KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

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Job description

The goal of this project is to develop and apply methods for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for the analysis of turbulent flows around complex wing geometries such as swept wings, wing-tip vortices and pipes. To this end, high-order spectral methods will be employed to perform both well-resolved large-eddy simulations and direct numerical simulations, in order to assess the influence of pressure gradient, wall curvature and three-dimensionality in the dynamics of wall-bounded turbulence. We are in particular interested in further developing the aspects of AMR (adaptive mesh refinement) and UQ (uncertainty quantification) applied to these complex turbulent flows. Strategies for flow control, aimed at reducing skin friction and avoiding separation in extreme aerodynamic conditions, will also be explored. The researcher will become part of the Linné FLOW Centre, where he/she will have the possibility to interact with several related projects dealing with large-scale wing simulations and corresponding experiments, and will also have access to the multi-peta scale supercomputing facilities available at KTH, in conjunction with the Swedish e-Science Research Centre (SeRC).


A suitable background for this position would be a PhD (completed in the last three years) in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or computer science with a specialization in fluid mechanics, computational methods and/or applied mathematics. In addition to the traditional academic merits, a relevant degree project, international experience, and language skills are regarded as advantageous qualifications. 

Applicants must possess the ability to work independently and perform critical analysis as well as possessing good levels of cooperative and communicative abilities.

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The application must contain the following documents in PDF format.

  • Statement of professional interest.
  • CV with list of publications.
  • Transcripts from university/university college.
  • Contact information for at least two references.
  • PhD thesis and two selected scientific papers (in pdf format).

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).


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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2019-0617
  • Philipp Schlatter, Professor, +46 8 790 71 76, pschlatt@mech.kth.se
  • Ricardo Vinuesa, Assistant professor, +46 8 790 71 52, rvinuesa@mech.kth.se
Published 29.Mar.2019
Last application date 06.May.2019 11:59 PM CET

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