The Eindhoven University of Technology (in Dutch: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven or TU/e, and formerly Technische Hogeschool Eindhoven or THE) is a university of technology located in Eindhoven, Netherlands. The motto of the university is: Mens agitat molem (Mind over matter).
The Department of Mechanical Engineering considers as the core of its activities design, realization and analysis of new products, processes and materials. Besides the basis of (solid and fluid) mechanics, materials, control and thermodynamics, parts of mathematics, physics, chemistry and computing science are important supporting tools. The field is explored by a combination of modeling using fundamental concepts and applied engineering and technology. Automotive Engineering Science and Micro- & Nano-Scale Engineering are important departmental themes. The Mechanical Engineering Department comprises about 1000 students and 250 staff members.
In the Process Technology Group, research is conducted on various fundamental and applied themes relevant for Process Industry. The main themes are turbulence, two-phase flow and rotating flow. These topics are studied both by numerical simulation and by dedicated experiments. Modern numerical techniques, such as direct numerical simulation and large-eddy simulation are included in the research methods.
In this project, funded by the Dutch Technology Foundation, two PhD students will collaborate to study boiling processes in ducts. One of the PhD students will carry out experiments on the influence of bubble interaction and flow acceleration on nucleate boiling, while the second will focus on numerical modeling of these phenomena.
The first task of the numerical PhD student will be the further development of an already existing numerical method based on the diffuse interface model in order to make it suitable for larger domains. This method will then be applied to study the influence of bubble interaction and flow acceleration on the boiling process. The final goal is the development of a predictive model for nucleate boiling heat transfer that can be implemented in a CFD code.
Within this project, we are looking for a candidate with an MSc-degree in Applied Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics, Aerospace Engineering or equivalent with a strong interest in numerical modeling of fluid mechanical problems and in programming. The candidate should have excellent communication skills in English and good cooperative skills and should be capable and willing to work in a multidisciplinary team together with experimentalists. Drive, initiative and self-reliance are important qualities as well.
Appointment and Salary
* A challenging job at a dynamic and ambitious University and in an enthusiastic team
* An appointment for four years
* Gross monthly salaries are in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities (CAO NU), increasing from € 2042 per month initially, to € 2612 in the fourth year.
* An attractive package of fringe benefits, including excellent work facilities, end of the year allowance and sport facilities
More information can be obtained from:
* Prof. dr. Hans Kuerten (mail email@example.com, phone: +31(0)40 247 2362)
* Dr. C.W.M. van der Geld (mail firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: +31(0)40 247 2923)
Application Deadline is 30-09-2010
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