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Issue October 2020

Content

  1. European Association of MagnetoHydroDynamics
  2. PhD Positions at Georgia State University (USA)
  3. Electromagnetic Processing of Materials – EPM2021, June 13-17, 2021 (Riga, Latvia)
  4. PhD on the Transition to Turbulence in Particulate Pipe Flows (Coventry, UK)
  5. Any Other Business
  6. Next Hydromag Newsletter

 


I. European Association of MagnetoHydroDynamics

(from Beatrice Collovati, France)

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We are pleased to announce the establishment of the European Association of MagnetoHydroDynamics (EuMHD https://eumhd.com).

This organization aims to foster the activities carried on by the MHD Community, bridging research institutions, supporting the participation to EU programmes call, contributing to the organization of Conferences and Workshops, setting up training paths on MHD, boosting career prospects of young researchers involved in MHD.

The aim of EuMHD is to make a system with all the subjects in any way involved in MHD research and development, Research Institutions, as well as Journals, Conferences, Newsletters, etc.

The membership registration to EuMHD is open and, in this preliminary phase, is free of cost. For the details, please visit the membership section of the website: https://eumhd.com/sample-page or send an email to info@eumhd.com

 

An open online meeting will be held on November 17th at 3:00 p.m. (CET time) with the following agenda:

  • EuMHD objectives
  • Participation in the next call of EU program COST
  • Participation in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions to support mobility within MHD Community
  • Organization of the first MHD school
  • Collective writing of a textbook on all the fundamental and applicative aspects of MHD

 

To join the event one can register by sending an email to info@eumhd.com with the subject “EuMHD meeting 2020 November 17″ and reporting the following information in the text of the email:

 

Surname

Name

Affiliation

Country

email

 


II. PhD positions at Georgia State University (USA)

(from Jane Pratt, USA)

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The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University (Atlanta, Georgia, USA) invites applications from prospective PhD students interested in magnetohydrodynamics, turbulence, and astrophysical plasmas.  New PhD projects in MHD theory and simulation will focus on modelling the interstellar medium using both local and global simulations.  These projects will use new computer systems at Georgia State University, national and international supercomputers, and data from world-class telescopes.

The deadline for application is January 15th, 2021.  Successful candidates will enter the program in August 2021.  Research assistantships are available.  Prospective students should apply at https://www.phy-astr.gsu.edu/graduate/admissions/.

Inquiries about the program and the application process can be directed to Dr. Jane Pratt (jpratt7(at)gsu.edu).

 


 

III. Electromagnetic Processing of Materials – EPM2021, June 13-17, 2021 (Riga, Latvia)

(from Svetlana Shchanicina, Latvia)

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International conference ELECTROMAGNETIC PROCESSING OF MATERIALS 2021 will take place in Riga Latvia on June 13-17, 2021.

Electromagnetic Processing of Materials (EPM) relates to all branches of materials processing where some benefit could be attained from an electromagnetic influence on the process. This covers traditional areas such as liquid metal processing, metal casting and solidification, induction heating, but also crystal growth from the melt, plasma processes, recycling, separation. The series of EPM conferences was initiated in 1994 by S. Asai (Japan) and M. Garnier (France). It takes place every three years alternating between Europa and Asia (Nagoya 1994, Paris 1997, Nagoya 2000, Lyon 2003, Sendai 2006, Dresden 2009, Beijing 2012, Cannes 2015, Hyogo 2018). The conference is open for any kind of materials processing involving electric or magnetic fields. It intends to bring together people from academic institutions, industry and related equipment manufacturers.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Riga 13-17 June 2021.

Conference website: https://www.epm2021.lu.lv/en/

EPM Summer School for PhD Students: https://www.epm2021.lu.lv/en/welcome/epm-summer-course

Registration is open: https://www.epm2021.lu.lv/en/registration/registration

 

Abstract submission deadline is January 15, 2021

 


IV. PhD on the Transition to Turbulence in Particulate Pipe Flows (Coventry, UK)

(from Alban Potherat, UK)

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A PhD position in experimental fluid mechanics is open at the Centre for Fluid and Complex Systems (FCS), Coventry University, in collaboration with Oxford University, under the joint supervision of Prof. Alban Pothérat, (Coventry University, UK, http://users.complexity-coventry.org/~potherat/ ) and Prof. Tom Mullin (Oxford University).

The topic concerns the experimental study of pipe flows seeded with particles. At high enough flowrates, flows of liquids in pipes become turbulent. The transition process involves complex nonlinear mechanisms that are still not fully understood. Yet predicting, delaying or triggering – in other words controlling –  the onset of turbulence is a pressing need both as one of the fundamental challenges of fluid mechanics and for the vast range of practical problems where the radically different energy and pressure losses incurred in laminar or turbulent flows have drastic consequences.

A more recent angle to this problem emerged with the growing practical importance of flows seeded with particles that can either prevent or induce a transition to turbulence depending on their size and concentration.  The underlying mechanisms were unknown until recently. The centre for Fluid and Complex systems developed a fully transparent pipe flow device of hitherto unmatched accuracy fitted with a unique optical detection device capable of mapping the motion of fluid and particles simultaneously to make the first breakthrough in this problem of fundamental importance. The question now is to understand how the motions of fluid and particles interact in detail, ultimately manipulate this interaction with electric fields and control the transition.  This is precisely the objective of this PhD, that offers a unique opportunity to use and develop cutting edge experimental techniques to tackle one of the great challenges of nonlinear physics, for both fundamental and practical purposes.

The fluid and Complex Systems Research Centre (https://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/areas-of-research/centre-for-fluid-and-complex-systems) gathers fluid dynamicists, physicists and engineers to tackle fundamental, but also real-life problems involving fluids and complexity with mathematical rigour. For example, aside from its more traditional forte in fluid dynamics and statistical physics, the centre is also developing novel approaches in engineering fluid mechanics, flow measurement and socio-physics. The Fluid Dynamics Group currently comprises 15 Staff and PhD students and runs projects combining theory, numerical simulations and experiments, supported by a number of grants from research funding bodies (EPSRC, The Leverhulme Trust, the Royal Society…) and international partnerships. The group forms part of Coventry University’s Mathematics Unit of Assessment (10) for the Research Excellence Framework. 87% of the submission’s output was deemed internationally excellent at REF 2014. The centre prides itself in its active integration of PhD students in its academic life (events, seminars, interaction with its staff) and provides a vibrant international and interdisciplinary environment conducive to the production of world-class research.

Candidates must hold, or be on course for a 1st class Bsc. or Msc. degree in engineering or physics, with previous experimental experience and be motivated to conduct technically advanced experimental projects. Experience in fluid mechanics and/or measurement technology is strongly advised. The position is for a period of 3.5 years and is expected to start in January 2021.

To express interest in this PhD opportunity, please send a CV and a full transcript of academic records to Alban Pothérat (Coventry University, alban.potherat(at)coventry.ac.uk). Informal enquiries are encouraged.


 

V. Other business

(from Alex Pedcenko, UK)

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If you have some interesting stuff to share, please, drop an e-mail, we can share through our http://hydromag.eu website and Twitter: https://twitter.com/HydromagNews

 


 

VI. Next Hydromag Newsletter

 

Will be issued in the middle of December 2020. Please send information you wish to be included in next issue to

a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

not later than 15 of December 2020. If you have an urgent announcement, we can publish at http://hydromag.eu  between the issues.

Please forward any information you may have on MHD-related conferences, meetings, publications, jobs, PhD positions etc.

Thank you,

Alex Pedcenko

Coventry University

 

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Issue#4, 2019

Hydromag Newsletter

Issue No. 4, 2019

 

Dear Colleagues,

Happy New Year!

The ICTAM 2020 abstracts’ deadline is next week (10/01/2020), I’ve been asked to remind you about the following thematic sessions

 

Contents 

  1. ICTAM 2020 – Electro and Magnetohydrodynamics (FM18)
  2. ICTAM 2020 – Turbulence (FM15)
  3. ICTAM 2020 – Flow Instability and Transition (FM08)
  4. SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCES ON MHD AND RELATED TOPICS
  5. NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER

 


I.   ICTAM 2020  in Milano, Session on Electro and Magnetohydrodynamics (FM18): Confirmed invited speakers and deadline for abstracts (10/01/2020)

(from Alban Potherat, Coventry, UK)

 

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce an Electro- and Magnetohydrodynamics Thematic Session for ICTAM 2020 (FM18).

Milano will be hosting the 25th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (25th ICTAM) from 23 to 28 August 2020. This edition will follow the 24th ICTAM held in Montreal in August 2016. ICTAM congresses are organized under the auspices of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) and gather every four years the mechanics community from around the world.

Confirmed invited speakers:

  • Dr Frank STEFANI, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (Germany)
  • Prof. Pedro Ángel VAZQUEZ GONZALEZ, Universidad de Sevilla (Spain)
  • Prof. Greg SHEARD, Monash University (Australia)

The essential information about  ICTAM can be found in the attached flyer, and further details at https://www.ictam2020.org/

Abstract submission begins on 1st – October – 2019, until  January 10th 2019

The congress is organized in thematic sessions, of which them being Electro- and Magnetohydrodynamics (FM18). This session is also a unique opportunity to bring together the EHD and MHD communities, in order to highlight all the scientific ingredients common to these scientific disciplines.

We are welcoming submissions on such topics as

  • liquid metal MHD, both fundamental and applied to industrial problems
  • astro- and geophysical MHD, including planetary interiors, convection and dynamo problems
  • numerical and experimental methods in MHDs,
  • electrohydrodynamic flows in liquids,
  • EHD Microfluidics, spraying and atomization

not excluding other topics on electro- and magneto-hydrodynamics

Please forward this message to colleagues interested in this thematic session or in ICTAM, and do not hesitate to contact us for any questions.

Yours sincerely,

Alban Potherat and Laurent Davoust,

organizers of the Electro- and Magnetohydrodynamics Session.

 


II.   ICTAM 2020: Session on Turbulence (FM15) (deadline 10-01-2020)

 (from Martin Oberlack, Germany:  ictam2020@fdy.tu-darmstadt.de)

 

Dear Colleagues,

The 25th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM2020) will be held in Milan, Italy, August 23-28, 2020. We have been asked to co-chair and organize the Thematic Session FM15 Turbulence.

For this we are pleased to invite you to submit an abstract to the aforementioned Session. An extended abstract has to be uploaded here: https://www.ictam2020.org/abstract-submission.

We are already seeing a very interesting group of internationally renowned speakers, so we expect a very exciting session.

The closing date for extended abstract submission is January 10, 2020. We highly recommend uploading the extended abstracts way before the closing date to avoid a final rush and overload of the website.

We are very much looking forward to meeting you in Milano.

Wishing you happy holidays and a successful new year

Martin Oberlack (TU Darmstadt / Germany) and Peter Frick (Perm State University / Russia)

 


III.    ICTAM 2020: Flow Instability and Transition Thematic Session of ICTAM 2020 (FM08) (deadline 10-01-2020)

 (from Marcello Augusto Faraco de Medeiros and Alex Gelfgat)

 

Dear Colleagues,

This is an announcement of the Flow Instability and Transition Thematic Session of ICTAM 2020.

Milano will have the privilege of hosting the 25th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (25th ICTAM) from 23 to 28 August 2020. This edition will follow the 24th ICTAM held in Montreal in August 2016.

ICTAM congresses are organized under the auspices of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) and gather every four years the mechanics community from around the world.

All the information can be found at https://www.ictam2020.org

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE10/January/2020

The congress is organized in thematic sessions, one of them being Flow Instability and Transition (FM08).

We expect this will be the leading meeting on this topic in 2020.

This Thematic Section has the following confirmed invited speakers:

  • Denis Sipp – ONERA – France
  • Ardeshir Hanif – KTH – Sweden
  • Dwight Barkley – University of Warwick- UK
  • Björn Hof –  IST – Austria

Examples of topics that would be of interest are:

  • Novel experimental and numerical approaches to studies of instability and transition,
  • Instability and transition in shear flows,
  • Instability and transition in flows affected by heat/mass transfer,
  • Instability and transition in compressible flows,

not excluding other topics in transition and instability.

We are sorry if you get multiple copies of this mail.

Please forward this message to colleagues interested in this thematic session or in ICTAM, and do not hesitate to contact us for any questions.

 

Yours sincerely,

Alexander Gelfgat and Marcello Augusto Faraco de Medeiros

organizers of the FM08 Flow Instability and Transition Session

 

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee and of the IUTAM Congress Committee, I would like to let you have my warmest invitation to join us in Milano for the 25th ICTAM.

Alberto Corigliano

President 25th ICTAM

 


IV.    Schedule of Conferences on MHD and Related Topics 

 


V. NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER

Next Hydromag Newsletter will be issued at the end of April 2020. Please send information you wish to be included into this issue to

a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

not later than 15 of April 2020. If you have an urgent announcement, we can publish at http://hydromag.eu between the issues.

Please forward any information you may have on MHD-related conferences, meetings, publications etc.

Thank you,

—–
Alex Pedcenko
Coventry University
Priory Street Coventry
CV1 5FB United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0)24-77658974
e-mail: a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

Issue #3, 2019

Hydromag Newsletter

Issue No. 3, 2019

Content

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  1. ECCOMAS 2020: FLUID MECHANICS OF LIQUID METAL BATTERIES
  2. RESEARCH FELLOW POSITION IN THEORETICAL FLUID MECHANICS AT COVENTRY UNIVERSITY (UK)
  3. SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCES ON MHD AND RELATED TOPICS
  4. NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER

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1. ECCOMAS 2020: FLUID MECHANICS OF LIQUID METAL BATTERIES

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(from Tom Weier, Dresden, Germany)

The joint 14th World Congress in Computational Mechanics and ECCOMAS Congress is expected to be one of the largest computational mechanics and applied mathematics events ever organized with an expected participation from all parts of the globe, representing multiple sectors, academia, industry and government institutions.

Through the organization of minisymposia, it will both cover the latest developments in all aspects of computational mechanics, computational fluid dynamics and applied mathematics in conjunction with industrial needs as well as emerging ones. This congress shall fully engage computational mechanics in the XXI century.

mini-symposium on fluid dynamics of liquid metal batteries (LMB) will be organized in the framework of the ECCOMAS 2020 congress to be held on July 19-24, 2020 in Paris. The proposed minisymposium aims to support the trending interest in the topic of LMBs, to offer a platform for discussion, and to facilitate future collaborations. While the focus shall be on fluid dynamics, lectures on other aspects of LMBs and related devices (e.g., aluminum reduction cells) will be equally welcome and considered to be in the scope of the minisymposium. Topics to be addressed include: mixing and mass transfer, natural convection, magnetohydrodynamic instabilities, electro-vortex flows, electrochemistry of LMBs, scale-up, and grid integration as well as stack design and heat transfer.

Abstracts can be submitted to the conference website after September 15, 2019. Please contact the mini-symposium organizers, Tom Weier, Wietze Herreman and Oleg Zikanov if you have any questions.

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2.  RESEARCH FELLOW POSITION IN THEORETICAL FLUID MECHANICS AT COVENTRY UNIVERSITY (UK)

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Location: Coventry Placed On: 2nd August 2019
Salary: £32,243 to £40,802 per annum Closes: 2nd September 2019
Hours: Full Time Job Ref: REQ007193
Contract Type: Permanent

A Research Fellow position in theoretical fluid mechanics is offered at Coventry University (UK). The project concerns convection under a magnetic field in the so called “tangent cylinder” region of the Earth’s core. Much of the mystery surrounding the Earth’s dynamics (its magnetic field, plate tectonics) lies in the nature of the convective patterns within the Earth’s liquid core, and in particular in the region called the “Tangent Cylinder”. What are the possible convective states under the combined influence of the Earth’s rotation and magnetic field, and how erratic are they? This study is part of a theoretical and experimental research program funded by the prestigious Leverhulme Trust (http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk), that aims at answering these questions. The purpose of this thesis is to theoretically predict the possible nonlinear convective states for the first time. We will then evaluate which of these states are mostly likely to underpin the Earth’s core convection.

The Research Fellow will conduct the theoretical and numerical analysis of the problem under the joint supervision of Prof. Alban Pothérat (http://users.complexity-coventry.org/~potherat/index.html) and Dr Chris Pringle.  The study will seek the possible structure of convection by means of advanced stability theory and branch tracking method, to unveil the possible states. In the frame of the research programme, the work is purely theoretical/numerical and will be conducted in collaboration with an experimental study that will seek to reproduce and visualise these non-linear states in an experimental model of the Earth Core.

Successful candidates are expected to hold a PhD in fluid mechanics or a related discipline and to have demonstrated excellent abilities in mathematics and programming.

The successful candidate will be part the vibrant team of internationally recognised academics and PhD students forming the fluid dynamics group within the Applied Mathematics Research Centre, whose work has been ranked at 83% world-class at the UK’ latest Research Excellence Framework in 2014. This unit is part of the Fluid and Complex Systems Research Centre, and specialises in theoretical and experimental fluid mechanics. It is especially renowned for its work on magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), turbulence, stability and geophysical flows. The group closely collaborates with partner groups in world-leading institutions in Australia, China, France, Germany and the UK.

Informal enquiries are welcome: please forward a CV and academic records to Prof. Alban Pothérat (alban.potherat@coventry.ac.uk).

Refs.:: Laboratory model for the convective patterns in the Tangent Cylinder of the Earth core (Aujogue, Pothérat, Sreenivasan & Debray, 2018, Journal of Fluid Mechanics)

Apply Online

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3. SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCES ON MHD AND RELATED TOPICS

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4. NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER

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will be issued at the end of December 2019. Please send information you wish to be included into this issue to

a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

not later than 20 of December 2019. If you have an urgent announcement, we can publish at http://hydromag.eu between the issues.

—–
Alex Pedcenko
Coventry University
Priory Street Coventry
CV1 5FB United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0)24-77658974
e-mail: a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

Issue No. 2, 2019

Content

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  1. Postdoctoral Research Fellow in MHD (ETH ZURICH)
  2. Postdoctoral Research Fellow on Inertial particles and Turbulence (PARIS)
  3. PHD POSITION AT HZDR (deadline 30/04/2019)
  4. MHD Modelling School 2019
  5. NEW BOOK: Self-Exciting Fluid Dynamos
  6. SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCES ON MHD AND RELATED TOPICS
  7. NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER

I. Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Magnetohydrodynamics (100%)

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(from Andy Jackson, ETH Zürich, Switzerland)

The Earth and Planetary Magnetism Group at the Institute of Geophysics at ETH Zürich studies planetary magnetism with a strong focus on the Earth. Part of our group is devoted to the mechanisms underlying the generation and evolution of the magnetic field of a planet following theoretical, numerical and experimental approaches.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Magnetohydrodynamics (100%)

The position will develop theory and algorithms for the solution of a new class of self-consistent solution to the governing equations of dynamo theory. Depending on background and experience, the fellow will work on one of the following topics: (i) Application of optimal control to the inviscid fluid dynamical equations, together with analytic treatment of viscous effects (ii) Implicit methods of time-stepping (iii) Development of algorithms for anelastic treatment of giant planets. (iv) Understanding geomagnetic reversals. The project is funded by the ERC and the position is for 2 years in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal.

The successful candidate will have a background in mathematics or physical sciences and be expected to (i) carry out his/her own research projects, (ii) co-supervise undergraduate- and graduate-level thesis projects, and (iii) possibly contribute to the teaching of general geophysics courses. We seek a good team-player who can join a small team of about 10 others. Evidence of high performance computing experience is required. The working language of the department is English. At the time of the appointment, the successful candidate must have a doctoral degree in geophysics or a related subject.

We look forward to receiving your online application including the following documents: a full CV, short statement of experience and research interests. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For further information about the group, please visit our website: www.epm.ethz.ch. For further information about the position, please contact Prof Andrew Jackson by e-mail, ajackson@ethz.ch (no applications).

Applications should be made online at

Browser: https://apply.refline.ch/845721/7052/pub/1/index.html

Mobile: https://m.refline.ch/845721/7052/pub/1/index.html

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ETH Zürich

Institut für Geophysik

Sonneggstrasse 5

CH-8092 Zürich

Switzerland

+41 44 633 7349 (work)

+41 79 639 0827 (Mob)


II. Postdoctoral Research Fellow on Inertial particles and Turbulence (100%)

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(from Romain Monchaux, France )

Experimental Post-Doc position: Settling of aerosol in turbulent flows (1/10/2019)

Location : IMSIA (ENSTA, EDF, CEA, CNRS),

Contact : Romain Monchaux (monchaux(at)ensta.fr)

Duration : 1 to 2 years from fall

Application deadline: 30/06/2019

Advert: http://perso.ensta-paristech.fr/~monchaux/2019_ENSTA_Particle_PostDoc.pdf


III. PHD POSITION AT HZDR, GERMANY

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(from Andre Giesecke, HZDR, Germany )

The Institute of Fluid Dynamics at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR, https://www.hzdr.de) invites for applications for a PhD position in the field of experimental fluid dynamics.

The research tasks involve experiments on precessing fluid flows and are essential for the preparation of the large scale dynamo currently under construction at HZDR.

The PhD student will be responsible for running regular experiments at the water precession experiment and will conduct he related measurements. The tasks include an upgrade of the experiment and the involvement in the preparation of the forthcoming dynamo experiments. Intensive cooperation is mandatory with the project partners at Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum (Prof. R. Grauer), where related numerical models are conducted.

The position will be available from 1 July 2019. The employment contract is limited to three years.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Diploma or M.Sc in physics/mechanical engineering or related subjects with very good marks and a profound background in fluid dynamics and/or magnetohydrodynamics
  • experience in the operation of experiments, preferably in the field of fluid dynamics
  • willingness for close cooperation with project partners from Universitaet Bochum who will conduct related numerical studies (includes travel to Bochum 1-2 times a year)
  • scientific approach to research questions, self-dependent working style and excellent written and oral communication skills in English

WE OFFER:

  • high scientific professional networking as well as scientific excellence
  • internationality and diversity
  • interesting and diverse tasks, flexible working hours, salary based on the collective agreement TVöD-Bund
  • equality of opportunity and family-friendly structures, corporate health management
  • attractive work and research terms in a highly motivated team

Kindly submit your completed application (including cover letter, CV, diplomas/transcripts, etc.) by 30 April 2019 online via https://www.hzdr.de/db/Cms?pNid=490&pOid=57754&pContLang=en

Andre Giesecke

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Institute of Fluid Dynamics — Magnetohydrodynamics

Tel.: +49-351-260 2227.


IV. MHD MODELLING SCHOOL 2019

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(from Andris Jakovics, Latvia)

October 14-18 2019

University of Latvia

Riga, Latvia

MHD Modelling PhD-School is a practical hands-on course on simulation of complex liquid metal magnetohydrodynamics processes. The main goal of participants will be to learn to work with open-source software, modifying code and applying it to specific systems with liquid metal flow in electromagnetic field.

The main topics are:

  • Electromagnetic mixing and pumping;
  • Electromagnetic semi-levitation and free surface dynamics;
  • Electrovortical flows;
  • Bubbly flows in magnetic field.

The course has three parts:

  • lectures covering topics from modern experimental techniques to promising MHD applications, as well as introduction to simulation tools and methods;
  • numerical modelling of MHD phenomena using both commercial (ANSYS) and open-source (OpenFOAM, ElmerFEM, getDP, EOF-Library) software;
  • laboratory experiments for demonstration and numerical model validation.

After the introductory lectures participants will be assigned small projects within the abovementioned topics and will present the results at the end of the course.

Organizers

Laboratory for mathematical modelling of environmental and technological processes, University of Latvia (Dr. Andris Jakovics, andris.jakovics@lu.lv)

Institute of Electrotechnology, Leibniz University of Hannover (Prof. Bernard Nacke, nacke@etp.uni-hannover.de)

 

More info: http://www.modlab.lv

Participation fee: 150 EUR (till 20. July), 250 EUR (regular)

Online registration: http://ej.uz/MHD2019


V. NEW BOOK: Self-Exciting Fluid Dynamos

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(by Keith Moffat & Emmanuel Dormy)

Exploring the origins and evolution of magnetic fields in planets, stars and galaxies, this book gives a basic introduction to magnetohydrodynamics and surveys the observational data, with particular focus on geomagnetism and solar magnetism. Pioneering laboratory experiments that seek to replicate particular aspects of fluid dynamo action are also described. The authors provide a complete treatment of laminar dynamo theory, and of the mean-field electrodynamics that incorporates the effects of random waves and turbulence. Both dynamo theory and its counterpart, the theory of magnetic relaxation, are covered. Topological constraints associated with conservation of magnetic helicity are thoroughly explored and major challenges are addressed in areas such as fast-dynamo theory, accretion-disc dynamo theory and the theory of magnetostrophic turbulence. The book is aimed at graduate-level students in mathematics, physics, Earth sciences and astrophysics, and will be a valuable resource for researchers at all levels.

Book website.


VI. SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCES ON MHD AND RELATED TOPICS

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VII. NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER

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will be issued in the middle of August, 2019. Please send information you wish to be included into this issue to

a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

not later than 15 of August 2019. If you have an urgent announcement, we can publish at http://hydromag.eu between the issues.

—–
Alex Pedcenko
Coventry University
Priory Street Coventry
CV1 5FB United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0)24-77658974
e-mail: a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

Issue # 1, 2019

Content

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  1. RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITION AT COVENTRY UNIVERSITY (UK)
  2. PHD POSITION ON ALFVEN WAVES AND MHD TURBLUENCE (GRENOBLE/CNRS/COVENTRY)
  3. PHD POSITION ON MAGNETOCONVECTION BEYOND THE CHANDRASEKHAR LIMIT (GRENOBLE/COVENTRY/ILMENAU)
  4. SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCES ON MHD AND RELATED TOPICS
  5. NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER

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  1. RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POST ON THE NON-LINEAR STATES OF CONVECTION IN THE EARTH CORE FUNDED BY THE LEVERHULME TRUST AT COVENTRY UNIVERSITY (UK)

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(from Alban Potherat, Coventry, UK )

A Research Associate position in theoretical fluid mechanics is offered at Coventry University (UK). The project concerns convection under a magnetic field in the so called “tangent cylinder” region of the Earth’s core. Much of the mystery surrounding the Earth’s dynamics (its magnetic field, plate tectonics) lies in the nature of the convective patterns within the Earth’s liquid core, and in particular in the region called the “Tangent Cylinder”. What are the possible convective states under the combined influence of the Earth’s rotation and magnetic field, and how erratic are they? This thesis is part of a theoretical and experimental research program funded by the prestigious Levehulme Trust (http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk), that aims at answering these questions. The purpose of this thesis is to theoretically predict the possible nonlinear convective states for the first time. We will then evaluate which of these states are mostly likely to underpin the Earth’s core convection.

The Research Associate will conduct the theoretical and numerical analysis of the problem under the joint supervision of Prof. Alban Pothérat (http://users.complexity-coventry.org/~potherat/index.html) and Dr Chris Pringle. The study will seek the possible structure of convection by means of advanced stability theory and branch tracking method, to unveil the possible states. In the frame of the research program, the work is purely theoretical/numerical and will be conducted in collaboration with an experimental study that will seek to reproduce and visualise these non-linear states in an experimental model of the Earth Core. Successful candidates are expected to hold a PhD in fluid mechanics or a related discipline, and to have demonstrated excellent abilities in mathematics and programming. The successful candidate will be part the vibrant team of internationally recognised academics and PhD students forming the fluid dynamics group within the Applied Mathematics Research Centre, whose work has been ranked at 83% world-class at the UK’ latest Research Excellence Framework in 2014. This unit is part of the Flow Measurement and Fluid Mechanics Research Centre, specialises in theoretical and experimental fluid mechanics. It is especially renowned for its work on magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), turbulence, stability and geophysical flows. The group closely collaborates with partner groups in world-leading institutions in Australia, China, France, Germany and the UK.

Informal enquiries are welcome: please forward a CV and academic records to Prof. Alban Pothérat (alban.potherat(at)coventry.ac.uk).

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  1. PHD ON ALFVEN WAVES AND MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC TURBLUENCE AT GRENOBLE UNIVERSITY/CNRS/COVENTRY UNIVERSITY

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(from Alban Potherat, Coventry, UK )

Under the joint supervision of Alban Pothérat, (LnCMI Lab/CNRS and Coventry University) (http://users.complexity-coventry.org/~potherat/), Laurent Davoust (Grenoble-INP, SIMAP Lab) and François Debray (LnCMI/CNRS).

Applications are invited for a PhD (possibly including an MSC internship) in experimental fluid mechanics at the LNCMI-G (Grenoble High Magnetic Field Laboratory, http://lncmi.cnrs.fr/?lang=en). The topic concerns the experimental study of turbulence in liquid metals in a very high magnetic field. Turbulence is one of the major challenges of classical physics. Here, we seek to understand the role played by the propagation of magneto-mechanical waves (called Alfven waves) in the statistical and dissipative properties of turbulence and in its transition between two- and three-dimensional states. This type turbulence plays a key role in the dynamics of a number of astrophysical, geophysical, amongst which stellar accretion disks, planetary interiors but is also suspected to appear in engineering problems such as the cooling of nuclear fusion reactors. Until now, Alfven waves have been difficult to reproduce in laboratories because of the extreme conditions in which they appear (high Reynolds numbers and/or high magnetic fields).

The PhD student will be conducting an experimental project during which a turbulent flow is generated within a experimental device filled with liquid metal and placed inside of one the large magnets available at LNCMI in Grenoble, which are capable of producing some of the strongest magnetic fields in the world. In the extreme fields available at LNCMI, the electromagnetic force becomes propagative on the top being diffusive (propagation of Alfvén waves). The goal of this PhD is to use this unique combination of features to reproduce in the laboratory some of the mechanisms that occur in astrophysical or planetary systems and in the context of nuclear energy production, so as to understand them in detail.

The flow will be diagnosed by means of advanced metrology techniques such as ultrasound velocimetry and electric potential mapping. The PhD student will be in charge of running and improving the experimental device, interpreting the results so as to better understand the observed flow regimes. The combination of extreme magnetic fields and this unique experimental device developed by our joint team in Coventry and Grenoble offers for the first time a possibility to extensively map astrophysical and planetary phenomena that have been extremely difficult to probe direclty until now.

Applicants are required to hold, or be on course for an MSc in fluid mechanics or related speciality (Mathematics or Physics). To apply please forward complete academic records and CV to Alban Pothérat (Coventry University, alban.potherat(at)coventry.ac.uk, +44(0)2476 88 88 65), Laurent Davoust (Grenoble-INP, +33(0)476825206, Laurent.Davoust(at)simap.grenoble-inp.fr ) or Francois Debray, LNCMI (francois.debray(at)lncmi.cnrs.fr, +33(0)476 88 12 44). Informal contacts per phone or email are recommended.

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  1. MSc+PhD ON MAGNETOCONVECTION BEYOND THE CHANDRASEKHAR LIMIT

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(from Alban Potherat, Coventry, UK )

Under the joint supervision of
Alban Pothérat, (Coventry University, UK, http://users.complexity-coventry.org/~potherat/),
Jörg Schumacher (Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany, https://www.tu-ilmenau.de/tsm/ ),
François Debray (LNCMI/CNRS Grenoble, France, http://lncmi-g.grenoble.cnrs.fr/)

A PhD position in experimental fluid mechanics is open at the High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Grenoble (CNRS/ France). The topic concerns the experimental study of Rayleigh-Bénard convection under the influence of high magnetic fields. This type of convection plays a crucial role in numerous natural and industrial processes: for example in the tachocline layer of the Sun, in the liquid core of the Earth, but also in material processing such as the pulling of silicon ingots or the continuous casting of metallic alloys. In general, magnetic fields introduce a dissipative mechanism through the Joule effect which tends to damp, or even suppress convection. This has an impact on characteristic patterns that form in a convective flow. Chandrasekhar (Physics Nobel Prize 1983) derived the theoretical value of the critical Rayleigh number beyond which convection survives for a given magnetic field in the ideal case of a fluid layer confined between two infinite planes. Nevertheless, when lateral walls are present, convective plumes could potentially persist below this limit and thus locally promote enhanced heat fluxes.

This effect has, until now, never been observed in the laboratory, partly because typical electrically conducting fluids are opaque and thus hard to probe. The purpose of this PhD project is to observe the impact of strong magnetic fields on the formation of convective structures and to characterise these states and their possible transition into turbulent convection. For this, the student will be taking advantage of a new technique recently developed by the groups in Coventry and Grenoble, which consists of using a weakly conducting but transparent electrolyte placed in very high magnetic fields. This technique makes it possible to obtain precise maps of the velocity fields by means of advanced optical measurement methods using laser imaging technology (such as Particle Image Velocimetry or Laser Doppler Anemometry).

The PhD student will be in charge of this experimental project and will collaborate with theoreticians from TU Ilmenau in Germany who will be conducting numerical simulations of this problem in parallel, to compare the results.

Candidates must have a master degree in engineering or physics (300 ECTS credit points) and be motivated to conduct technically advanced experimental projects. Experience in fluid mechanics and/or measurement technology is welcomed. The PhD will benefit from a Co-tutelle between Coventry University (UK) and TU Ilmenau (Germany) leading to a PhD award in each university. The work will be physically based in the laboratory in Grenoble (France) for most of the time with extended stays at sites in the UK and Germany. The position runs for a period of three years and is expected to start in spring 2019.

To apply, please send a CV and a full transcript of academic records to:
Alban Pothérat (Coventry University, alban.potherat(at)coventry.ac.uk)
Jörg Schumacher (TU Ilmenau, joerg.schumacher(at)tu-ilmenau.de)
Francois Debray (LNCMI, francois.debray(at)lncmi.cnrs.fr ).

Informal enquiries are welcome. Please contact Alban Pothérat (+44 2476 88 88 65), Jörg Schumacher (+49 3677 69-2428) TU Ilmenau, or François Debray (+33 4 76 88 12 44), LNCMI.

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a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

not later than 15 of April 2019. If you have an urgent announcement, we can publish at http://hydromag.eu between the issues.

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Coventry University
Priory Street Coventry
CV1 5FB United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0)24-77658974
e-mail: a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

Issue No. 1, 2018

 

Hydromag Newsletter

Issue No. 1, 2018

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  1. POSITION AT RIO-TINTO: MODELLING ENGINEER (MHD/CFD)
  2. Ph.D. FELLOWSHIP ON THE NON-LINEAR STATES OF CONVECTION IN THE EARTH CORE AT COVENTRY UNIVERSITY (UK)
  3. Ph.D IN THEORETICAL FLUID MECHANICS ON QUASI-TWO DIMENSIONAL ATMOSPHERIC FLOWS AT COVENTRY UNIVERSITY (UK) – MONASH UNIVERSITY (AUSTRALIA)
  4. SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCES ON MHD AND RELATED TOPICS
  5. NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER

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  1. POSITION AT RIO-TINTO: MODELLING ENGINEER (MHD/CFD)
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    (from Benoit Bardet, France )

Modelling Engineer

•    Great opportunity to work for a global company at the forefront of mining
•    Excellent work culture where people are valued and respected
•    Develop your potential at our operations in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and metals group that focuses on finding, mining, processing and marketing the earth’s mineral resources.
We have been in business for more than 140 years and remain focused on the long term. We’re committed to sustainable and innovative ways to do business, deliver results and build a great work environment. It’s how we grow – it’s how you grow.

We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organisation and fulfilling career.

The opportunity

We are looking for a Modelling Engineer to support the development of new technologies. As part of our research laboratory on manufacturing (LRF), the modelling team is at the heart of the electrolysis development activity for Group Plants and Technology Sales. The modelling team is composed of 4 engineers within a global team with a centre in Canada. Its mission is to design technical solutions that improve the performance of industrial cells — a world leading
technology in the Aluminium industry (AP18, AP30, AP50), and to support the development of innovative technologies. The design of these cells relies on high-level modelling tools developed through partnerships with world-class universities.

Rio Tinto is a global leader in aluminium, one of the world’s most widely used metals. Active in the sector for more than 110 years, we operate large-scale, high-quality bauxite mines and alumina refineries; alongside the world’s most modern and competitive aluminium smelters portfolio. Our industry leadership includes our benchmark smelting technology and enviable hydropower position, key strengths in today’s carbon-constrained world.

As part of the Technology and Project Development Group, the LRF develops the word-leading electrolysis technology for aluminium. It is located at Saint Jean de Maurienne in French Savoie region, less than an hour drive from Chambéry and Grenoble.

What the job entails

To support the development of new technologies, the Modelling Engineer MHD/CFD (Magneto Hydro Dynamic / Computational Fluid Dynamic) will be in
charge of developing modelling tools and producing and coordinating studies in this field. The incumbent will develop globally a network of external partners (Universities, companies specialised in MHD/CFD).

Reporting to the Modelling Manager, you will be:

•    Developing or coordinating the development of MHD/CFD modelling tools
•    Producing or piloting the delivery of technical studies aiming at improving or developing existing or new processes
•    Participating actively in a network of global partners in the field of MHD/CFD
•    Supporting all tests led by our R&D teams in the field
•    Analysing client requests, understanding their  needs and establishing a project management strategy with clients
•    Managing priorities (the influence of internal and external clients with different objectives can impact the R&D programme and delay the implementation of solutions)
•    Proposing innovative ideas and technical expertise, including identifying ways to capture and use this expertise
•    Applying new methods to produce new ideas
•    Interacting constantly with modelling team members (LRF and CRDA (Canada),  the Senior Technology Advisor and the Electrolysis Programme Director
•    Maintaining robust relationships with the managers of Technology Sales and internal clients
•    Collaborating with other departments of LRF (especially engineering) and different project managers
•    Collaborating with teams responsible for the development of cells (technological platform)
•    Collaborating with external partners (vendors and world-class universities)

What you will need for this role

To succeed in this role, you will have:

•    Engineering degree (Master or Ph.D.)
•    5 to 10 years of modelling experience ideally in MHD/CFD
•    Advanced knowledge of digital modelling codes ( thermal transfer, mechanics of fluids, magneto-hydrodynamic)
•    Analytical skills
•    Good communication skills in a multicultural and international environment
•    Disciplined and autonomous
•    French and English proficiency

After having deepened his/her modelling experience, the incumbent will be able to progress towards more operational roles in R&D or plant (plant tests, method engineer…) in the longer term.

Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions.

If you would like to know more about careers at Rio Tinto, you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or join us on LinkedIn.

Apply Online at https://riotinto.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=18245

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  1. Ph.D. FELLOWSHIP ON THE NON-LINEAR STATES OF CONVECTION IN THE EARTH CORE AT COVENTRY UNIVERSITY (UK)
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    (from Alban Potherat, UK )

LEVERHULME TRUST Ph.D. FELLOWSHIP ON THE NON-LINEAR STATES OF CONVECTION IN THE EARTH CORE AT COVENTRY UNIVERSITY (UK)

A Ph.D. position in theoretical fluid mechanics is offered at Coventry University (UK). The project concerns convection under a magnetic field in the so called “tangent cylinder” region of the Earth’s core. Much of the mystery surrounding the Earth’s dynamics (its magnetic field, plate tecnonics) lies in the nature of the convective patterns within the Earth’s liquid core, and in particular in the region called the “Tangent Cylinder”. What are the possible convective states under the combined influence of the Earth’s rotation and magnetic field, and how erratic are they? This thesis is part of a theoretical and experimental research
program funded by the prestigious Levehulme Trust (http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk), that aims at answering these questions. The purpose of this thesis is to theoretically predict the possible nonlinear convective states for the first time. We will then evaluate which of these states are mostly likely to underpin the Earth’s core convection.
The student will conduct the theoretical and numerical analysis of the problem under the joint supervision of Prof. Alban Pothérat (http://users.complexity-coventry.org/~potherat/index.html) and Dr Chris Pringle. The study will seek the possible structure of convection by means of advanced stability theory and branch tracking method, to unveil the possible states. In the frame of the research program, the PhD work will be conducted in collaboration with an experimental study that will seek to reproduce and visualise these non-linear states in an experimental model of the Earth Core.

Successful candidates are expected to hold or be on course for a MSc or equivalent, in fluid mechanics or a related discipline (Physics/Mathematics), and to have demonstrated excellent abilities in mathematics and programming. Applicants having validated the theoretical part of their Masters and needing an internship to validate their Masters degree are encouraged to apply too. The student will receive a net, tax-free bursary of £15k per annum.

The successful candidate will be part the vibrant team of internationally recognised academics and PhD students forming the fluid dynamics group within the Applied Mathematics Research Centre, whose work has been ranked at 87% world-class at the UK’ latest Research Excellence Framework in 2014. This unit is part of the Flow Measurement and Fluid Mechanics Research Centre, specialises in theoretical and experimental fluid mechanics. It is especially renowned for its work on magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), turbulence, stability and geophysical flows,. The group closely collaborates with partner groups in world-leading institutions in Australia, China, France, Germany and the UK.

Informal enquiries are welcome: please forward a CV and academic records to Prof. Alban Pothérat (Coventry University, alban.potherat@coventry.ac.uk).

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    1. Ph.D IN THEORETICAL FLUID MECHANICS ON QUASI-TWO DIMENSIONAL ATMOSPHERIC FLOWS AT COVENTRY UNIVERSITY (UK) – MONASH UNIVERSITY (AUSTRALIA)

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(from Alban Potherat, UK)

Applications are invited to apply for a PhD studentship in theoretical fluid mechanics, as part of the Applied Mathematics Research Centre (http://complexity-coventry.org/home/) at Coventry University. This PhD is to develop mathematical models for quasi-two dimensional flows in collaboration with Monash University in Melbourne, Australia (http://sheardlab.org).

Flow patterns observed in planetary atmospheres such as the hexagonal structures at Saturn’s north poles, or large patterns in the Earth’s atmosphere are so much wider (>1000 km) than they are thick (a few km) that they are almost two-dimensional (2D) objects. Even though their fine structure involves complex three-dimensional phenomena, their evolution within the global structure of the atmosphere can be expected to be reasonably well represented by 2D equations of motion. Simulating these events with 2D equation requires so much less computational power than the full 3D equations that they open such
possibilities as simulating entire planetary atmospheres in a single computation, or studying the very long-term evolution of these structures. Yet, to be physically accurate, these 2D equations still need to account for some of the 3D effects due to planetary rotation and curvature, ground friction, and other phenomena such as the transfer of heat to and within the atmosphere. The purpose of the project is to mathematically derive such 2D models from the full 3D equations and, by means of numerical simulations and stability analsysis, understand the mechanisms driving large atmospheric patterns, possibly at the scale of the entire planet. The 2D models will also be used to simulate laboratory-scale experiments where these mechanisms could be reproduced and where the
models themselves could be validated.

Successful candidates are expected to hold or be on course for a MSc or equivalent, with a grade of 70% or above, in fluid mechanics or a related discipline (Physics/ Engineering/ Mathematics), and to have demonstrated excellent abilities in mathematics and programming. Applicants having validated the theoretical part of their Masters and needing an internship to validate their Masters degree are encouraged to apply too. The student will receive a tax-free bursary of £15k per annum.

The successful candidate will be part the vibrant team of internationally recognised academics and PhD students forming the fluid dynamics group within the Applied Mathematics Research Centre, whose worked has been ranked at 87% world-class at the UK Research Excellence Framework in 2014. AMRC is especially renowned for its work on magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), turbulence, stability and geophysical flows. The group closely collaborates with partner groups in worldleading institutions in Australia, China, France, Germany and the UK. This specific project is part of a collaborative program between Coventry and Monash Universities funded by the British Royal Society, and offers the student an opportunity to travel and work in Melbourne during their PhD.

Informal enquiries are welcome: please forward a CV and academic records to Prof. Alban Pothérat (Coventry University, alban.potherat@coventry.ac.uk) or Dr. Greg Sheard, Monash University (greg.sheard@monash.edu.au). The position will be open until a suitable candidate is found.

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    1. NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER

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will be issued in the end of April, 2018. Please send
information you wish to be included into this issue to

 a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

not later than 20 of April, 2018.

If you have an urgent announcement, we can publish at http://hydromag.eu between the
issues.

 

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Alex Pedcenko
Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry CV1 5FB
United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0)24-77658974
e-mail: a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

Hydromag Newsletter #3.1 Special Issue, 2017

Special Issue August, 2017

Content provided by our colleagues at HZDR, Dresden, Germany


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  1. LIMTECH Award Winner 2017
  2. Final LIMTECH Colloquium and International Symposium on Liquid Metal Technologies
  3. PhD position available at HZDR
  4. NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER


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  1. LIMTECH Award Winner 2017
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    The International LIMTECH Young Scientist Award 2017 for outstanding scientific contributions in the field of liquid metal technologies was awarded to

Dr. Karspars Dadzis (IKZ Berlin).

The award is funded by the Helmholtz association of German research centres and will be handed over at the Final LIMTECH Colloquium in Dresden (see below).

More details on the award can be found at: https://www.hzdr.de/db/Cms?pNid=3650

 

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  1. Final LIMTECH Colloquium and International Symposium on Liquid Metal Technologies
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    At the end of its the 5-year funding period, the HELMHOLTZ alliance LIMTECH will hold its Final Colloquium and International Symposium on Liquid Metal Technologies in Dresden on Sept. 19-20, 2017.

The agenda of the meeting and further information on the LIMTECH alliance can be found here:

https://www.hzdr.de/db/Cms?pOid=51951&pNid=3418

https://www.hzdr.de/db/Cms?pNid=2920

Anybody interested in attending the meeting is highly welcome, but is requested to register in advance. Despite the schedule of oral presentations is already fixed, additional poster presentations are welcome! Please register participation and posters by email to Gerd Mutschke <g.mutschke(at)hzdr.de> before September 1, 2017.


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  1. PhD Position available at HZDR on:Experimental investigation of turbulent convection in liquid metals

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Many turbulent flows in nature and technical applications are driven by temperature differences. The aim of this project is to investigate such a turbulent convection in a laboratory set-up using liquid metal. The goal is to reveal the structure and the dynamics of the large scale circulation as well as the dynamics near the boundary layers. Therefore, different measuring techniques as the ultrasound Doppler velocimetry and the contactless inductive flow tomography are available. The experiments are supported by high performance numerical simulations from a project partner. The combined investigation will create a new milestone in the deep understanding of turbulent convection in liquid metals and their numerous applications in geo- and astrophysics as well as technical systems.

Requirements:

  • Diploma or M.Sc in Physics, mechanical engineering or equivalent.
  • Comprehensive technical skills and physical understanding.

Tasks:

  • design of a cylindrical Rayleigh-Bénard convection cell -simultaneous measurements of velocity field, temperature field  and heat flux inside the convection
  • analysis of the three-dimensional structure and the dynamics of the  “large scale circulation”
  • comparison of the results to direct numerical simulations done by a  project partner
  • scientific publishing

 

The position is available from Oct. 1, 2017. For further information, please contact Tobias Vogt (t.vogt(at)hzdr.de) or Sven Eckert (s.eckert(at)hzdr.de)

 

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will be issued in the middle of October, 2017. Please send information you wish to be included into this issue to

                a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

not later than 16 of October, 2016.

If you have an urgent announcement, we can publish at http://hydromag.eu between the issues.

 

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Alex Pedcenko
Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry CV1 5FB
United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0)24-77658974
e-mail: a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

Hydromag Newsletter #3, 2017

Issue No. 3, 2017

Content

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  1. RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITION IN COVENTRY – FLOW MEASUREMENT AND FLUID MECHANICS RESEARCH CENTRE (DEADLINE 19/07/17)
  2. FIFTY YEARS AFTER ROBERTS’ MHD: DYNAMOS AND PLANETARY FLOWS TODAY (PHR17)
  3. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MAGNETO-SCIENCE 2017 (OCTOBER, 2017)
  4. CONGRATULATIONS TO ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY PRIZE LAUREATE (a.k.a. KÉLIG AUJOGUE)!
  5. SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCES ON MHD AND RELATED TOPICS
  6. NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER

 

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  1. RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITION IN COVENTRY – FLOW MEASUREMENT AND FLUID MECHANICS RESEARCH CENTRE (closing 19/07/17)
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    (from Alban Potherat, Coventry, UK )
    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 the
    aim of adapting already existing numerical tools from the Newtonian
    problem, and developing entirely new ones. See full details here. Applications closes on 19th July 2017.

 

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  1. PHR17 CONFERENCE: FIFTY YEARS AFTER ROBERTS’ MHD: DYNAMOS AND PLANETARY FLOWS TODAY (PHR17)
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    (from Andrew Jackson, ETH Zurich)
    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of the seminal work “An Introduction to Magnetohydrodynamics” (Longman’s, 1967) by P.H. Roberts, there will be a 2 day conference in London.This conference will take place at the Royal Astronomical Society, Piccadilly, London on 16-17 November, 2017.

    The honoured guest will be Paul Roberts FRS, who will also speak.

    It is fifty years since Paul Roberts FRS set down the fundamentals of
    magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) in his seminal book. New results have
    recently emerged from numerical dynamos, theoretical analyses, planetary
    missions to Mercury and Jupiter and liquid metal experiments. Here we
    wish to bring together theoreticians, numericists and experimentalists
    to discuss the frontiers of dynamo theory and fluid flows in planetary
    contexts.

    There will be a series of invited talks.

    Financial support
    In order for Research Students and Early Career Postdocs to attend, there is a limited number
    of registration waivers available. Please write to  A Jackson with a short case for support by 11 August.

    Poster submissions are requested (limited in number due to space), on all topics concerned with fluid dynamics and MHD.
    These can be submitted at the same time as registration.

    More details can be found on the website
    jupiter.ethz.ch/~ajackson/phr17/phr17.html

    Contact for queries: ajackson(at)ethz.ch

    The meeting is organised with the support of the Royal Astronomical Society.

    Andrew Jackson (ETH Zurich)

    Jonathan Aurnou (UCLA)

    ETH ZürichInstitut für Geophysik
    Sonneggstrasse 5

    CH-8092 Zürich

    Switzerland



 

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    1. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MAGNETO-SCIENCE 2017 (OCTOBER, 2017)

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(from Anne-Lise Daltin, Reims, France)

October 23- 27, 2017: International Conference on Magneto-Science 2017

The international Conference on Magneto-Science 2017 (ICMS 2017) will be held on October 23- 27, 2017, Reims, France. First conference on Magneto-Science was held in 2005 (Yokohama).

The
success at Yokohama was followed by conferences at Hiroshima in 2007,
Nijimegen in 2009, Shanghai and Xi’an in 2011, Bordeaux in 2013 and
Matsumoto in 2015.

ICMS 2017 will cover magnetic field effects on
materials and processes in physics, chemistry, and biology, especially
from the view point of “Colloids and Interface Science”. Topics and
keywords are as follows.

Papers on the following topics are welcome:

      • Magnetic processing of materials ;
      • Magnetic control of structures, properties, and functions ;
      • Chemical reactions and processes under magnetic fields ;
      • Analytical aspect of magnetic fields ;
      • Magnetic separation science and technology ;
      • Interactions between water systems and magnetic fields ;
      • Colloids and interface science under magnetic fields ;
      • Magnetic levitation and microgravity ;
      • Generation and application of various magnetic fields ;
      • Others relating to magnetics and magnetic fields.

The registration fee (early registration – Full participants : 600 EURStudents : 400 EUR) includes all conference sessions, congress materials, and include welcome cocktail, banquet and excursion to Epernay and cellars.

Important date : submission of abstractsJuly 30, 2017

Supporting organization:

Université de Reims Champagne Ardenne

International Organizing Committee of ICMS

International scientific committee:

      • Eric Beaugnon (Grenoble, France), Chairperson
      • Noriyuki Hirota (Tsukuba, Japan), Vice Chairperson
      • Andreas Bund (Dresden, Germany)
      • Peter C. M. Christianen (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
      • Richard J. A. Hill (Nottingham, UK)
      • Peter J. Hore (Oxford, UK)
      • Tsunehisa Kimura (Kyoto, Japan)
      • Sumio Ozeki (Matsumoto, Japan)
      • Zhongming Ren (Shanghai, China)
      • Justin Schwartz (Tallahassee, USA)
      • Peng Shang (Xian, China)
      • Dmitri V. Stass (Novosibirsk, Russia)
      • James M. Valles, Jr. (Providence, USA)

International advisory board of ICMS:

      • Michael D. Coey (Dublin, Ireland)
      • Jan Kees Maan (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
      • Yoshifumi Tanimoto (Osaka, Japan)
      • James Torbet (Grenoble, France)
      • Robert F. Tournier (Grenoble, France)
      • Hitoshi Wada (Kashiwa, Japan)
      • Masuhiro Yamaguchi (Yokohama, Japan)

Local organizing committe :

      • Jean-Paul Chopart (Reims, France), Organizer
      • Anne-Lise Daltin (Reims, France), Vice-organizer
      • Noriyuki Hirota (Tsukuba, Japan)
      • Iwao Mogi (Sendai, Japan)
      • Martine Noël (Reims, France)
      • Jean-Marc Patat (Reims, France)
      • Ophélie Riou (Reims, France)
      • Mathilde Stübner (Reims, France)

 

Further information on the following website : – www.univ-reims.fr/minisite_140/home/icms2017-in-reims,20366,35041.html

Registration : – www.univ-reims.fr/minisite_140/register/register,21053,35075.html

E-mail your questions to icms2017@univ-reims.fr

 

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Thanks,

Best regards,

Anne-Lise DALTIN

 

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  1. CONGRATULATIONS TO ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY PRIZE LAUREATE
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    (from Alban Potherat, Coventry, UK )
    Congratulations to Kélig Aujogue, Royal Astronomical Society, Patricia Tomkins Prize winner!The prize for the best thesis in instrumentation science for astronomy and geophysics is awarded to Dr Kélig Aujogue, for the thesis entitled ‘Little Earth Experiment: A Journey toward the Earth’s Tangent Cylinder’.

    Kélig completed his PhD at Coventry University, and carried on
    the experimental campaign at the Laboratoire National des Champs
    Magnétiques Intenses (LNCMI) in Grenoble, France, where he was
    using a 10 Tesla magnet. His aim is to keep investigating experimentally
    the dynamo process in the Earth’s core by introducing non-conventional
    techniques for flow analysis to geophysics.

 

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    1. SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCES ON MHD AND RELATED TOPICS

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    1. NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER

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will be issued in the middle of October, 2017. Please send
information you wish to be included into this issue to

 a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

not later than 16 of October, 2016.

If you have an urgent announcement, we can publish at http://hydromag.eu between the
issues.

 

—–
Alex Pedcenko
Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry CV1 5FB
United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0)24-77658974
e-mail: a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

Hydromag Newsletter #3, 2017

 

Royal Astronomical Society Prize Won

Congratulations to Kélig Aujogue !

Patricia Tomkins Prize

The prize for the best thesis in instrumentation science for astronomy and geophysics is awarded to Dr Kélig Aujogue, for the thesis entitled ‘Little Earth Experiment: A Journey toward the Earth’s Tangent Cylinder’.

Kélig completed his PhD at Coventry University, and carried on the experimental campaign at the Laboratoire National des Champs Magnétiques Intenses (LNCMI) in Grenoble, France, where he was using a 10 Tesla magnet. His aim is to keep investigating experimentally the dynamo process in the Earth’s core by introducing non-conventional techniques for flow analysis to geophysics.

Aujogue K - Patricia Tomkins

Dr Kélig Aujogue, winner of the 2016 Patricia Tomkins Prize

16-11-2017: Fifty years after Roberts’ MHD: Dynamos and planetary flows today (PHR17)

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from Andrew Jackson (ETH Zurich)

 

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of the seminal work “An Introduction to Magnetohydrodynamics” (Longman’s, 1967)
by P.H. Roberts, there will be a 2 day conference in London.

This conference will take place at the Royal Astronomical Society, Piccadilly, London on 16-17 November, 2017.

The honoured guest will be
Paul Roberts FRS

 

 

 

 

 

who will also speak.

It is fifty years since Paul Roberts FRS set down the fundamentals of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) in his seminal book. New results have recently emerged from numerical dynamos, theoretical analyses, planetary missions to Mercury and Jupiter and liquid metal experiments. Here we wish to bring together theoreticians, numericists and experimentalists to discuss the frontiers of dynamo theory and fluid flows in
planetary contexts.

There will be a series of invited talks.

Financial support
In order for Research Students and Early Career Postdocs to attend, there is a limited number
of registration waivers available. Please write to  A Jackson with a short case for support by 11 August.

Poster submissions are requested (limited in number due to space), on all topics concerned with fluid dynamics and MHD.
These can be submitted at the same time as registration.

More details can be found on the website
jupiter.ethz.ch/~ajackson/phr17/phr17.html

Contact for queries: ajackson(at)ethz.ch

The meeting is organised with the support of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Andrew Jackson (ETH Zurich)
Jonathan Aurnou (UCLA)

ETH ZürichInstitut für Geophysik

Sonneggstrasse 5

CH-8092 Zürich

Switzerland