KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Engineering Mechanics within the area fluid mechanics

The goal of this project is to study, through Computational Fluid Dynamics, the physics of turbulent flows around complex wing geometries such as swept wings, wing-tip vortices and pipes; and to contribute to the development of suitable methods (in particular adaptive mesh refinement, AMR), and uncertainty quantification (UQ). 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. Strategies for flow control, aimed at reducing skin friction and avoiding separation in extreme aerodynamic conditions, will also be explored. In addition, concerted experiments in the KTH wind tunnel are ongoing for which cross-validation will be performed. The candidate 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).

What we offer

  • The possibility to study in a dynamic international research environment in close cooperation with industries and advanced universities the world over.
  • Life-long network through KTH's Alumni organization.
  • A personal study plan to support your development within your areas of interest.
  • A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH's doctoral student salary agreement.
  • Work and study in Stockholm, one of Europe´s fastest growing capitals, which is close to both nature and the sea.
  • Help to relocate and get settled in Sweden and at KTH.
  • The project will be part of SeRC (Swedish e-Science Research Centre) and the Linné FLOW Centre, and as such profit from the wide network of experts in e-Science and fluid mechanics at KTH.

Eligibility

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a degree at advanced level,
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or
  • in any other way acquired within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.

A suitable background is a Master of Science in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics or Mechanics with a specialization in fluid mechanics, computational methods and/or applied mathematics. In addition, a relevant degree project, and excellent capability to communicate in English is beneficial.

Selection

In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:

  • ability to independently pursue his or hers work,
  • ability to collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.
  • Applicants must be strongly motivated for doctoral studies, possess the ability to work independently and perform critical analysis as well as possessing good levels of cooperative and communicative abilities.

Target degree: Doctoral degree

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year and may thereafter be extended. Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Union representatives

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Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

You will find contact information for doctoral section on the section's website.

Application

Apply for the position and admission through KTH's recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other information

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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 according to KTH's doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions 4
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2019-0618
Contact
  • Dr Philipp Schlatter, pschlatt@mech.kth.se +46 8 790 71 76
  • Dr Ricardo Vinuesa, rvinuesa@mech.kth.se + 46 8 790 67 70
  • Dr Ramis Örlü, ramis@mech.kth.se +46 8 790 67 52
Published 11.Apr.2019
Last application date 06.May.2019 11:59 PM CET

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