|Salary:||£27,511 to £40,322 per annum (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30,942 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance|
|Placed On:||23rd June 2022|
|Closes:||22nd July 2022|
Applications are invited for a Research Associate/Fellow in the Fluids and Thermal Engineering Research Group within the Faculty of Engineering. The successful candidate will perform a fundamental research into the turbulent boundary layer over a porous aerofoil, which is associated with the EPSRC funded research grant “Quiet aerofoil with adaptive porous surfaces (QUADPORS)”. This is a multi-disciplinary project jointly carried out by four UK universities, where you will join a dynamic research team at Nottingham with expertise in turbulent flows, drag reduction and flow control.
Background and objectives
Introducing porosity onto an aerofoil has been shown to have a significant influence on the boundary layer and provide significant reduction in its noise radiation. This multi-disciplinary research project is aimed at understanding and exploiting the interactions between porous aerofoils and the boundary layers developing over them for the purpose of optimising noise reductions without compromising aerodynamic performance.
The objective of this research is to understand how the properties of porous materials integrated within an aerofoil can provide an effective manipulation of the turbulent boundary layer in reducing a skin-friction drag. We will also investigate how porous wall sections can delay boundary layer separation under high loading conditions, and to quantify the corresponding effect on noise reduction. We will work closely with the Centre for Additive Manufacturing at the University of Nottingham, who will design and fabricate adaptive porous structures to be integrated in an aerofoil.
Duties and responsibilities
This is a full-time (36.25 Hour), fixed-term position for 12 months. Job share arrangements may considered
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Kwing-So Choi, email kwing-so firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.
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