The position is part of the project Numerical methods for discontinuities in continuum mechanics which is supported by the prestigious Emmy-Noether-program of the German Research Society.
The applicant will work in the field of computational fluid dynamics and concentrate on applications where discontinuities are present in the field variables (e.g. two-fluid flows, flows involving shocks and small boundary layers).
The extended finite element method (XFEM) is, in general, highly suited for applications involving discontinuities and has been intensively studied in solid mechanics.
The development and application of the XFEM for fluid mechanics is the aim of this work.
A thorough knowledge of the classical finite element method (FEM) is required, and experience in computational fluid dynamics is preferred.
Programming experience is a must, preferably in C.
Chair for CATS, Aachen University,
Steinbachstr. 53 B, 52074 Aachen,
Your application by email is welcome: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications is June 8th.
For more information see; PhD Position in XFEM-Simulation for Fluids, Aachen University, Germany