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Research Assistant Post in Glasgow

To contribute to the project “Two-layer thermo-compositional dynamo models of the geomagnetic field” working with Dr Radostin Simitev.

 

Deadline for application: 5 Nov 2017.

 

For further details and an application pack, please visit:

 

https://www.gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs

with Reference Number 019095

 

or the direct link:

https://www22.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_glasgow01.asp?s=4A515F4E5A565B1A&jobid=93401,2212991265&key=192772265&c=25132398830236&pagestamp=s

 

Best regards,

 

Dr Radostin D Simitev

School of Mathematics & Statistics

University of Glasgow

PhD Internship Programme at McLaren, UK

PhD Internship Programme

Location: Woking, GB

At McLaren Racing we pride ourselves in engineering excellence and we achieve this by working
together and encouraging innovation in an extraordinary high performance environment.
The McLaren PhD internship programme in CFD and data analytics gives you an opportunity to work in a
unique & challenging environment of the motorsport aerodynamics department. As an intern in the
CFD methodology team, you will be involved in development/evaluation of CFD, big data analytics,
machine learning and neural networks techniques and tools to be used in the aerodynamic design
of the F1™ car.
Interns will also have an opportunity to work on projects providing CFD support to non-aero departments.
Working closely with the aerodynamicists, CFD R&D engineers and HPC systems engineers, you will have
an opportunity to learn practical aspects of motorsport aerodynamic design.
The internship is open to PhD students in engineering or computing science from the second year onwards
and this four month programme starts in January, May and September.

Research Associate Position in Coventry

Research Associate – Flow Measurement and Fluid Mechanics Research Centre

Coventry University

Fixed Term for 23 months

An EPSRC-funded, postdoctoral Research Associate position is available at Coventry University working on the transition to turbulence in non-Newtonian shear flows. The successful applicant will work with Dr Chris Pringle with the aim of adapting already existing numerical tools from the Newtonian problem, and developing entirely new ones.

Experiments on shear thinning pipe flow have observed the development of asymmetry at moderate Reynolds numbers. Attempts to explain this and its role in transition have so far had limited success. This project will seek to apply fully nonlinear techniques to the problem including exact solution tracking and nonlinear optimisation methods similar to those used successfully for Newtonian flows.

The successful applicant should have: a PhD (or be about to submit one) in fluid dynamics, applied mathematics or a similar discipline; a strong background in mathematical and numerical modelling; and an ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Experience of the above nonlinear techniques is desirable. You should be able to communicate technical material to both academics and non-academics. You will be expected to integrate into the growing fluid dynamics group, within the Research Centre in Flow Measurement and Fluid Mechanics, participating in regular seminars and adding to the collegiate environment and you may be asked to help develop student research skills.

For an informal discussion on the position please contact Dr Chris Pringle directly, on chris.pringle@coventry.ac.uk.

 

Post-doc Position “DNS for Magnetic Flow Control” at SIMaP/EPM (France)

Dear Colleagues,

Please find attached  proposal for a Post-Doc position at SIMaP/EPM (France) which could be interesting for the HYDROMAG community. The scope is about MHD simulation by DNS and turbulent flow control.

Best regards,

 

Olivier DOCHE Maître de Conférence G-INP/PHELMA (PhD) -Laboratoire SIMaP/EPM // Assistant Professor at PHELMA GINP / GIT Grenoble Institute of Technology

Adresse : Phelma-Campus 1130 rue de la Piscine BP75 38402 Saint Martin d’Hères 

Tel : (+33)-04-76-82-52-63

Rio Tinto job position

from: Jacqueline Etay , SIMAP, France

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“…Even the offer is written in French, position is open to all nationalities.

The contact point is Benoit Bardet : benoit.bardet(at)riotinto.com

Please see the advert here:  Ingenieur modelisation CFD

 

Lectureship in Magnetohydrodynamics / Solar Physics at the University of Dundee (UK)

The University of Dundee is seeking an exceptional candidate to join our Magnetohydrodynamics research group in Applied Mathematics, based within the School of Science and Engineering.

 

Mathematics at Dundee was ranked 8th (of 53) in the UK and 1st in Scotland in the national Research Excellence Framework assessment in 2014 – a major contributor to this success was the internationally-recognised research of the Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) group. The MHD group carries out fundamental research into the structure and dynamics of magnetic fields and plasmas, using a combination of numerical simulations (HPC) and mathematical analysis based on dynamical systems theory, braid theory and differential geometry. The main areas of application are astrophysical plasmas, particularly solar plasmas. Group members also work on applications to laboratory plasmas and other fluid dynamical systems (for more details see http://www.maths.dundee.ac.uk/mhd/ ).

 

The successful candidate will be expected to perform internationally leading research in an area that complements that of the MHD group. We interpret the research area in its broadest sense and welcome applications in all areas of theory, modelling and observations of plasmas and fluids. The successful candidate should also have a commitment to excellence in teaching. Mathematics as a discipline has been placed in the top 10 in the UK in all major subject league tables in 2016, and offers a range of undergraduate and MSc degrees.

 

The School holds Athena Swan Bronze Awards in all of its discipline areas, recognising its commitment and success in developing practices to support the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) in academia.

 

For a full job description and details of how to apply, see http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AUC547/lecturer-in-applied-mathematics-teaching-and-research/

 

Appointment will be at grade 7 – 8 Lecturer (£34,576 – £46,414)

 

Closing Date: 6 March 2016

 

Informal inquires may be made to Prof Gunnar Hornig g.hornig@dundee.ac.uk  or Dr David Pontin d.i.pontin@dundee.ac.uk

Another Scientist Position at HZDR (Dresden, Germany)

Scientist position

at MHD Department, Institute of Fluid Dynamics

of Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden – Rossendorf (HZDR)

 

Yet without a vacancy notice number, the following scientist position will soon be officially announced.

The MHD department at HZDR is looking for a scientist (f/m) for the modeling of liquid metal based stationary electricity storage systems (liquid metal batteries).

Liquid metal batteries are a promising candidate for future large scale storage of electricity from volatile sources as photovoltaic and wind power. Single cells consist of a three layer arrangement of two liquid metals and a molten salt sandwiched in between them, forming stable density stratification. Not only is the MHD of such devices rich and interesting but also their integration into tomorrow’s power grids poses a number of challenges.

You should have a university degree (diploma or MSc) in the field of power engineering, electrical engineering, physics, mechanical engineering or process engineering. Interdisciplinary thinking, the ability for independent scientific work and active communication skills are essential for a successful implementation of the project. Experience in the modeling of battery storage systems and the knowledge of energy management systems would be advantageously. A background in fluid mechanics, heat- and mass transfer and/or electrochemistry would greatly facilitate the detailed simulation of liquid metal batteries.

Your tasks will include:

  • the development of liquid metal battery models as building blocks in future energy systems based on volatile sources
  • the requirement engineering and conception of the network integration (electricity and heat) of liquid metal batteries
  • the participation in the definition of interfaces and the data base integration of the developed models
  • the participation in the numerical simulation of liquid metal batteries

For further information, please contact Tom Weier (t.weier@hzdr.de) or Sven Eckert (s.eckert@hzdr.de).

The position will soon be announced on the HZDR web-page with a related vacancy notice number. Once this is case, please submit your complete application (cover letter, CV, certificates,…) before February 15, 2016 via Online application https://www.hzdr.de/jobs.

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4 PhD positions at MHD Department at HZDR (Dresden, Germany)

4 PhD positions

at MHD Department, Institute of Fluid Dynamics

of Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden – Rossendorf (HZDR)

Bautzner Landstr. 400, 01328 Dresden, Germany

(https://www.hzdr.de)

 

HZDR invites applications for 4 PhD positions at the Department of Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) of the Institute of Fluid Dynamics. For all positions we are looking for students with excellent skills and first experiences in the field of fluid mechanics. Prior knowledge of liquid metal MHD or CFD is welcome but not required. All positions will be available from 01.04.2016. The starting dates can be agreed upon individually.The employment contract is limited to three years. The weekly working time will be 75% of regular weekly working time according to the collective agreement TVöD. The salary is based on the collective agreement TVöD-Bund and will be in the range of 35000-40000 Euro per annum. The place of work is Dresden-Rossendorf.


PhD position #1 (Vacancy Notice No. 67E/2015)

Metal recovery from slags uses the top submerged lance technology (www.outotec.com) in which gas is injected into a slag melt via a submerged lance from above. In order to improve the energy and resource efficiency of the process, the announced position shall perform experimental modelling of this process. Extensive experiences exist at HZDR on the handling of the room-temperature model melt GaInSn. The work in frame of this position is a joint project of the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg (HIF) for Resource Technology with the Institute of Fluid Dynamics at HZDR which both belong to HZDR. The general goal is to bring together basic fluiddynamic methods with practically relevant resource technologies, and to transfer the results to industrial partners.

Requirements:

  • completed university education (master degree) in the fields engineering, physics or process engineering
  • knowledge in the field of fluid dynamics and measuring techniques for liquid metal flows
  • knowledge in the field of metallurgy is preferable

Tasks:

  • experimental modelling of the two-phase flow gas-slag using the room-temperature liquid metal GaInSn
  • measurement of the gas bubbles and the flow in the melt using available ultrasonic and X-ray measurement techniques
  • extension of the model experiments to include chemical reactions of the gas phase (oxygen added) with the metal melt and investigation of the mass transport of the resulting oxides. Alternatively injection of solid particles and measurement of their transport.

 


PhD position #2 (Vacancy Notice No. 68E/2015)

Fluid flow and the related heat and mass transfer occurring in the continuous casting of steel have a distinct influence on the efficiency of the process and the final product quality. Electromagnetic fields are already in use in the industry for the purpose of an efficient flow control. However, there is still a significant need of research for achieving a better understanding of the interaction between magnetic field and turbulent flow. Such knowledge is required for optimization of the process parameters. The PhD candidate shall conduct an experimental modeling of flow problems related to continuous casting of steel using low-melting point metal alloys. At HZDR there exist corresponding experimental facilities (LIMMCAST program) as well as suitable techniques for liquid metal flow measurements.

Requirements:

  • completed university education (master degree) in one of the following fields: fluid engineering, process engineering, foundry engineering or physics
  • knowledge in the field of fluid dynamics and measuring techniques for liquid metal flows
  • knowledge about metallurgical processes

Tasks:

  • experimental modeling of fluid flow and related transfer processes in the LIMMCAST facilities at HZDR using low-melting point metal alloys (GaInSn, SnBi)
  • application of ultrasonic techniques and inductive diagnostic methods for flow measurements
  • investigations of single and multiphase flows
  • investigations of the impact steady magnetic fields (electromagnetic brakes) and AC magnetic fields (electromagnetic stirrers) on the fluid flow

 

 


PhD position #3 (Vacancy Notice No. 69E/2015)

Metal recovery from slags uses the top submerged lance technology (www.outotec.com) in which gas is injected into a slag melt via a submerged lance from above. In order to improve the energy and resource efficiency of the process, the successful candidate for this position shall perform numerical simulations of this process. Extensive experiences exist at HZDR on the numerical simulation of complex two-phase flows. Experimental data and first numerical simulations of simplified water models are available from literature. The work in frame of this position is a joint project of the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg (HIF) for Resource Technology with the Institute of Fluid Dynamics at HZDR which both belong to HZDR. The general goal is to bring together basic fluiddynamic methods with practically relevant resource technologies, and to transfer the results to industrial partners.

Requirements:

  • completed university education (master degree) in one of the following fields: fluid engineering, process engineering, foundry engineering or physics
  • knowledge in the field of fluid dynamics and numerical simulation
  • knowledge about metallurgical processes

Tasks:

  • numerical simulation of a simplified water-air model using the Euler-Euler approach
  • simulations for liquid metal model experiments which are performed in parallel by another PhD student
  • transfer of the simulations to real slag melts in order to analyse dependencies on process parameters (geometry, submergence length, flow rates, etc.)
  • extension to include chemical reactions of the gas phase with the slag melt and/or the transport of solid particles in the melt

 


PhD position #4 (Vacancy Notice No. 70E/2015)

Metallic melts in industrial processes usually contain fine-dispersed particles (for instance oxides), which could have a detrimental effect on the mechanical properties of the final product. Such particles can be extracted by flotation. For that purpose gas bubbles will be injected into the melt in order to collect the impurities at the gas-liquid interface. The current project will investigate fundamental mechanisms which play an important role for the agglomeration of particles at the bubble surface. Another topic concerns the behaviour of particles in the vicinity of a propagating solidification front. The PhD candidate shall investigate the processes mentioned above by means of X-ray diagnostic techniques. The corresponding facilities and measuring techniques are available at HZDR.

Requirements:

  • completed university education (master degree) in the fields materials science, physics or process engineering
  • knowledge in the field of X-ray diagnostics and image processing, multiphase flows, solidification processes

Tasks:

  • experimental investigation of the behaviour of gas bubbles passing a particle-laden liquid metal
  • experimental investigation of the behaviour of particles at propagating solidification fronts
  • Application of X-ray radioscopy for process visualization
  • Application and further development of suitable algorithms for data analysis and subroutines for image processing
  • Investigation of the influence of electromagnetically driven flows on the particle behaviour

 

For further information on all positions, please contact Dr. Sven Eckert, Tel.: +49 351 260 – 2132 (s.eckert@hzdr.de) or Dr. Gunter Gerbeth, Tel.: +49 351 260 – 3480 (g.gerbeth@hzdr.de).

 

In any case, please submit your complete application (cover letter, CV, certificates,…) by January 31, 2016 via Online application https://www.hzdr.de/jobs using the above given Vacancy Notice Numbers.

PDF version:  Positions_at_HZDR_PDF

 

PhD Position at University of Greenwich, UK

PhD Studentship: 2014-2016

(PGRO Ref. VCS-ACH-12-14_2)

University of Greenwich, UK

 

Title: ‘Contactless acoustic wave generation in a melt by electromagnetic induction’

 

Description:

A new electromagnetic induction technique is being developed to produce ultrasonic vibration in liquid metal for grain refinement and nano-particle dispersion in metal matrix composites. The PhD student will assist in the development, testing and validation of the software to simulate the electromagnetic, induced sound and velocity fields. The student will have the opportunity to examine the feasibility of these concepts, supported by experiments performed by partners on the large scale EU project EXOMET (FP7-NMP3-LA-2012-280421). Knowledge in fluid dynamics, electrodynamics and programming skills (FORTRAN, Matlab) are required.

 

For further information please contact the supervisors: Prof Koulis Pericleous, k.pericleous@gre.ac.uk, or Dr Valdis Bojarevics, v.bojarevics@gre.ac.uk.

 For additional information about the studentship and links to the application form please go to: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/research/study/studentships 

 The application form should be completed and returned to: postgraduateresearch@gre.ac.uk and include: a comprehensive CV and a one page covering letter explaining your interest in the project and how it relates to past experience and present motivations. Attachments should be in PDF format. 

The closing date for applications is Noon 31st October 2014

 

Please see the original advert document here:  PhD advert Grenwich

PhD position on magnetohydrodynamic simulations, Geodynamo team, Grenoble, France

We would like to advertise, an opened PhD position in our Geodynamo team in Univ. of Grenoble (advisors: N. Schaeffer and David Cébron), on magnetohydrodynamic simulations.

Please, find the detailed PhD subject in the enclosed file.

Yours sincerely,
David

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David Cébron

Institut des Sciences de la Terre (ISTerre)
Grenoble, France
Tel: +33 (0)4 76 63 52 39 / +33 (0)6 63 37 45 64
http://www.isterre.fr/