Research Associate Turbine Under Platform Damper (UPD) designs Imperial College London, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Research Associate Turbine Under Platform Damper (UPD) designs

 

 

Job summary

 

The Dynamics Group is a multidisciplinary research group, funded mainly by Rolls-Royce plc, studying vibration, dynamics and non-linear behaviour of turbomachinery. The Research Associate will be involved in an industrial funded project to develop designs of Under Platform Dampers in Turbines. You will have extensive liaison with the industrial client and a collaborating university and the researcher will undertake field trips to study the...

 

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG00013
  • Closing date 29 November 2017

 

Job description

 

Job summary

 

The Dynamics Group is a multidisciplinary research group, funded mainly by Rolls-Royce plc, studying vibration, dynamics and non-linear behaviour of turbomachinery. The Research Associate will be involved in an industrial funded project to develop designs of Under Platform Dampers in Turbines.

 

You will have extensive liaison with the industrial client and a collaborating university and the researcher will undertake field trips to study the problem at first hand. The project is funded by an aeroengine manufacturer and the project provides an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to work closely with industry

 

Duties and responsibilities

 

You will be working with others to develop the concepts for Under Platform Damper (UPD) designs in order to improve effectiveness, predictability and robustness. In order to develop the designs for new UPD rig articles to accommodate variable and more engine-representative designs, you will be required to identify the key parameters that influence damper behaviour using an analytical approach. You will also be involved in the supervision and guidance of PhD Students within the group that are studying Turbine Dynamics.

 

Essential requirements

 

You should:

  • have a first class degree in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or a closely related discipline.
  • have completed, or be close to completing a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Physics or a closely related discipline. Individuals with equivalent experience will be considered.
  • have practical research experience, as evidenced by published output
  • have a background in nonlinear dynamic analysis

 

Experience in Finite modelling would be considered an advantage for this position.

 

Further information

 

This is a fixed term position for 15 months in the first instance.

 

Queries relating to the position should be directed to Dr Christoph Schwingshackl - c.schwingshackl@imperial.ac.uk

 

More information about the Department and the Dynamics group can be found on our webpages.

 

Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Miss Helen Stoneham – h.stoneham@imperial.ac.uk

 

Documents

  • Job Description.doc

 

About Imperial College London

 

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

 

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

 

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

 

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

 

Additional information

 

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

 

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity

  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams

  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others

  • Deliver positive outcomes

  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination

  • Develop and grow skills and expertise

  • Work in a planned and managed way 

 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

 

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.


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