PhD studentship on liquid-liquid flows (MEMPHIS project)
The Department of Chemical Engineering, University College London (UCL), is seeking a Graduate Student for studies on two-phase flows involving immiscible liquids.
The project is part of a £5 Million EPSRC Programme Grant:
‘MEMPHIS: Multiscale Examination of Multiphase Physics in Flows’, which
harnesses the synergy between world-leading scientists from four prestigious
institutions: Imperial College, Birmingham, Nottingham, and University College
London. The ultimate aim is to create the next generation modelling tools for
complex multiphase flows. The PhD position involves a programme of focussed,
multi-scale experiments on multiphase flows to validate and update numerical
codes. The industrial partners on the programme are BP, Procter & Gamble,
Chevron, Johnson Matthey, Statoil, CD-Adapco, AspenTech.
The project will focus on
the study of liquid-liquid pipe flows and the transition from stratified to
dispersed patterns. Wave properties and the evolution of the liquid-liquid
interface with time will be investigated using a variety of instrumentation,
such as conductivity probes and high speed imaging. Flow velocities and
turbulence properties will be measured using particle image velocimetry. As
part of the project, modifications to the existing flow facility and choice of
appropriate fluids will be required for high quality velocity measurements
close to the wall and the interface. Results from targeted experiments will
help formulate the models being developed in MEMPHIS.
The candidate will have or be expected to obtain an excellent first degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or related subject area. Specific interest or previous work on multiphase flows, laser based flow diagnostics, flow visualization and /or imaging would be an advantage. The project is open to UK or EU applicants only due to funding restrictions.
The duration of the studentship is for 3 years starting from September 2013 and includes a stipend of £15,590 per annum plus tuition fees at home/EU level.
Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Panagiota Angeli email@example.com
PhD application forms can be downloaded or completed online at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate-study under “How to Apply”.
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