Research Associate in Computational Aeroelasticity
Imperial College London Department of Aeronautics
United Kingdom

Job summary

Applications are invited for a two-year postdoctoral position in Computational Aeroelasticity. The position is funded by the recently established COMAC/Imperial Research Centre of Wing Technologies, and it is hosted by Imperial College’s Load Control and Aeroelastics Lab (www.imperial.ac.uk/aeroelastics). Ambitious emissions targets in the next generation of commercial transport aircraft bring about a need for large design efficiency gains,...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG01289
  • Date posted 2 July 2020
  • Closing date 3 August 2020

Key information about the role

  • Location South Kensington Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £40,215 – £47,579 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Aeronautics
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited for a two-year postdoctoral position in Computational Aeroelasticity. The position is funded by the recently established COMAC/Imperial Research Centre of Wing Technologies, and it is hosted by Imperial College’s Load Control and Aeroelastics Lab (www.imperial.ac.uk/aeroelastics).

Ambitious emissions targets in the next generation of commercial transport aircraft bring about a need for large design efficiency gains, and therefore an increased demand on the ability to predict, with much higher accuracy, complex phenomena at the edge of the flight envelope. One very important such limiter in wing sizing is whether dynamic stability can be guaranteed.

This project will investigate computationally-efficient strategies for high-fidelity computational prediction of aeroelastic instabilities across the flight envelope. Those are particularly complicated as they correspond to dynamic physical processes that put strong demands on any computational analysis framework.

In this role, your goal will be the development of innovative computational modelling strategies to investigate the potential occurrence of aeroelastic instabilities in both nominal and off-design conditions, and the identification of design procedures to suppress them. We specifically seek direct methods for flutter solution that leverage on coupled adjoint solvers to dramatically accelerate the exploration of complex design spaces. The project will build on the fluid-structure interaction capabilities of the open-source SU2 solver (https://su2code.github.io).

Duties and responsibilities

This is a computational project at the cutting-edge of fluid-structure interaction modelling for aerospace applications, which will make extensive use of high-performance computing and state-of-the-art open-source software development.

You will join the SU2 development team at Imperial and will be in charge of the development of the dynamic aeroelastic simulation capabilities in this framework. You will also be asked to interact with the project partners, including periodic travel to China.

Essential requirements

Applicants should have a PhD (or equivalent) in Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering, very strong analytical skills, and relevant experience in computational simulation in high-fidelity fluid-structure interaction and/or computational fluid dynamics.

Experience in development or editing advanced open-source software will be highly advantageous, as well as some familiarity with the methods for analysis and design of transport aircraft. A strong publication record in a relevant field, commensurate with the experience of the candidate, is also desired.

*Any candidate who has not been yet been awarded their PhD, will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £35,477 - £38,566 per annum.

Further information

This is a fixed-term post for 24 months.

For queries regarding the recruitment process, contact: Lisa Kelly – l.kelly@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues during application, contact recruitment@imperial.ac.uk quoting job number ENG01289.

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