H2 Combustion modelling & simulations using LES-FlaRe (2 studentships)

University of Cambridge
October 04, 2022
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H2 Combustion modelling & simulations using LES-FlaRe (2 studentships)

Two fully funded PhD studentships are available to start in Lent 2023 term with an aim to study hydrogen combustion and its stability under micro-mixing conditions relevant for gas turbine applications. This project will help to build combustors for zero-carbon fuels to address global warming and the mitigation strategies. One student will investigate flame structure and emission and the second student will study the blow-off characteristics of H2 flames in a micro-mixing burner. These activities will use large eddy simulation (LES) paradigm along with FlaRe closure for subgrid scale combustion. Hence, strong interests in numerical modelling of reacting flows, computational fluid dynamics and high-performance computing on massively parallel machines and, strong analytical skills, logical deduction and programming skills in c, c++ and Python are essential. Some background in the above areas would be preferable. There are close collaborations with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for practical sides and University College London for experimental aspects.

Further detail can be obtained by contacting Professor Swaminathan at ns341@cam.ac.uk or Dr James Massey at jcm97@cam.ac.uk.

Applicants should have (or expect to obtain by the start date) at least a good 2.1 degree in an Engineering (Mechanical/Aero/Chemical/Energy & Environment), Physics, or Applied Mathematics, related subjects.

This studentship will be supported for 3.5 years fully (maintenance and fees) through a research grant supported by MHI, Japan. The studentships are open to home and overseas students.

Applications should be submitted via the University of Cambridge Applicant Portal www. graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/egegpdpeg, with Professor N Swaminathan identified as the potential supervisor.

Note that there is a £75 fee for PhD applications. The final deadline for PhD applications is 4 October 2022, although it is advisable to apply earlier than this.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.


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25 August 2022

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4 October 2022

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