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PhD Studentship in aero-engine computational fluid dynamics

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  • Full or part time
    Dr S Stapelfeldt
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round

Project Description

Applications are invited for a research studentship in the field of computational aeroelasticity and aerodynamics, leading to the award of a PhD degree.

The aim of this PhD project is to improve prediction methods and physical understanding of forcing mechanisms in the low-pressure system using computational fluid dynamics. Modern aero-engine components are becoming lighter and more highly loaded, delivering better fuel efficiency, but introducing a series of challenges in understanding their behaviour during operation. A major problem is the prediction of aerodynamic forcing of vibration modes. Understanding and predicting these mechanisms requires accurate modelling of the complex aerodynamics and fluid-structure interactions. It will be performed collaboration with Rolls-Royce plc and other UK universities.

You will be an enthusiastic and self-motivated person who meets the academic requirements for enrolment for the PhD degree at Imperial College London. You will have a 1st class honours degree in mechanical engineering or a related subject, and an enquiring and rigorous approach to research together with a strong intellect and disciplined work habits. An interest in aeroengines is essential. Good team-working, observational and communication skills are essential.

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For further details of the post contact Dr Sina Stapelfeldt [Email Address Removed] +44 (0)20 7594 7076. Interested applicants should send an up-to-date curriculum vitae to Dr Sina Stapelfeldt. Suitable candidates will be required to complete an electronic application form at Imperial College London in order for their qualifications to be addressed by College Registry.

Closing date: until post filled

Funding Notes

The post is supported by a bursary and fees (at the UK/EU student rate) as an iCase award provided by the EPSRC and Rolls-Royce plc. EPSRC candidates should fulfil the eligibility criteria for the award. Please check your suitability at the following web site:

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FTE Category A staff submitted: 172.80

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