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PhD studentship at University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.
The aim of the project is to develop of new class of SPH solver base on high order Riemann solver able to simulate turbulent fluid flows in nozzle injectors and turbines. The algorithm will be developed in the framework of the estabilished opensource project DualSPHysics (dual.sphysics.org).
The research will be jointly supervised by the research group coordinated by Prof. Maurizio Righetti (University of Bozen-Bolzano) and Dr. Renato Vacondio (University of Parma).
The numerical scheme will be validated by means of laboratory measurements performed by the TFD laboratory group of the University of Bozen in the Laboratory for industrial Thermo-Fluid Dynamics applications.
In order to gain admission to the PhD programme, you'll need to have obtained 300 ECTS credits (Equivalent to Master degree) and have some relevant academic or cultural background or work experience in the field of the PhD programme. In particular, knowledge on computational fluid dynamics as well as a good level in scientific programming will be considered as an advantage, but not mandatory. The candidate has also to demonstrate competence in the English language. (see https://www.unibz.it/en/faculties/sciencetechnology/phd-sustainable-energy-technologies/).
Informal inquiries can be made to: Dr. Diego Avesani (diego.avesani@unibz.it) until 8 July .
You can apply by 9 July 2018 in our application portal.
The studentship is funded with a salary of about €17,000 per year for three years, plus mobility.

Postdoctoral research position at Universidade de Vigo, Spain.
A postdoctoral research position is available within the framework of the Project “WELCOME - Numerical design of floating Wave Energy COnverter MEchanisms: efficiency and survivability", coordinated by Prof. Moncho Gómez Gesteira and Dr Alejandro J.C. Crespo.
This project seeks to develop a numerical model based on Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics to simulate floating WECs, as well as to design mooring systems for offshore devices. The work will be developed at the Aerospace Engineering School in Campus As Lagoas, Ourense, Spain.
The applicants shall have experience in maritime hydrodynamics and hydrodynamics of floating structures. Experience in the development of wave energy converters (physical/numerical modelling) is also desirable. Preference will be given to applicants with a PhD in one of these topics. The candidates also need to demonstrate skills in C++ programming and in scientific writing and oral communication in English.
The selection criteria will value the qualifications (especially academic records during Bachelor and Master Programs), the experience and the ability of the candidates to fulfill the responsibilities of the position as outlined above.
The call is open from 23/05/2018 to 01/07/2018.
Employment conditions:
• Starting date: 1 September 2018
• Period: 8 months (8 additional months depending on the achievement of the objectives)
• Topic: Numerical modelling of wave energy converters. • Workplace: Aerospace Engineering School, Ourense, Spain
• Salary: ~2000 €/month (gross salary, full-time based)
Please submit your application by email to alexbexe@uvigo.es before 1 July 2018 including a cover letter and a detailed curriculum vitae with publication list (please highlight items related with the topic).

Two Research Scientists and/or Post Docs at University of Siegen, Germany.
The University of Siegen is an innovative and interdisciplinary university with some 20,000 students and 1,300 scientists, and 700 administrative and technical employees. The University of Siegen offers an excellent study and research environment encompassing humanities and social sciences, as well as economics, natural sciences and engineering, and numerous interdisciplinary research projects. The University of Siegen has been certified as a family friendly university and offers Dual Career Service since 2006.
The Computer Graphics and Multimedia Systems Group of the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Siegen - aims to fill at the earliest possible date the following vacanciestwo Research Scientists and/or Post Docs (fulltime position, salary scale 13 TV-L).
These positions are initially limited in time to a period of three years with potential for contract prolongation. The term is limited by the regulations of the German Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVG).
Your tasks:
Research in the fields of simulation and visualization of massive particle quantities, especially for liquids and gases (Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics). You work in a team of doctoral students on state-of-the-art methods for physical-based visual effects and develop new concepts and algorithms in this area.Possibly you will be expected to teach 4 semester hours per week.
Your profile:
You have a very good scientific degree (diploma or master) in computer science (or equivalent) and good English language skills.In addition, good to very good knowledge in object-oriented programming (C ++) under Linux/Unix or Windows, we expect solid knowledge in the mathematical foundations of computer graphics and in the programming of graphics hardware (GPUs), as well.In the case of an application as a post-doctoral candidate, a very good doctorate in computer science, mathematics or electrical engineering with a clear research focus on computer graphics is expected, which is documented by relevant publications.
You will be given the opportunity to work towards your dissertation or habilitation.
The University of Siegen is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the number of women involved in research and teaching. We therefore encourage qualified women to apply. The University of Siegen offers excellent opportunities to combine career and family. Applications from competent disabled persons are welcome.Written applications including a full CV, certificates, grade transcripts and two letters of recommendation should be sent to Prof. Andreas Kolb, University of Siegen, ET-I, Computergraphik, andreas.kolb@uni-siegen.de, no later than 20th June, 2018 under ref. mark 2018/IV/ETI/WM/77.
For more information on the Chair and the University of Siegen please refer to our homepage http://www.cg.informatik.uni-siegen.de  and  www.uni-siegen.de

PhD studentship at the University of Parma, Italy. 
Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) modelling of hydraulic turbines. A fully funded PhD studentship is available at the University of Parma (in Parma, Italy) in the framework of a Scientific collaboration between Andritz Hydro SAS and University of Parma. Andritz Hydro is a global supplier of electromechanical systems for hydropower plants and one of the leaders in the world market for hydraulic power generation. University of Parma is one of the institutions that leads the research on Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamic modelling, actively collaborating with several different universities and industries around the world. Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamic was developed originally for astrophysics, then the method has seen rapid development in the last decade for application to engineering problems, including the simulation of hydraulic turbines. The research will be jointly supervised by Dr. Renato Vacondio (University of Parma) and Dr. Jean-Christophe Marongiu (Andritz Hydro). The PhD Student is expected to spend about 1 year working at the Andritz Hydro Turbine Research center in Villeurbanne, France (close to the city of Lyon). Moreover, the student will actively contribute to the development of the in-house SPH code developed at Andritz and to work in close collaboration with other researchers both at University of Parma and Andritz Hydro.
The studentship is funded with a salary of about €19,400 per year for three years. The research involves mathematical derivations, scientific computing and simulations of engineering problems related to turbine design. Applicants are expected to have a degree in Mathematics, Mechanical/Civil/Environmental Engineering or a related subject. Some experience on approximation of partial differential equations and/or on scientific computing is considered an advantage but it is not mandatory. Informal inquiries can be made to: Dr. Renato Vacondio (renato.vacondio@unipr.it) until the end of May.

PhD student/Postdoc at Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Europe’s top universities. It is committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education and the active promotion of promising young scientists. The university also forges strong links with companies and scientific institutions across the world. TUM was one of the first universities in Germany to be named a University of Excellence. Moreover, TUM regularly ranks among the best European universities in international rankings.  
The Institute of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering is granted a research project from German Research Foundation (DFG). With respect to this project, we have an open position for a PhD student/Postdoc in Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics modeling of slug flow.  
The successful candidate will contribute to the project with the development of a large eddy simulation model for simulating the liquid-gas pipe flow, specifically typical flows in different regimes, and analysis of the full developed slug flows. The goal is to understand the mechanisms of slug flow and to help the derivation of one-dimensional reduced-order models. This research will be performed in close collaboration with engineers in ILF Consulting Engineers located in Munich.  
• Master degree in fluid mechanics, applied mathematics or other relevant fields;
• Expertise in numerical simulation and computer program coding;
• Skills in programming in C++ and objective-oriented program, high-performance computing preferred;
• Excellent skills in scientific writing in English;
• Strong motivation and ability to carry out research in an interdisciplinary and international environment.
• Experience in Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics or relevant industry will be of additional advantage.  
Selection criteria: The selection criteria will value the qualifications (especially academic records during Bachelor and Master Programs), the experience and the ability of the candidates to fulfill the responsibilities of the opening as outlined above.  
Employment conditions:
• The position is available from 1st October 2017 for 32 months.
• Payment will be in accordance with German public service positions (TV-L E13).  
How to submit your application for this post. Please submit by email to xiangyu.hu@tum.de:
- A cover letter
- A detailed curriculum vitae with publication list
- For PhD candidates: full script of the Bachelor and Master courses with grades
- The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of two references  
Deadline for applying: This vacancy has been opened. A first cut-off date for the collection of the applications is foreseen on March 15 2018. If the position is not filled, this vacancy announcement will be re-published indicating a second cut-off date.  
For further information and application, please contact Xiangyu Hu (xiangyu.hu@tum.de).  

Post-doc position at Mälardalen University, Sweden.
This is a strategic recruitment connected to research activities on Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) conducted at Mälardalen University, Sweden, with financing from ABB and The Knowledge Foundation. The aim of this position is to leverage our existing research experience on the topic to the next level and develop the area and associated research competence at the Future Energy Center in the long term. The successful candidate is therefore expected to be able to independently lead this research area at the university after 3 years. We are part of a larger consortium developing an open-source SPH code with the purpose of using it to better understand better energy-intensive processes and optimize their control and performance. The position involves working in cooperation with ABB as well as several other partner organizations. You are therefore expected to interact effectively with partner research institutes, industry, colleagues and other stakeholders and build long-term collaboration networks. The position is meritorious for academic development and shall include teaching at second cycle level both within your core competence and on a more general level, as well as administrative and management duties (in total up to 20-30%). More information here.
The position (post-doc/forskareassistent) is advertised through the MDH website: LINK


Positions in ESS - Engineering Software Steyr Gmbh, Austria
- Post Doc Position for 3 years     Minimum wage: € 3600 per month)
- PHD Position                                Minimum wage: € 3000 per month)
- Permanent positions                  Minimum wage: € 3200 per month)
- PhD degree in one of the following subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Mechanical Engineering
- Specialized in SPH, DEM for computational fluid or solid mechanics
- English language skills
- Adequate C++ and CUDA programming skills
- Good social skills
Tasks and Responsibilities
- Researching new and enhanced methods for a simulation tool called ‘SENSE’
- Working on research for funded projects
- Contract research for customers
- Implementing the methods in C++ and CUDA
- Documentation of the work
- Writing and contributing to publications
Contact: martin.schifko@essteyr.com

Postdoctoral fellowship in National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts, CNAM, Paris, France
WORKSPACE: M2N laboratory Le Cnam/Paris, 2 rue Conté Paris 3ème.
WAGE : 2500 €/month brut salary (about 2000€/month net of charges) 
CONTEXT: GPUSPH is a SPH parallel software adapted to GPU processors. Its development started in 2009. It is the product of a fruitful collaboration between CNAM (Paris – France), INGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia – Catania, Italy), EDF (LNH, Chatou – France), BAW (Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau – Karlsruhe, Germany), Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, USA), North Carolina State University (Raleigh, USA). It has been used for a broad range of applications: dam failure, tsunamis, anchoring of floating bodies, lava flow,…. .GPUSPH has been developped both with C++ and CUDA so that it can work with GPU clusters (multi node computers, each node having one ore more GPU). 
At the CFD level GPUSPH integrates:
- several SPH formulations
- 3 different types of boundary conditions
- Inlet/outlet boundary conditions
- 2 turbulence models (k-epsilon and LES-Smagorinsky)
- fluid-solid interaction (evaluation of loads on rigid bodies, mobile walls, …) 
PROJECT: In order to better respond industrial needs, we need to implement new options and improve the existing ones. The present post-doc subject is 2-fold. 
1. Adaptative resolution
In the present version of GPUSPH the number of SPH particles depends on density parameters fixed initially. Many problems, like the flow around a car located in a wind tunnel or the evaluation of loads on a boat hull, lead to at least two spatial zones : one where a rough solution is sufficient and another one where more accuracy is needed. To avoid spending a lot of computing time with a prohibitively large number of SPH particles it is desirable to adequately develop adaptative methods, so that the number of SPH is increased in zones where an accurate solution is needed and decreased  elsewhere. 
2. Inlet/outlet boundary conditions
To simulate open flows like in wind tunnels it is necessary to impose specified velocities and/or pressure at inlets and/or outlets. In the present version of the code this is possible only with one boundary type, and the accuracy could be improved. Another target of our project is to improve the existing implementation and extend not to other boundary type. 
DURATION: The project end will probably be december 2018, so the duration will depend on the starting date : the sooner, the better. 
SCIENTIFIC PROFILE REQUIRED: A PhD thesis in scientific computing, numerical analysis or fluid mechanics is required. A good experience of C++ programming and parallel computing is also required. Practice with CUDA would be quite useful.
CONTACT: alexis.herault@lecnam.net

Postdoctoral fellowship in NUI Galway, Ireland
MedTrain is a new Industry-Academia Training, Career Development and Mobility Fellowship Programme at the CÚRAM SFI Centre for Medical Devices, co-funded by the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. MedTrain offers prestigious two-year fellowships to eligible incoming researchers in the area of Medical Device Research and Development. One of the research goals is development of meshless computational tools for applications to flow in medical devices and in biology, including cardiovascular flow, respiratory air flow, and drug delivery. The combination of complex geometry and large-scale deformation make these applications challenging and time-consuming for conventional mesh-based CFD. This builds on prior research on the Finite Volume Particle Method (FVPM) at NUI Galway. This method retains properties of classical methods in an arbitrary Lagrange-Euler meshless framework. Open research challenges include fluid-structure interaction and application to patient-specific models.
Interested candidates should contact Dr. Nathan Quinlan (nathan.quinlan@nuigalway.ie) for informal discussions well in advance of the 31 October deadline for submitting a full proposal.
For more information please see the MedTrain website.

EngD position on SPH:  Interactive Computer Simulation of Multiphase Flow in Deep Oil Well Drilling: Bournemouth University, CDE and Drilling Systems Ltd. 
The goal of this project is to develop an enhanced computer simulation model for the high pressure interactions of multiphase fluid (mud, cuttings, gas, oil, water) arising from oil well drilling, to compliment the model currently used by Drilling Systems Ltd.
The simulation will:
- Model the reservoir formation fluid, consisting of gas, oil, water (or any combination of the three) stored within the formation at very high pressure;
- Model the flow of multiphase fluid (mud, cuttings, gas, oil, water) material within the drill string;
- Be interactive and responsive to human interventions and scripted events.
- Operate in 3D to reflect complex well trajectory configurations. 
Due to the changing pressure in formation fluid caused by drilling, trapped gas may be released into the well or up the drill string. The sudden release of gas may result in “kick flow” events which need to be managed by the drill operator during the training exercise. Accurate and responsive simulation of this phenomenon is the aim of this project. 
For more information or to apply Click Here.

Past Announcements


PhD position on SPH for solid-liquid flow: Monash University Australia
The focus of the project is on treating clusters of SPH particles as coherent objects and understanding how the equation of state and cluster constitutive equations modify the ensemble behaviour of the mixture. 
This project will be performed under the supervision of Professors Murray Rudman and Joe Monaghan at Monash University. 
Interested candidates are asked to view the document at (LINK) and follow the instructions therein. The studentship is open to all nationalities.

PhD position on SPH for complex fluids: ZCCE Swansea
Applications are invited for a doctoral position in mesoscopic modelling of complex particulate systems at the Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering (ZCCE). The focus of the project will be on accurate modelling and simulation of the dynamics and mechanical properties of micro/nano-particles interacting with complex media and under complex microflow conditions.
Applicants are required to have a Master’s degree in related fields (Chemical, Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering or Physics). The following subject backgrounds are also considered: fluid mechanics, rheology, soft matter, particulate systems, computational fluid dynamics, mesoscopic particle methods. Due to funding restrictions, this studentship is open to UK/EU candidates only.
Complete information here: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/research/engineering-zienk-spec-phd-mesoscopic-modelling.php

Postdoctoral position at EDF, France (18 months)
The Fukushima accident reinforced the need for understanding and predicting the impact of water waves on Nuclear Power Plants (NPP).These needs are not restricted to tsunamis but include wind waves and other causes of see (or river) surface variations. Reproducing therapid impact and splash-up of a wave (or a wave train) onto a complex topography with buildings is a challenging task for which lab experiments (i.e. scale models) look mostly appropriate. However, numerical simulations are now possible and look attractive for they are less costly. 
LNHE (a department of EDF, Electricité de France, an industrial company) and LHSV (Laboratoire d’Hydraulique Saint-Venant, of the Paris-EastUniversity, http://www.saint-venant-lab.fr/saint-venant) are part of a consortium developing the GPUSPH open-source software. At the end of 2016, recent developments lead to the release 4.0 of GPUSPH (http://www.gpusph.org/). It is developed using the CUDA language forcomputing graphic cards (GPU). 
The purpose of this post-doctoral project is to apply GPUSPH to the modeling of waves impacting a NPP.
This work will take place at LNHE / LHSV (Chatou, near Paris – France, on EDF’s R&D site) under the supervision of Dr Damien Violeau, Senior scientist, Dr Antoine Joly, Dr Agnès Leroyand, Dr Valentin Rychkov, Research engineers.
It should begin at the end of 2017 and extend at least 18 months.
Knowledge on computational fluid dynamics is required, as well as a good level in scientific programming.
Past experience with SPH and/or CUDA will be appreciated.


Postdoctoral position offer with the company K-Epsilon: flooding simulation in complex urban zones
Project: The French company K-Epsilon has started a project call 3DSafe to model potential flooding hazards in complex urban zones. The aim of the project is to prove the feasibility of such simulations within reasonable time frames and computational power. The project is funded by the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in France, and will try to reproduce the significant flooding that happened in October 2015 in this area. Working with K-Epsilon and the Universidade de Vigo, the candidate will use numerical codes like SPH, IBER or HEC-RAS to simulate flooding flow on 3D urban landscape models reconstructed from aerial photogrammetry. The first task will be to reproduce existing simulations with SPH to evaluate the performance and the accuracy of the code. Then, a comparison with other numerical codes will be led to analyse each code’s abilities to address the complexity of the studied zone, their computational time, accuracy and constraints of use. The complexity of the models will be increased step by step. Expertise in the following topics will be much appreciated: hydrological engineering, numerical simulation codes, SPH, free surface flows, shallow water equation codes, C++, CUDA, Fortran. The working language will be English with knowledge of French or Spanish considered beneficial, but not mandatory. The post-doc will take place in Sophia-Antipolis, France and will include 2-3 months visit to the developers of DualSPHysics.
Duration: 1 year Date: January 2017
Salary: To be negotiated
Contactyann@k-epsilon.com & elisa@k-epsilon.com

Linus Pauling Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship at PNNL (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, U.S.).
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington, is seeking the next generation of scientistsand engineers for its 2017 Linus Pauling Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship. Pauling Fellows will beactively mentored by internationally recognized scientists and equipped with the resources to carry out aresearch program of their own design. They will have opportunities to contribute to research efforts thatadvance scientific frontiers and solve pressing challenges for the nation. 
Applications for 2017 appointments will be accepted August 1 - December 1, 2016. 
Log on to http://www.pnnl.gov/pauling/ for more information about this opportunityand how to apply.
Please e-mail your questions to paulingfellows@pnnl.gov. You will receive a response within two business days.
More information in the flyer.

PhD/MSc opportunities available at Polytechnique Montreal (Canada) on Mesh-free particle methods for high-performance modelling of multiphase flows
Applications are invited for graduate student positions (1 doctoral and 1 master) at the Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering at Polytechnique Montreal (Montreal, Canada). The project is on the development of high-performance mesh-free particle methods such as MPS (Moving Particle Semi-Implicit) and SPH (Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics) for multiphase systems, particularly multiphase granular and sediment flow.
Requirements: Applicants are expected to hold a degree in civil engineering, mechanical engineering or related areas, have a strong background of hydraulics and fluid mechanics, good programming skills, and good command of English or French. Applicants must also satisfy the admission requirements for Doctoral/Master programs at École Polytechnique de Montréal. 
Knowledge and relevant expertise in numerical fluid mechanics especially particle-based methods (such as MPS and SPH), good programming skills in C/C++, MPI and CUDA, and good publication record are desired (esp. for doctoral position), but NOT mandatory.
Polytechnique Montréal (affiliated with the Université de Montréal) is one of the largest engineering schools in Canada and ranks first in Canada for the scope of its engineering research. With cutting-edge infrastructures, today it is one of North America's most vibrant centres for scientific and technological knowledge with professors, researchers and students from around the world. Although Polytechnique is a French language institute, the graduate students are allowed to do their research and write/defend their thesis in English and attend their classes at English-language universities in Montreal.
The positions are available from January 2017. To apply please send your motivation letter (including your research background), curriculum vitae, sample publications, and transcripts (unofficial) to Prof. Ahmad Shakibaeinia (ahmad.shakibaeinia@polymtl.ca).
Review of applications will start on October 15, 2016 and continues until the successful candidates are selected. For more information, please visit this link

3 Fully-funded PhD Studentships, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
The Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) Group, within the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE) at the University of Manchester looking to appoint 3 industrially-funded PhDs.  

Project 1: Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) Modelling of multi-phase flows in nuclear containment vessels
This PhD studentship is part of a National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) funded EPSRC CASE Award in the exciting new area modelling of the multi-phase thermal nuclear flows and engineering hydraulics using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH). Multi-phase fluids are encountered in a wide range of nuclear processes. The project in collaboration with the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) will focus upon the development of the novel numerical smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) technique for simulating the scouring of settled solids from the base of containment tanks. The research will consider the impinging jet produced by a pulse jet mixer and the solid/liquid interaction which occurs as the jet strikes a layer of settled solids. The new work will involve extending the existing model to 3D (to represent a full containment vessel or a section of it) and improving the realism of the underlying physical models. The simulation results will be validated against experimental data captured at NNL’s Workington Facility. It is expected that the project student will spend up to 6 months working closely with NNL on industrial placements throughout the PhD.
Contact for information:  Dr B.D. Rogers, email: benedict.rogers@manchester.ac.uk    

Project 2: Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) Simulation of Complex Mixtures
This PhD studentship is part of a National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) funded EPSRC CASE Award in the exciting new area modelling of the multi-phase thermal nuclear flows and engineering hydraulics using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH). During decommissioning operations, the nuclear industry will face a number of challenges relating to the understanding of materials behaviour. New waste streams will be produced which are chemically more complex, leading to the presence of multiple phases making these difficult to process using the existing knowledge. This PhD project will focus on the development of Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH), to simulate fluids containing two or more partially miscible liquids. The research will draw upon the experience gained in the field of computational molecular dynamics (MD), to better understand how different species within a mixture interact. The ability to simulate the behaviour of complex fluid mixtures could lead to significant improvements in industrial processes, such as the vitrification of radioactive waste. The simulation results will be validated against experimental data captured at NNL’s Facilities. It is expected that the project student will spend up to 6 months working closely with NNL on industrial placements throughout the PhD.
Contact for information:  Dr B.D. Rogers, email: benedict.rogers@manchester.ac.uk  

Project 3: Simulation of the Interaction between Product and Pack Design using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH)
This PhD studentship is part of an industrially funded EPSRC CASE Award with UniLever in the exciting new area modelling of the multi-phase flows using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH). The residue left in Unilever packs for creams, gels and pastes is an enduring consumer complaint causing waste and loss of revenue. The aim of this PhD project is to use Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) to understand how the interaction of product and pack affects residue in order to provide new solutions; SPH is a meshless modelling method suited for highly distorted flows of complex, in this case non-Newtonian, fluids within flexible boundaries. 
Contact for information:  Prof. P.K. Stansby, email: p.k.stansby@manchester.ac.uk     

The PhD students will become a member of our SPH research group at the University of Manchester.  
Eligibility: Applicants should be citizens of a Member State of the European Community but it is highly advantageous for NNL clearance that applicants are citizens of the United Kingdom. Applications from outside the EU are also welcome under exceptional circumstances
Start date:  September/October 2016  
Closing date for applications: as soon as possible in 2016 Please contact Senior PG Recruitment and Admissions Administrator: ruth.whelan@manchester.ac.uk    
Qualifications applicants should have/expected to receive: The successful candidate should have a good first degree in a suitable Engineering discipline such as civil or mechanical engineering, including a sound knowledge of mathematics. Experience (or an interest) in computer programming would be a definite advantage.  

Two researcher/ software developer for SPH based fluid simulation software, ESS Engineering Center Steyr GmbH, Austria
The austrian company ESS Engineering Steyr GmbH seeks a junior and a senior researcher for the development and implementation of a GPU-based SPH-solver for a fluid simulation software. 
Minimum requirements are: Good programming skills with C/C++, experience with GPU programming (preferably with CUDA), english language skills, ability to work in a team and contribute actively. 
Optionally: Knowledge of SPH, fluid simulations, numerical anylsis, german language skills, etc.
ESS offers a friendly work environment in a small and young team.
Starting date: anytime
Working hours: 38.5 hours / week
If you have any questions or want to apply for the job, you can contact us under martin.schifko@essteyr.com
Qualification Profile ESS junior.
Qualification Profile ESS senior.


Sponsored PhD Post at Brunel University London: coupling SPH/FEM for transient analysis of composite materials. 
College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences - Mathematics Department  is seeking a PhD student with appropriate background to work on the development of methods for the coupling of total Lagrangian SPH (Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics) methods to FEM (Finite Element Methods) in the specific case of quasi-static and dynamic elasticity. The SPH/FEM coupling should allow for more accurate modelling of: damage initiation, evolution and localisation; crack initiation, propagation, and branching. Initially, the developments will be done in 2D with intention to be extended and implemented into a 3D non-linear finite element/SPH code. The new developments will be validated and applied to selected industrial problems. The research involves complex mathematical derivations and scientific computing (in, for example, Fortran or C/C++). Applicants are expected to have at least a 2.1 BSc/BEng honours degree or equivalent in Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering or a related subject. The ideal candidate will have experience of numerical approximation of partial differential equations, although candidates lacking that specific experience should not be deterred from applying. Note that a condition of the appointment is the requirement to complete the Graduate Learning and Teaching Programme (or equivalent). Further, the appointee may be required to successfully pass selected taught modules run by Brunel University London and/or the London Taught Course Centre. This research will be carried out in collaboration with the National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC Brunel) in Cambridge and consequently the student will work at NSIRC certain percentage of time. The PhD is sponsored by Brunel University London. The studentship covers fees and stipend for three years with the annual stipend of up to £20,000 depending on candidate’s suitability. Candidates from outside of the EU are also eligible to apply.
Closing date for receipt of applications: 20 th October 2015
Starting date for the studies: 15 st November 2015
Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Simon Shaw: simon.shaw@brunel.ac.uk
Apply under ‘maths’ at: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/research/research-degrees-at-brunel/research-programmes-online-applications.

Product Manager HPC Software, Fluid Mechanics, SPH-Methods in Fluidyna GmbH. Your responsibilities: Product development, integration of an existing GPU-based SPH-solver in a workflow with pre- and postprocessing tools, Preparation of sales and marketing material, Technical Training of Application Engineers and Sales Crew, Management of development team, Preparation and control of development and release plans, Management and controlling of customer projects. Our requirements: Degree in mechanical engineering, computer science or comparable studies, Proven relevant expertise in numerical fluid mechanics, preferably regarding, multi-phase flows and/or particle-based methods (SPH), Pronounced abilities to integrate yourself in a team and contribute actively, Good programming skills in C/C++, MPI and CUDA, Good command of English, German language skills are favorable but not mandatory. Working hours: 40 hours/week. Start Date: 1 August, 2015. Reference Number: MG-NX-2015-01, FluiDyna GmbH, Human Resources Management, Lichtenbergstraße 8 | D-85748 Garching near Munich, Germany, www.fluidyna.dekarriere@fluidyna.defull advert.

Two fully funded PhD sudentships are available in National University of Ireland Galway to investigate the mechanics of microscopic droplet formation in Aerogen drug delivery technology. While the two students will work as a team, one will be primarily concerned with the development and application of the finite volume particle method, a novel meshless CFD method, for the problem. The other project will be primarily experimental, involving the development of a test rig and use of particle image velocimetry (PIV) and other techniques. The research will be supervised by Dr. Nathan Quinlan, and carried out in close collaboration with Aerogen. The work is co-funded by Science Foundation Ireland and the industry partner, and is part of the Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), a national €49.6m research centre. The prime objective for CÚRAM is to radically improve health outcomes for patients by developing innovative medical devices to treat major unmet medical needs. Each studentship is funded with a stipend of €18,000 per year for four years, in addition to tuition fees. To apply, please send a full CV, covering email, and a sample of your most important work to nathan dot quinlan at nuigalway dot ie by 8 July.

Postdoctoral Fellow Position is available immediately in the field of simulation of the hypervelocity impact phenomena at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. The research project is funded by the Canadian Space Agency, aiming to develop novel Micro-Meteoroid and Orbital Debris (MMOD) shield technologies to protect spacecraft from MMOD impacts. The position is based at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. The initial appointment will be for one year with salary $40,000 (plus a benefits package), renewable based on performance and availability of funds. The successful applicant will be encouraged to apply for additional funding provided on the competitive basis. Applicants must have received their doctorate degrees within the past five years in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Physics or related areas. In addition to excellent academic and publication records, applicants should have knowledge of hypervelocity impact physics and expertise in SPH-technique. The ability to work in a team environment, leadership qualities and problem-solving skills are highly valued.Candidates are requested to send a detailed CV, together with names and full contact addresses of three References to Dr. Igor Telichev at igor.telichev@umanitoba.ca. Only the successful candidate will be informed regarding the outcome of his/her application.

Post-doctoral 10-months position at EDF, France: coupling SPH with a Finite Difference solver for tsunami modelling. The aim of this post-doctoral work is to provide a two-way coupling tool in order to model a complete tsunami, from the generation/propagation phase on a large scale (using Zakharov equations in Finite Differences) to the coastal impact stage on a shorter scale (using Navier-Stokes equations in SPH). In other words, we would like our Finite Elements and SPH codes to communicate and exchange data through a common open boundary. The purpose of the present work is to implement a two-way coupling and to apply it to tsunami modeling. The two codes are Misthyc (Zakharov equations in Finite Differences using Fortran 90) and Sphynx (SPH solver for weakly compressible and incompressible flows using Cuda language for graphic cards). The codes are well-established and validated. The post-doc will take place on the EDF R&D site of Chatou (near Paris, France) under the supervision of Damien Violeau (senior researcher), Agnes Leroy and Antoine Joly (research engineers). The work should ideally begin in June 2015 and extend 10 months. The post-doctoral fellow will be employed by “Ecole des Ponts ParisTech”, one of the leading academic institutes in France. His/her salary will be around 1900 euros per month (net salary). The post-doctoral fellow should have good skills in programming and hydrodynamics. Experience on the following topics will be much appreciated: SPH, Fortran 90, Cuda language, coupling methods. Candidates should be motivated by the proposed work and have a good ability for initiative and working within a team. European candidates will be preferred. The working language will be either French or English. Please contact Dr Damien Violeau damien.violeau@edf.fr.

Development of a joint meshless / Eulerian approach to model spray atomization: PhD position available at Laboratoire CORIA UMR CNRS 6614, France. Injection and atomization of liquid is widely used in many industrial and domestic applications such as, fuel injection in engines or burners, spray-painting, medical sprays, spray drying among others. The objective of the PhD is to couple a meshless method (Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics - SPH ) and a usual Eulerian description. The SPH-Euler hybrid method will capture the physical properties of the spray near the injection area without mesh limitation and then, switch to a conventional Eulerian method (finite volumes description) - further into the chamber. This innovative approach in the area of the injection will greatly reduce the computational cost that prevents high fidelity simulation in the field of liquid fuel atomization. This work involves a close collaboration with a post-doctoral fellow that will work specifically on the SPH methods optimization. The OpenFoam library for CFD will be used and the candidate will develop a specific solver. Experience on the following topics is required: Applied Mathematics or Fluids Mechanics Master 2nd year or Engineering school, Emphasis in Computer science (C++, Fortran, programming, linux..), Scientific attitude, High motivation for computational simulation and research, Some experience in OpenFoam would be an advantage but is not mandatory, programming skills and experiences are mandatory. Please contact Dr Julien Reveillon Julien.Reveillon@coria.frfull advert.

SPH modeling in sanitary engineering: Fully funded PhD position available at the University Innsbruck - Unit of Environmental Engineering. We seek to strengthen our research group on the application of smoothed particle hydrodynamics method in sanitary engineering. Our goal is to establish the technology as numerical CFD engine and couple it with the description of bio-kinetic processes. We are currently working on multiphase problems (water-gas-sediment) and its application in water/wastewater management. We offer a PhD position in an inspiring academic environment. Candidates should have a background either in (environmental) engineering/physics or information technology. For details please contact Prof. Wolfgang Rauch wolfgang.rauch@uibk.ac.at.

PhD Position – smoothed particle hydrodynamics modelling in sanitary engineering The Unit of Environmental Engineering (IUT) is part of the biggest Education and Research Institution in western Austria, which is the University Innsbruck. The Unit is part of the Faculty for technical Sciences and hosts app. 10 PhD students. We seek to strengthen our research group on the application of smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) in sanitary engineering. Our goal is to establish the technology as numerical CFD engine and couple it with the description of bio-­kinetic processes. We are currently working on multi-phase problems (water-­gas-­sediment) and its application in water/wastewater management. We offer the following positions in an inspiring academic environment at earliest opportunity. An engineering or natural scientific MSc degree (civil/environmental engineering, physics, information technology, or similar): (i) Documented skills in programming (e.g. C/C++, Python, MATLAB), (ii) Documented experience with simulation of dynamic systems, referably with CFD engines, (iii) Excellent communication and writing skills in English, (iv) German language skills would be favorable for daily life but are not a prerequisite Applications (including a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, copies of scientific degrees, publication list) should be sent in one single pdf file via umwelttechnik@uibk.ac.at.

SPH Research Position in Hydrogeology: The Department of Applied Geology at the Geoscience Centre of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany, invites applications for a within the DFG funded project "Process-based characterization of flow in unsaturated fractured rocks". The project is focussed on the development of a parallelized SPH fluid dynamics code adapted to simulate unsaturated small-scale flow dynamics within complex fracture networks. The project comprises the following tasks: (i) Development and extension of a SPH fluid dynamics code; (ii) Setup of a small-scale laboratory experiment for verification purposes; (iii) Analysis of the dependence of model parameters on travel time distributions. We are seeking a creative and motivated candidate with a Diploma or M.Sc. degree in Geoscience, Physics or related fields who is interested in pursuing a Ph.D, preferably with experience in numerical modeling and coding experience (C++). Depending on the abilities of the candidate the focus of the work can be placed on model development or laboratory experiments. The project has been established in close collaboration with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (U.S.A) and allows the candidate to work within an international setting. We expect good knowledge of English (written and spoken) and excellent communication and team skills. The position is initially for a period of 1 year. Salary is according to TV-L 13 (75% = 29.85 hours/week). Please send your application including a letter of motivation, a CV, copies of certificates, and the names and contact information of 2 referees, preferably in electronic form (compiled in one pdf) to Dr. Jannes Kordilla at jkordil@gwdg.de.

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