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Numerical simulation of fluid-structure interaction problems

   Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

  ,  Applications accepted all year round  Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

This project aims to develop and implement parallel fluid-structure interaction algorithms including interfaced-fitted methods [1] and two-mesh methods [2], based upon FreeFem++ and PETSc, with application to modelling and simulation of aortic valve interacting with surrounding fluids and tissues; and large-scale simulation of biological swimmers (such as C. elegans) swimming in viscous fluids.

For more details, please contact Dr. Yongxing Wang (scsywan or Prof. Peter Jimack ()

[1] Wang Y, Jimack PK, Walkley MA, Pironneau O. 2020. An energy stable one-field monolithic arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian formulation for fluid-structure interaction. Journal of Fluids and Structures. 98

[2] Wang Y, Jimack PK, Walkley MA. 2017. A One-Field Monolithic Fictitious Domain Method for Fluid-Structure Interactions. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. 317, pp. 1146-1168

Funding Notes

A highly competitive School of Computing Studentship consisting of the award of fees at the UK fee rate of £4,596 (currently for session 2022/23) or Non-UK fee rate of £25,500 with a maintenance grant (currently £17,668 for session 2022/23) for 3 or 3.5 years. This opportunity is open to all applicants. All candidates will be placed into the School of Computing Studentship Competition and selection is based on academic merit.

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