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Position: PhD studentship: Stability of core-annular flow in the presence of soluble surfactant
Institution: University of Nottingham
Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Duties: This project will consider a two-layer core-annular flow in a three-dimensional cylindrical pipe. The main objective will be to examine the effect of soluble surfactants on the flow stability and explore the underlying nonlinear dynamics. The project will combine analytical and numerical techniques with aim to develop, analyse and solve appropriate mathematical models for the study of core-annular flow with soluble surfactants
Requirements: e require an enthusiastic graduate with a 1st class degree in Mathematics, preferably at MMath/MSc level, or an equivalent overseas qualification (in exceptional circumstances a 2: 1 class degree, or equivalent, can be considered). It is highly desirable that the successful applicant is familiar with one or several of the following topics: fluid mechanics, mathematical modelling, asymptotic analysis, PDEs, numerical methods. While experience with more than one of the aforementioned mathematical fields would be beneficial, the willingness to learn and engage with all of them is an absolute necessity. The project requires the student to have experience with a scientific computing software package or programming language such as MATLAB, Fortran and/or Python
   
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