This project aims to simulate, understand, characterise and model the effect of surface roughness and porosity on near-wall turbulence, with particular emphasis on understanding their separate influence as well as their non-linear coupling. The project will use Direct Numerical Simulation, modelling and analysis, combined with the use of experimental data.
Applicants should have, or be expected to gain a high 2:1, preferably a 1st class honours degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering, Maths (fluids/ applied) or a related degree. A good knowledge or experience in fluid mechanics, calculus and differential equations, and numerics.
EPSRC DTP studentships are fully-funded (fees and maintenance) for UK students or provide fees only for EU students from outside the UK, subject to eligibility requirements. Further details about eligibility can be found at: https://epsrc.ukri.org/skills/students/help/eligibility/
Applications should be submitted via the University of Cambridge Applicant Portal www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/egegpdpeg, with Ricardo Garcia-Mayoral identified as the potential supervisor.
The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.