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Understanding fuel jets: Advanced CFD methods for turbulent flows (WS07)

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    Dr J Szmelter
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  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Doctoral College, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career.
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Project Information

A systematic study of fuel jets is important for reliable designs of novel high efficiency engines, utilisation of bio-fuels, pharmaceutical applications, jet printing, nano-materials manufacturing or food processing.
Applications are invited for a PhD student to work on development of meshes and algorithms of the existing, high performance and high resolution flow solvers employing original numerical approaches and turbulence treatment. The project will broaden the portfolio of their successful applications. Due to the multidisciplinary character of the work, we anticipate that the student will have to receive training complementing their existing background. Extensive guidance will be provided. The project will also provide opportunities to acquire advanced parallel computing skills. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with collaborating scientists including our experimental team, industrial partners and numerical experts from the leading international laboratories. The student will be encouraged to engage with the collaborating partners, make presentations at review meetings, and to travel to international conferences and seminars. The research and developments will be multidisciplinary thus offering important transferable skills - an excellent background for diverse career paths.
The Phd will be conducted at Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical & Manufacturing Engineering. The School is one of the largest and most successful engineering departments in the UK and boasts an established reputation for excellence in teaching and research.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics or a related subject. Programming and model developments experience and/or understanding of concepts of numerical methods, fluid dynamics, CFD will be beneficial. A Master’s degree and/or experience in a related area associated with the research will be an advantage.

Funding Notes

Please note that studentships will be awarded on a competitive basis to applicants who have applied to this project and other advertised projects starting with advert reference ‘WS’ for the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering.
If awarded, each 3-year studentship will provide a tax-free stipend of £15,009 p/a, plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (currently £4,327 p/a). While we welcome applications from non-EU nationals, please be advised that it will only be possible to fund the tuition fees at the international rate and no stipend will be available. Successful candidates will be notified by 30th September 2019.

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