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Position: PhD in Smart Control of Turbulence for Sustainable Aviation
Institution: Delft University of Technology
Location: Delft, South Holland, Netherlands
Duties: This PhD project is concerned with the manipulation of the turbulent fluid layer adjacent to the surface, particularly from the perspective of active (flow) control. This implies that the evolving turbulence needs to be manipulated with a wall-based sensing and actuation system with the aim to learn (1) which instantaneous features of the turbulent flow are most receptive to control, and (2) which controlled features result in the greatest performance gain and why. To address these challenges, control techniques, such as extremum-seeking control in multi-input/output systems, possibly combined with real-time implementations of other machine learning methods, are a promising way forward. The work will be mainly experimentally using state-of-the-art (optical) measurements techniques and flow facilities
Requirements: An M.Sc. degree with a focus in fluid mechanics (e.g. aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering or applied physics); Strong mathematical and analytical skills; Fundamental knowledge of turbulence and knowledge of dynamical systems and control is an asset; Strong affinity with and background in experimental techniques for aerodynamics Affinity with data processing techniques and programming; Hands-on with lab-work, skilled in experimental design; Excellent communication skills in spoken and written English; Creativity, assertive attitude, and perseverance
   
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The strive for more efficient aircraft architectures with low turbulent skin friction drag continues to be of high interest in the development of the next generation aircraft planforms (e.g. blended wing body), because of their large impacts on efficiency. Thus, turbulent drag reduction can be seen as one of the key levers for sustainable aviation and is agnostic to both the energy carrier as well as the planform design. In collaboration with industry, TU Delft has recently started the Turbulence Task Force project. This task force will identify, validate, and prepare for industrial implementation, the most promising and commercially attractive technology for the reduction of turbulent drag in aviation. Within the task force, this PhD project is concerned with the manipulation of the turbulent fluid layer adjacent to the surface, particularly from the perspective of active (flow) control. This implies that the evolving turbulence needs to be manipulated with a wall-based sensing and actuation system with the aim to learn (1) which instantaneous features of the turbulent flow are most receptive to control, and (2) which controlled features result in the greatest performance gain and why. To address these challenges, control techniques, such as extremum-seeking control in multi-input/output systems, possibly combined with real-time implementations of other machine learning methods, are a promising way forward. The work will be mainly experimentally using state-of-the-art (optical) measurements techniques and flow facilities. Requirements An M.Sc. degree with a focus in fluid mechanics (e.g. aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering or applied physics) Strong mathematical and analytical skills Fundamental knowledge of turbulence and knowledge of dynamical systems and control is an asset Strong affinity with and background in experimental techniques for aerodynamics Affinity with data processing techniques and programming Hands-on with lab-work, skilled in experimental design Excellent communication skills in spoken and written English Creativity, assertive attitude, and perseverance Conditions of employment Doctoral candidates will be offered a 4-year period of employment in principle, but in the form of 2 employment contracts. An initial 1,5 year contract with an official go/no go progress assessment within 15 months. Followed by an additional contract for the remaining 2,5 years assuming everything goes well and performance requirements are met. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, increasing from € 2443 per month in the first year to € 3122 in the fourth year. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment with an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor. The Doctoral Education Programme is aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. TU Delft (Delft University of Technology) Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. Challenge. Change. Impact! Faculty Aerospace Engineering The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology is one of the world’s most highly ranked (and most comprehensive) research, education and innovation communities devoted entirely to aerospace engineering. More than 200 science staff, around 250 PhD candidates and over 2,700 BSc and MSc students apply aerospace engineering disciplines to address the global societal challenges that threaten us today, climate change without doubt being the most important. Our focal subjects: sustainable aerospace, big data and artificial intelligence, bio-inspired engineering and smart instruments and systems. Working at the faculty means working together. With partners in other faculties, knowledge institutes, governments and industry, both aerospace and non-aerospace. Working in field labs and innovation hubs on our university campus and beyond. Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering. Additional information In case you would like to receive additional information about this vacancy please send an email to Drs.ir. Olaf van Campenhout (PI for Turbulence Task Force project), o.w.g.vancampenhout@tudelft.nl Application procedure Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 21 June 2022 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV. A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure. Applying for an exemption for specific research and educational areas is an obligatory part of the selection procedure for this vacancy. This exemption must be obtained from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) before an employment contract is agreed upon. Click here for more information. You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post. Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated. Faculty/Department Faculty of Aerospace Engineering Job Type PhD Scientific field Engineering Hours per week 38-40 Salary € 2.443,00 - € 3.122,00 Desired level of education University graduate Vacancy number TUD02152 Method of applying Via system Job description Wall-bounded turbulence is the single largest source of fuel consumption in aviation, annually accounting for approximately half of global aviation greenhouse gas emissions. A large part of the aircraft is not yet optimized to reduce turbulent friction while at the same time, more efficient aircraft are highly required in order to cope with mass and volume challenges posed by novel energy carriers such as hydrogen and batteries. The strive for more efficient aircraft architectures with low turbulent skin friction drag continues to be of high interest in the development of the next generation aircraft planforms (e.g. blended wing body), because of their large impacts on efficiency. Thus, turbulent drag reduction can be seen as one of the key levers for sustainable aviation and is agnostic to both the energy carrier as well as the planform design. In collaboration with industry, TU Delft has recently started the Turbulence Task Force project. This task force will identify, validate, and prepare for industrial implementation, the most promising and commercially attractive technology for the reduction of turbulent drag in aviation. Within the task force, this PhD project is concerned with the manipulation of the turbulent fluid layer adjacent to the surface, particularly from the perspective of active (flow) control. This implies that the evolving turbulence needs to be manipulated with a wall-based sensing and actuation system with the aim to learn (1) which instantaneous features of the turbulent flow are most receptive to control, and (2) which controlled features result in the greatest performance gain and why. To address these challenges, control techniques, such as extremum-seeking control in multi-input/output systems, possibly combined with real-time implementations of other machine learning methods, are a promising way forward. The work will be mainly experimentally using state-of-the-art (optical) measurements techniques and flow facilities. Requirements An M.Sc. degree with a focus in fluid mechanics (e.g. aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering or applied physics) Strong mathematical and analytical skills Fundamental knowledge of turbulence and knowledge of dynamical systems and control is an asset Strong affinity with and background in experimental techniques for aerodynamics Affinity with data processing techniques and programming Hands-on with lab-work, skilled in experimental design Excellent communication skills in spoken and written English Creativity, assertive attitude, and perseverance Conditions of employment Doctoral candidates will be offered a 4-year period of employment in principle, but in the form of 2 employment contracts. An initial 1,5 year contract with an official go/no go progress assessment within 15 months. Followed by an additional contract for the remaining 2,5 years assuming everything goes well and performance requirements are met. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, increasing from € 2443 per month in the first year to € 3122 in the fourth year. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment with an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor. The Doctoral Education Programme is aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. TU Delft (Delft University of Technology) Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. Challenge. Change. Impact! Faculty Aerospace Engineering The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology is one of the world’s most highly ranked (and most comprehensive) research, education and innovation communities devoted entirely to aerospace engineering. More than 200 science staff, around 250 PhD candidates and over 2,700 BSc and MSc students apply aerospace engineering disciplines to address the global societal challenges that threaten us today, climate change without doubt being the most important. Our focal subjects: sustainable aerospace, big data and artificial intelligence, bio-inspired engineering and smart instruments and systems. Working at the faculty means working together. With partners in other faculties, knowledge institutes, governments and industry, both aerospace and non-aerospace. Working in field labs and innovation hubs on our university campus and beyond. Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering. Additional information In case you would like to receive additional information about this vacancy please send an email to Drs.ir. Olaf van Campenhout (PI for Turbulence Task Force project), o.w.g.vancampenhout@tudelft.nl Application procedure Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 21 June 2022 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV. A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure. Applying for an exemption for specific research and educational areas is an obligatory part of the selection procedure for this vacancy. This exemption must be obtained from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) before an employment contract is agreed upon. Click here for more information. You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post. Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated. Back to list Send job to a friend Print this page Apply Now Five reasons to work at the TU Delft 1. Impact: for a better society at a top international university 2. Open international community with multidisciplinairy teamwork 3. Excellent facilities for research, education and innovation 4. Room for personal growth 5. Good employment conditions Read more! Read more! 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