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Research Associate Position in Coventry

Research Associate – Flow Measurement and Fluid Mechanics Research Centre

Coventry University

Fixed Term for 23 months

An EPSRC-funded, postdoctoral Research Associate position is available at Coventry University working on the transition to turbulence in non-Newtonian shear flows. The successful applicant will work with Dr Chris Pringle with the aim of adapting already existing numerical tools from the Newtonian problem, and developing entirely new ones.

Experiments on shear thinning pipe flow have observed the development of asymmetry at moderate Reynolds numbers. Attempts to explain this and its role in transition have so far had limited success. This project will seek to apply fully nonlinear techniques to the problem including exact solution tracking and nonlinear optimisation methods similar to those used successfully for Newtonian flows.

The successful applicant should have: a PhD (or be about to submit one) in fluid dynamics, applied mathematics or a similar discipline; a strong background in mathematical and numerical modelling; and an ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Experience of the above nonlinear techniques is desirable. You should be able to communicate technical material to both academics and non-academics. You will be expected to integrate into the growing fluid dynamics group, within the Research Centre in Flow Measurement and Fluid Mechanics, participating in regular seminars and adding to the collegiate environment and you may be asked to help develop student research skills.

For an informal discussion on the position please contact Dr Chris Pringle directly, on chris.pringle@coventry.ac.uk.

 

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