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Place of work:

Working hours:
29,25 h/week

29 July 2022

Online application
English / German
Job-Id: 2022/107 (1451)

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01328 Dresden

PhD Student (f/m/d) Dynamics of fiber-laden drops

Through cutting-edge research in the fields of ENERGY, HEALTH and MATTER, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) solves some of the pressing societal and industrial challenges of our time. Join our 1.400 employees from more than 50 nations at one of our six research sites and help us moving research to the next level!

The institute of Fluid Dynamics is conducting basic and applied research in the fields of thermo-fluid dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics in order to improve the sustainability, the energy efficiency and the safety of industrial processes.

As part of the Institute, the Department of Experimental Thermal Fluid Dynamics invites applications as PhD Student (f/m/d) Dynamics of fiber-laden drops.

The position will be available from 1 November 2022. The employment contract is limited to three years.

Your tasks:

We are looking for a candidate (f/m/d) to further develop a numerical model capable of handling the fast dynamics of fiber-laden drops. The tasks of the research project are:

  • Derivation of a numerical method describing of the interaction between fiber and interface deformation

  • Further development of a hybrid Euler/Lagrangian method for the coupling of structural, flow and contact line dynamics

  • Direct numerical simulations of the impact of fiber-laden droplets on a solid surface (Scenario 1)

  • Simulation of the generation of fiber-laden droplets at a channel junction (Scenario 2)

  • Joint measurement campaign with the project partner for experimental validation

Your profile:

  • Excellent Master`s degree in Engineering, Mathematics or Computational science
  • Very good knowledge in numerical fluid mechanics
  • Experience in the application of optical measurement techniques for the investigation of particle-laden flows is an advantage
  • Good German and English language skills (verbal and written)
  • Self-motivation and good communication skills within an international team

Our offer:

  • A vibrant research community in an open, diverse and international work environment
  • Scientific excellence and extensive professional networking opportunities
  • Within this project, research stays at out partner’s institutions within Europe are foreseen.
  • A structured PhD program with a comprehensive range of continuing education and networking opportunities - more information about the PhD program at the HZDR can be found here
  • The employment contract is limited to three years
  • Salary and social benefits in accordance with the collective agreement for the public sector (TVöD-Bund) including 30 days of paid holiday leave, company pension scheme (VBL)
  • We support a good work-life balance with the possibility of part-time employment and flexible working hours
  • Numerous company health management offerings
  • An employer subsidy for the VVO job ticket

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