|Location:||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Salary:||£30,619 to £39,592 per annum|
|Placed On:||16th March 2023|
|Closes:||14th April 2023|
We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.
The School of Engineering at Newcastle University (NU) is seeking to appoint a PDRA to work on a new EPSRC project in collaboration with the University of Cambridge (UoC). The project will investigate thermodiffusively-unstable lean premixed hydrogen flames with digital and physical twins at NU and UoC, respectively. The aim is to develop improved turbulent-flame modelling necessary to design and develop efficient carbon-free combustors for transportation and power generation with low NOx emissions.
The numerical approach will be to use the Pelesuite of codes to perform Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) with detailed chemistry. A range of high-performance computing (HPC) architectures will be used, including a significant amount of compute time on the national facility Archer2.
As a PDRA, you will be a key member of the team, focussing on developing numerical experiments, data analysis and post-processing. You will be based in Newcastle but will work closely with the team in Cambridge; in particular, to make direct comparisons of DNS data with the physical twin. Turbulent-flame models will be analysed and developed for LES and RANS applications, working with industrial partners. You will be supported in preparing papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals, as well as presenting the work at national and international conferences.
The successful candidate will hold (or be near to completing) a PhD in numerical turbulent fluid mechanics or closely related area; experience of programming/code development will be essential, and experience with turbulent combustion will be advantageous.
For more information about the School of Engineering, and our research, please click here.
We are committed to building and maintaining a fair and inclusive working environment and we would be happy to discuss arrangements for flexible and/or blended working.
The appointment is fixed-term, tenable for 32 months in the first instance from 1st April 2023 and is offered on a full-time basis (37 hours per week).
To apply, please complete an online application and upload a CV and cover letter. Your cover letter is a supporting statement, and you should outline how you meet the essential criteria of the role and evidence this with examples.
For informal queries regarding the role, please contact Dr. Andrew Aspden, Lecturer in Thermo-Fluid Dynamics, at: Andrew.Aspden@newcastle.ac.uk.
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