A post-doctorate research fellow is required to work on an aircraft noise research programme for a period of 2.5 years. The position is available for an immediate start. The candidate will work on a collaborative project between EADS IW and the University of Southampton with the aim of investigating the application of active flow control pertinent to reducing the unsteady structural loads on landing gears and also the noise generated by a landing gear. The project will be predominantly experimental with an opportunity to perform some CFD simulations. The unsteady aerodynamic flow field around a deployed landing gear leads to unsteady loads induced on the landing gear and also leads to noise radiation to the ground causing environmental problems. This project is related to landing gear flow control using active devices. Various active flow control concepts will be investigated on simplified representative geometries. The work will include the design and testing of various wind tunnel models and some CFD modelling. The work will require close collaboration with a team of researchers and EADS IW contacts.
Applicants should have a PhD in Aerodynamics, or a related area, or equivalent working/research experience. An understanding of the mechanics of unsteady aerodynamics and flow control will also be an advantage. The candidate will need experience and a high competency in the design and testing of wind tunnel models and some experience in CFD would also be desirable. Knowledge of flow control will be an advantage.