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PhD studentship, University of Manchester, UK
Project Title: Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) Simulation of Complex Mixtures
 
Project Description:
This PhD studentship is part of a National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) funded EPSRC CASE Award in the exciting new area modelling of the multi-phase thermal nuclear flows and engineering hydraulics using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH). 
 
During decommissioning operations, the nuclear industry will face a number of challenges relating to the understanding of materials behaviour. New waste streams will be produced which are chemically more complex, leading to the presence of multiple phases making these difficult to process using the existing knowledge.  This PhD project will focus on the development of Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH), to simulate fluids containing two or more partially miscible liquids. The research will draw upon the experience gained in the field of computational molecular dynamics (MD), to better understand how different species within a mixture interact. The ability to simulate the behaviour of complex fluid mixtures could lead to significant improvements in industrial processes, such as the vitrification of radioactive waste.
 
 
Skills Required:
Entry requirements can be found by selecting the relevant PhD programme at this link:
http://www.mace.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/degree/
 
You should also have strong computation skills, programming (C++/Fortran), good level of UG maths for engineering, knowledge of physics relevant to free-surface and/or multi-phase flow.
 
Eligibility:
Candidates must be UK Nationals
 
Application deadline:
As soon as possible
 
Project specific enquiries:
Benedict.rogers@manchester.ac.uk
 
 
General enquiries:
General enquiries relating to the postgraduate application process within Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering should be directed to:
 
Ruth Whelan - Senior PG Recruitment & Admissions Administrator
Tel: +44(0)161 275 4345
 
Further information about how to apply can be found at: http://www.mace.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/apply/
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