CFD Research Associate/ Fellow – Aero-Engine Oil Systems (Fixed-term)

Nottingham, United Kingdom
£27025 to £39609 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30,395 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance
Nov 08, 2019
Nov 13, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Reference ENG355319 Closing Date Tuesday, 12th November 2019 Job Type Research Department Engineering Salary £27025 to £39609 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30,395 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance
Applications are invited to develop research programmes on two-phase flow modelling for aero-engine oil systems. The person(s) appointed will join the University of Nottingham's Gas Turbines and Transmissions Research Centre (G2TRC) working on a range of projects the majority of which are for the Rolls Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) in Gas Turbine Transmission Systems. G2TRC comprises a team of around 50 researchers, academics, engineers, technicians and administrators. This well-established research group works has taken part in a number of EU and TSB/IUK funded research programs.

G2TRC is conducting exciting and leading research supporting the formulation of two-phase flow strategies for engine transmission systems, gear boxes, engine core and accessories. We are interested in two phase measurements in gas-liquid flows including films and droplets. The successful candidate(s) will work on the development of modelling approaches for two phase flow with heat transfer. This could include techniques such as wall-based thin film models, enhanced LS-VOF and Lagrangian particle simulation. A good grasp of the numerics behind these, is highly desired. The researcher will join a team dedicated to advancing the G2TRC two-phase flow CFD mission. The clear ability to deliver consistently high quality journal papers is required. This will support the Group's contribution to REF2021. Further G2TRC details:

Candidates must hold (or be near completion) of a PhD or equivalent, in engineering, applied mathematics or a related subject area, with a major component in fluid modelling or using CFD. The applicant must be able to demonstrate that they can develop CFD models, implement them in code and undertake complex CFD studies. Practical CFD experience with ANSYS FLUENT is very important; in particular, experience in two-phase modelling, thin film models, VOF and meshing systems, UDF/UDM implementation for advanced models. The ability to work in a team, lead, internally and externally, and interact/collaborate actively and professionally with industrial partners is essential as this project will operate in close collaboration with colleagues internally and externally. It is essential that the successful applicant is able to actively support knowledge exchange and transfer activities with our industrial partners.

This full-time post is available immediately and will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 24 months. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Due to the nature of this post, all offers of employment will be subject to the appropriate level of security clearance and an independent verification of unspent convictions obtained by means of a Basic Disclosure Certificate obtained from Disclosure Scotland, or an overseas police check.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Carol Eastwick: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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