Modeling Electrohydrodynamics with Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH).  

Two PhD positions are currently available in the field of Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) at Sabanci University, Turkey on “Numerical Modeling of the Electrohydrodynamics of Discrete Particles in a Suspension (electrorotation, and dielectrophoresis) by a Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics”. The project involves mathematical and numerical modeling of Fluid-Solid interaction problems in colloids subjected to externally applied uniform and non-uniform DC or AC electric field. The PhD students specially focus on the modeling of fluid-solid interactions (FSI) in Newtonian and non-Newtonian (Olroyd B fluid) liquid and will therefore involve the development of an FSI-SPH solver capable of solving relevant Maxwell equations. Suitable candidates should have a strong background in fluid mechanics and transport phenomena, and be able to program with Fortran and C programming languages. Our current incompressible SPH (ISPH) code is able to model single and multiphase Newtonian and Non-Newtonian flows with FSI capabilities. Interested candidates should e-mail their statement of purpose, and detailed CV including their publication records to Dr. Mehmet Yildiz,, Sabanci University, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences. Only successful candidates will be informed about the outcome of their applications. It is imperative that your email should have the text (PhD position in SPH-Electrohydrodynamics) in the subject line.