PhD Student - Numerical investigation of soot formation in aero engine combustors (R1)

Job Reference

269_21_CASE_PT_R1

Position

PhD Student - Numerical investigation of soot formation in aero engine combustors (R1)

Data de tancament

Dijous, 30 Setembre, 2021
Reference: 269_21_CASE_PT_R1
Job title: PhD Student - Numerical investigation of soot formation in aero engine combustors (R1)

 

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The Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) is the leading supercomputing center in Spain. It houses MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, and is a hosting member of the PRACE European distributed supercomputing infrastructure. The mission of BSC is to research, develop and manage information technologies in order to facilitate scientific progress. BSC combines HPC service provision and R&D into both computer and computational science (life, earth and engineering sciences) under one roof, and currently has over 700 staff from 49 countries.

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Context And Mission
 
The design of modern combustion systems needs to address challenges in aspects related to global efficiency, reduction of pollutant emissions, major flexibility of operation and reduction of thermo-acoustic instabilities. The use of numerical simulations as a tool for design is growing in the last decade as more computing power is becoming available. The proposed project is focused on the development of physical models and advanced numerical simulations of turbulent flames under conditions of interest for gas turbines. The main objective of the project is to develop a modelling strategy using CFD simulations for the prediction of soot in terms of chemical evolution and particle formation in conditions relevant to aero engine operation. The model developments are based on the use of detailed chemical kinetics for kerosene surrogates, and advanced combustion and spray models validated with reference experiments. It includes the development of efficient algorithms for the coupling of soot particles with gas phase dynamics allowing the use of large-scale applications with high computational efficiency.
 
 
Key Duties
 
  • The candidate will be focused on the study of soot formation from DNS and LES perspectives, and the integration of the soot models in the context of flamelet methods. The work departs from the validation of the turbulent combustion model at conditions representative of aero engine operation up to the simulation of spray flames with soot in complex geometries. The project is defined in order to use high-fidelity numerical simulations to predict complex fluid phenomena in modern and new generation combustion systems. It takes place in the context of a scientific and industrial framework aiming to enhance the accuracy, flexibility, user decision and applicability of numerical tools for industrial design.
 
Requirements
 
  • Education
    • The candidate should hold an Engineering Degree in Aerospace, Aeronautics or Mechanical Engineering with interest in turbulence and combustion.
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • General knowledge on fluid mechanics, LES, numerical methods, soot, combustion chemistry are expected. Computational skills and parallel programming for HPC are not necessary, but will be considered an asset.
  • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Computational skills and parallel programming for HPC are not necessary, but will be considered an asset.
  • Competences
    • Ability to work independently and make decisions
    • Fluency in English is essential, Spanish is welcome
 
Conditions
 
  • The position will be located at BSC within the CASE Department
  • We offer a full-time contract, a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible working hours, extensive training plan, tickets restaurant, private health insurance, fully support to the relocation procedures
  • Duration: Temporary - 3 years renewable
  • Salary: we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in Barcelona
  • Starting date: 01/09/2021
 
Applications Procedure
 
All applications must include:

  • A Cover Letter with a statement of interest in English, including two contacts for further references - Applications without this document will not be considered

  • A full CV in English including contact details


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Deadline
 
The vacancy will remain open until suitable candidate has been hired. Applications will be regularly reviewed and potential candidates will be contacted.
 
Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment
 
BSC-CNS is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable state or local law.

 

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