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(Prediction and assessment of aircraft/rotorcraft-pilot coupling phenomena)

 25,633 - 27,194 pa (under review)

 We are seeking a suitably qualified candidate for a position to research the phenomena of aircraft-pilot couplings, with special emphasis on rotorcraft applications.  Funded by EPSRC, the research will form part of a European collaboration to develop an improved understanding of the causes and possible cures for flight problems that result from adverse couplings between the pilot and aircraft.  The research will be undertaken within Flight Science and Technology at Liverpool, utilising the Bibby motion simulator, and involve the development of predictive theories.  Candidates with a PhD and flight dynamics experience are preferred.  The post is available for three years.

Quote Ref: B/559             Closing Date: 27 September 2005

Further particulars and details of the application procedure should be requested from the Director of Personnel, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BX on 0151 794 2210 (24 hr answerphone), via email: jobs@liv.ac.uk or are available online at http://www.liv.ac.uk/university/jobs.html

 

PhD Studentship in Rotorcraft Aeroelasticity

A studentship is available to study the inclusion of blade structural dynamics into CFD simulations of rotor blade aerodynamics. This work is in the context of a major effort with various partners, including Westland Helicopters, to develop a detailed rotor analysis capability suitable for the design office. The project will provide an excellent opportunity to develop a career in the field of rotorcraft, whether in industry or a research environment. The successful candidate will have a strong aptitude for aerodynamics, mathematics and programming, as well as a strong motivation for the research area. UK nationals are preferred, however, strong EC candidates will also be considered.

Further information can be obtained from:

Dr George N. Barakos

Tel. 0141 330 6465 email: gbarakos@aero.gla.ac.uk

or alternatively,

Prof Gareth D Padfield, Head, Dept. of Engineering (gareth.padfield@liv.ac.uk)

The studentship can be taken up between September and December, 2005.

 

PhD Studentship in Cavity Flow Control and High Performance Computing

A studentship is available to study the flow control of cavity flows at transonic speed. This project is related to the aerodynamics of weapon bays currently considered for aircraft like the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) and new Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) concepts. The project is unique since it offers a PhD in aerospace engineering and a Masters in High Performance Parallel Computing (HPC). The project will provide an excellent opportunity to develop a career in the field of CFD and HPC whether in industry or a research environment. The successful candidate will have a strong aptitude for aerodynamics, mathematics and programming, as well as a strong motivation for the research area. UK nationals are preferred, however, strong EC candidates will also be considered.

Further information can be obtained from:

Dr George N. Barakos

Tel. 0141 330 6465 email: gbarakos@aero.gla.ac.uk

or alternatively,

Prof Gareth D Padfield, Head, Dept. of Engineering (gareth.padfield@liv.ac.uk)

The studentship can be taken up between September and December, 2005.

 

PhD Studentship on the Effect of Unsteady Ship Airwakes on Helicopter Operations

The operation of helicopters from ships in strong winds is very seriously affected by the disturbed wake from the ship’s superstructure. In a recently completed PhD project the steady airflow over a simplified frigate shape was computed using Computational Fluid Dynamics and this flowfield was used with the Department’s motion-base flight simulator to produce realistic flying conditions and to define the safe operating limits of a helicopter landing on the deck of a simplified frigate. . We now wish to take this work forward by investigating the effect of a more realistic unsteady airwake using CFD and experimentation. The project will provide an excellent opportunity to develop a career in computational and experimental fluid mechanics as well as to gain an understanding of rotorcraft operations.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of an upper second class honours degree in Aeronautic or Mechanical engineering (or an appropriate physical science)

Further information can be obtained from:

Prof Ieuan Owen (i.owen@liv.ac.uk)

or alternatively,

Prof Gareth D Padfield, Head, Dept. of Engineering (gareth.padfield@liv.ac.uk) The studentship can be taken up between September and December, 2005.

 

   

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