A post-doctoral vacancy has arisen for computational research into the flow over rough surfaces in compressible flow. The main technique of the research will be direct numerical simulation of the governing equations with high resolution of the surface geometry. You will have responsibility for further development of a state-of-the-art simulation code for high speed flow to allow numerical simulation of flow over a wide range of rough surfaces based on application of the immersed boundary method, a version of which is already programmed. After a validation exercise you will apply the method to simulate flow over a variety of structured and randomly rough surfaces with the objective of extending our understanding of transitional/turbulent flow over rough surfaces, particularly in the high Mach number regime. You will be expected to work as part of a team and to prepare publications for international journals.
-PhD degree in fluid mechanics (awarded or imminent). -Wide knowledge of fluid dynamics including compressible flow transition and turbulent flow. -Experience of SBLI code or similar high-performance parallel code for compressible turbulence simulation. -Experience with writing parallel code (MPI). -Work effectively in a team, understanding the strengths and weaknesses of others to help teamwork development.