13 Feb 2020

Postdoc within Computational Fluid Dynamics

The Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Mathematical Sciences, offers a three-year Postdoc position within numerical methods for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), starting 1 June 2020 or soon thereafter.

The Postdoc is part of the research project “Numerical Methods for Interfacial Flows (InterFlow)” sponsored by Independent Research Fund Denmark and by the department. The main aim of the InterFlow project is to develop accurate and efficient numerical methods improving our ability to simulate fluid flows involving complex fluid interfaces. Such simulations are used extensively in many areas of engineering e.g. to predict extreme loads from breaking waves on offshore wind turbines and in the analysis of bubbly flows in chemical processing plants. The emphasis of the Postdoc will be on detailed modelling of the curvature of gas-liquid interfaces and the associated surface tension forces.

The developed numerical methods will be implemented in OpenFOAM and released as open source code. OpenFOAM is a widely used open source CFD code library written in C++. The postdoc will become part of and actively engage in the global open source community around the OpenFOAM code. The project also involves collaboration with the Fluides Complexes et Instabilités Hydrodynamiques research group at Sorbonne Université in Paris, France.

The position will involve active daily collaboration with the other research group members working on related numerical challenges, e.g. via journal clubs and collaborative organization of summer schools and workshops. The position may also involve specific engineering applications of the developed numerical methods in collaboration with other departments and/or companies. Emphasis will be on areas of applications where our technology assists the green transition. The position will include some amount of teaching, mainly 1st year mathematics for engineering students. Teaching tasks may take place at any of the three Aalborg University campuses (Aalborg, Esbjerg, Copenhagen).

Application deadline is 23/03/2020.

Further details can be found here: https://www.stillinger.aau.dk/vis-stilling/?vacancy=1087951

Applications should be submitted using the “Apply online” button in the above link.