Shock-structure effect on its stability – S2T Unit

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Position summary:

The Shocks, Solitons & Turbulence (S2T) Unit (lead by Emile Touber) is looking for a postdoctoral scholar to study the stability of shock waves using mathematical and computational techniques borrowed from incompressible flows (e.g. resolvent). In particular, we want to understand how the structure of the shock governs the response of the front to both small- and large-amplitude perturbations. The shock structures of interest to us will be associated with out-of-equilibrium phenomena and non-ideal fluids. The transition from/to weak to/from strong shocks is of particular interest (e.g. is it associated with a supercritical bifurcation?), as well as sound- and shear-wave emissions from composite waves in non-ideal fluids (see Touber & Alferez). Applications range from external aerodynamics (entry vehicle), propulsion (rocket engines) to energy production (supercritical cycles, fusion).

Location 

1919‐1 Tancha, Onna‐son, Okinawa, Japan 904-0495

Responsibilities 

  1. Perform innovative research in the context given above (see position summary)
  2. Publish the results in high-quality journals
  3. Present the results at conferences

Qualifications 

(Required)

  1. PhD in Fluid Mechanics, or related discipline
  2. Solid experience in high-performance computing, or stability theory
  3. Proficiency in English

(Preferred)

  1. Experience with Molecular Dynamics and/or Navier—Stokes simulations
  2. Experience with compressible flows
  3. Knowledge of Python and Fortran

Report to 

Professor Emile Touber / Shocks, Solitons and Turbulence Unit

Starting Date 

As early as possible

Term & Working Hours 

Term: Full-time, fixed term appointment for 3 years

Working hours: N/A

Compensation & Benefits 

Compensation in accordance with the OIST Employee Compensation Regulations

Benefits:

  • Relocation, housing and commuting allowances
  • Annual paid leave and summer holidays
  • Health insurance (Private School Mutual Aid http://www.shigakukyosai.jp/ )
  • Welfare pension insurance (kousei-nenkin)
  • Worker’s accident compensation insurance (roudousha-saigai-hoshou-hoken)

How To Apply 

Apply by emailing your Submission Documents to:
emile.touber[at]oist.jp
(Please replace [at] with @ before using this email address)

 

Submission Documents 

  • Cover letter in English
  • Curriculum vitae in English
  • Contact details of at least two referees

Application Due Date 

Open until filled

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