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Industrial PhD student or Post-Doctoral position in Computational Fluid Dynamics related to Large eddy simulation (LES) of compressible flows
The work will be completed at the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Energy Conversion research group. The research work will be completed as part of a multidisciplinary team focusing on Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) of turbulent flows with applications in heat transfer, combustion, multiphase flow, and energy storage.
The project involves the following topic for an industrial PhD student / post-doc
- LES of compressible flows related to mixture formation and combustion concepts in internal combustion engines. The simulations will be mostly performed with the OpenFOAM open source software. The work involves non-reacting simulations on spray jets in engine geometries as well as some reacting simulations.
The applicant should have a good CFD track-record with additional background knowledge in some of the following topics:
- Numerical methods in physics and mathematics
- Matlab, Python, and other programming languages
The expected duration of doctoral studies is four years, but a contract is at first made for one year, and the extension depends on candidate’s advancement in her/his studies and research. The post-doctoral positions are targeted for a period of 2 years.
The salary is according to the salary system of Aalto University.
How to apply
Please, submit the applications online through the link provided below no later than May 28th 2021 including
- Motivation letter explaining also which of the topics you apply for
- Certified copies of the completed degrees certificates and official transcripts of records, and their translations, if the originals are not in Finnish, Swedish or English
- Proof of proficiency in Finnish, Swedish or English if the applicant is not a native speaker of them
- Copy of Master or PhD thesis, and 2 most important publications (Max file size 10 Mb).
For additional information on funding and contents of work, please contact D.Sc.(Tech.) Ossi Kaario. In questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR-coordinator Anna-Maija Harju. E-mails: firstname.lastname@example.org
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