A post-doctorate research fellow is required to work on a project related to compressible flows and transonic turbines for a period of 1 year. The position is available for an immediate start. The project is supported by the EPSRC and GE Global Research. The project will be predominantly experimental with an opportunity to perform some CFD simulations. The project involves the investigation of transonic turbines used in Organic Rankine Cycles. Experimental work will be undertaken on the effects of dense gas dynamics on turbine performance which will involve the development of a new experimental facility.
Applicants should have a PhD in an area related to turbomachinery aerodynamics and/or compressible flows, or equivalent working/research experience. An understanding of real-gas effects will also be an advantage. The candidate will need experience or knowledge of the experimental methods used in high speed flows. Previous experience of designing experimental test-rigs would be an advantage, and some experience in CFD use and development would also be desirable.