UK: PhD Studentship in Spirometer Design at University of Southampton

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Ref: AACE-AFM-122

Research Themes: Fluid Dynamics and Mechatronics, Signal Processing & Control, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted at any time until the position is filled.

Overview: This project is a unique opportunity to develop and use new theoretical results to understand and control the physics of turbulent flows relevant to aerodynamic and hydrodynamic applications. You will become a part of a group of talented and highly motivated researchers in the Aerodynamics group, researching wall-bounded turbulence.

The work is to design flow control surfaces to interact with turbulent flows in order to eliminate drag, or stabilise recently discovered nonlinear exact solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations. The new understanding and methodology developed will carry over to a vast range of flow-related applications.

The investigation will involve mostly robust control theory, fluid mechanics and some direct numerical simulation (DNS).

The candidate must have a passionate interest in control theory and/or fluid mechanics, ideally turbulence.

Eligibility:Prospective candidates must have or be expecting a 1st class 4-year or MSc degree in a relevant subject (Engineering, Maths, Physics) and should enjoy mathematical work. Programming experience would be advantageous.

For Information: If you wish to discuss any details of the project informally, please contact Dr Ati Sharma, Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics research group, Email:

Apply online: here using the following link:

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