Research Associate in Mechanical Engineering Thermophysical Modelling

The University of Edinburgh - School of Engineering

College of Science and Engineering

This is a part of a grid-scale energy storage scheme being supported by a BEIS grant and conducted by SynchroStor and the University. The overall system is intended to provide identical function to Pumped Hydro Storage – but uses heat rather than gravity as its storage medium. During the project a proof of concept scheme will be designed and built.

The task is to model heat transfer in various organs of the system. The candidate needs to have good knowledge of thermodynamics and heat transfer.

The successful candidate should have good modelling skills using multi-physics analysis software – such as either Comsol or Ansys CFX. They need to be able to design a model structure, understand boundary conditions, meshing, element types, solution convergence, etc. and they need to be able to use a solid modelling programme such as SolidWorks and have familiarity with the Matlab modelling tool.

The initial contract is 15 months but this may be extended.

Closing Date: 08 May 2018 at 5pm GMT

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