Extending the LBM capabilities to combustion requires a profound rethinking of existing methods developed within the Navier-Stokes framework.
The team has recently made important steps in proving the LBM ability to tackle such flows, at a cost significantly reduced compared to classical results. The team was awarded a PhD studentship as part of a major EU project with a large public/private consortium (including, e.g. Cerfacs, Coria, EM2C, GE Avio, Rolls Royce, Safran…)
The PhD candidate will develop models for the prediction of combustion instabilities in aeronautical combustion chambers, according to the following work plan:
- Assess via the ProLB code whether Lattice-Boltzmann methods (LBM) are suitable to predict thermo- acoustic instabilities.
- Perform assessment on academic elementary test case (forced flame, flame transfer function), acoustic boundary conditions
- Perform combustion instability study for an anchored Bunsen flame examining the reactive flows, and subsequently validated it on canonical combustion applications and a turbulent bluff-body flame
- Perform feasibility study on semi academic/industrial burner (e.g., Preccinsta)
The PhD candidate will also be part of the team developing the ProLB software at M2P2 (~25 full-time researchers, from PhD candidates to full Profs.) ProLB is a software codeveloped by a strong academic/industrial consortium including Airbus, CS group, LMFA lab, M2P2 lab and Renault.Additional comments
Email CV, cover letter to email@example.comOffer Requirements
Strong background in scientific computing (c++ preferred), compressible flows, reactive flows.