Research project and job description
This project aims at developing a unified modelling method for flows that are both multiphase and reactive. Such complex flows are present in many applications. In cryogenic rocket engines, for instance, liquid oxygen is injected straight into the combustion chamber. The liquid jet is consequently strongly destabilised and atomised, before evaporating and burning with the surrounding hydrogen. Today, the processes corresponding to the liquid jet destabilization and to the combustion are tackled separately, without an appropriate coupling: no flow model has the capability of modelling both the multiphase and reactive aspects, whilst admittedly strongly coupled.
The objective is to develop a new model, allowing an accurate simultaneous representation of interfaces, phase transfer and combustion. For this, previous works [references available on request] will be extended as to encompass reactive flows. Validation will then be carried out on both multiphase and reactive academic test cases.
The work will be carried at M2P2 (Pierre Boivin), in close collaboration with IUSTI (Jacques Massoni and Olivier Le Métayer). The two labs are within 5min walking and belong to the Fabri de Peiresc Federation.
Strong background in scientific computing (Fortran preferred), reactive and/or multiphase flows.
Proficiency in scientific writing.
Hyperbolic methods, HPC
Labex team :
Pierre Boivin, Jacques Massoni, Olivier Le Métayer.
Axis, action, part : Heterogeneity, Multi-scales, Change of scales, Modeling of heterogeneous media, Waves, Interfaces and multi-physics couplings
Contact: Pierre Boivin ( Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org & Phone: +33(0)4 91 05 46 37 )
Duration: 1 year Period: start asap, between March and September 2018
Location: Marseille, France
Gross salary: from 2423 € to 2843 €/month (depending on qualification and experience)
How to apply :
Send an application including:
• A detailed CV with a list of publications
• A cover letter
• A list of scientific personalities able to comment on the application
to both these addresses:
Relevant group leader (email@example.com)
Labex management (LabexConseilCoordination@irphe.univ-mrs.fr)