The post, in collaboration with the University of Exeter, is to develop performant high-order simulation tools for highly anisotropic heat transport relevant to fusion applications as well as acoustic modelling for broadband noise prediction. Spectral/hp element methods have already demonstrated lower computational cost for a fixed accuracy in unsteady flows/wave propagation problems. This post is to continue development of computational techniques, including matrix-free operators for ARM and GPU platforms, within the Nektar++ spectral/hp element framework for these applications.
Duties and Responsibilities
Main duties will include:
- Develop a proxy-app for anisotropic 2D heat transport
- Implement the Ffowcs Williams-Hawkings acoustic analogy within Nektar++.
- Implement matrix-free kernels for ARM and GPU platforms and undertake performance analysis
- Extend the Nektar++ library software as necessary to achieve the objectives of the projects.
- To assist with the analysis of data
- To assist with the writing of reports to research sponsors
- To present findings to colleagues
- To provide advice to other staff and students
- To assist with the publication of findings
- To attend relevant workshops and conferences as necessary
Those appointed at Research Associate level
Hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Engineering or a closely related discipline.
Those appointed at Research Assistant level
Near completion of a PhD (or equivalent) in Engineering or a closely related discipline.
*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £36,045 – £39,183 per annum.
For both levels
- Expertise in the development and application of parallel CFD software
- Experience of C++ development and object-oriented paradigms
- Practical experience within a research environment and / or publication in relevant and refereed journals
- Ability to develop and apply new concepts
- Creative approach to problem-solving
- Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to deal with a wide range of people
- Excellent written communication skills and the ability to write clearly and succinctly for publication
- Ability to organise own work with minimal supervision
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