Institución:Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona)
The Laboratory for Fluid-Structure Interaction (LIFE) (http://www.etseq.urv.es/life) of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) (www.urv.cat) in Tarragona (Spain), is looking for an enthusiastic research student with a strong interest in fluid dynamics. Successful candidates will join a small but very active multidisciplinary team, working in fluid-structure interaction problems. The research will be mainly experimental and focused in the area of fluid-structure interaction with application to several engineering problems. Some of the topics that will covered during the research include but are not limited to: dynamics of offshore energy generation devices; new concepts for offshore energy generation; aero/hydrodynamics of offshore wind turbines; wake interactions between wind turbines; new designs of vertical axis wind turbines; flapping based propulsion/harvesting systems etc…
The work will be mainly experimental and will be carried out at the department facilities, including two wind tunnels and a large free surface water channel. There is also the possibility to use and develop CFD and FEM prediction tools.
CANDIDATES: Successful candidates must hold a Master degree in Engineering (at least equivalent to a 5 years course in Engineering), in the areas of Mechanical, Industrial, Aeronautical, Naval or Civil Engineering. Preference will be given to candidates able to demonstrate the following desired skills:
- Matlab or another scientific programming language.
- LabVIEW or other instrumentation oriented programming language.
- Mechanical engineering design tools such as Pro/Engineer, Solidworks…
- Finite Element packages such as ANSYS, ABAQUS,…
- Experience with the use of optical measurement techniques, especially PIV.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested candidates should send the following documents, in English or Spanish, to Francisco J Huera-Huarte (firstname.lastname@example.org). The application procedure can be found in:
- Complete CV (with photography)
- List of subjects and grades of first degree.
- Name and contact details of 2 academic referees.
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Información complementaria de la oferta:
Full details of the call and the complete application procedure appears at URV Martí Franquès Program website (http://www.urv.cat/recerca_innovacio/programes/urv/FCT/2014/en_index.html)