynamics with a genuine interest in practical aircraft simulations, numerical analysis, and high-performance scientific computing. Strong interest in computational aircraft aerodynamics and aeroelasticity is essential for this position. Experience with computational fluid dynamics technology at the developer level (e.g. skilled in programming languages such as C/C++, Fortran and/or Python) is beneficial and desired. Excellent and ambitious candidates with relevant skills and high levels of achievement are sought. The ability to work within a team, to communicate across disciplines and to support other researchers is essential.

The post is available from Oct 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter). The fully-funded 4-year studentship offers an EPSRC ICASE stipend plus a generous industrial top-up (altogether approximately £20k per annum tax free). Tuition fees at UK/EU level are covered. An annual travel allowance will give the student the opportunity for an extended stay at Airbus offices and attendance at conferences and meetings. The studentship will also benefit from close interaction with the Liverpool Centre for Doctoral Training in Distributed Algorithms funded by EPSRC.

To apply for this opportunity, please visit:

Funding Notes

EPSRC 2019 ICASE award with Airbus as industrial partner
Tax free bursary of about £20k per annum
Tuition fees at UK/EU level covered
Generous travel allowance

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