PhD: Hydrogen Combustion in Gas Turbines: Experiments and Modelling

PhD: Hydrogen Combustion in Gas Turbines: Experiments and Modelling

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16 Apr 15 May Delft

Job description

The project is part of the HighHydrogen project proposal for which a grant has been awarded by RvO (The Netherlands)

The project has the objective to deliver a validated boundary layer flashback (BLF) model for an industrial gas turbine geometry. The TU Delft BLF model is an extension of the BLF model published by TU Munich. It should be integrated in CFD software for turbulent combustion. The model predictions have to be validated using data from literature and new experiments to be executed in the TU Delft combustion laboratory.

The tasks of the PhD student will be the following:

  • Experimental measurements using the scaled GT burner to gain data on boundary layer flashback occurrence and properties
  • CFD model development including implementation of BLF model in CFD software
  • Validation of the developed CFD model with experiment data from the scaled GT burner and from the industrial test rig.

The project will be executed in close cooperation with industrial gas turbine partners.

Specifications

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Requirements

Applicant should have the following qualifications:

  • MSc degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, applied physics or chemical engineering with proven affinity regarding fluid mechanics, turbulence, CFD, experimental work and combustion.
  • Interest in both applied and more fundamental science and engineering in the energy field.
  • Excellent background in the following areas:  fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, physical transport phenomena .
  • Proven interest and skills regarding experimental research.
  • Good communication skills and being a team player in a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Good oral and written knowledge of English. TU Delft is a bi-lingual organization; good knowledge of the Dutch language is considered to be a positive aspect of your application.

Conditions of employment

TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit http://www.tudelft.nl/phd for more information.

Employer

Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.

https://www.tudelft.nl

Department

Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering

The 3mE Faculty trains committed engineering students, PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers in groundbreaking scientific research in the fields of mechanical, maritime and materials engineering. 3mE is the epitome of a dynamic, innovative faculty, with a European scope that contributes demonstrable economic and social benefits. 

The ambition of the Department of Process & Energy of the 3mE Faculty, is to perform world class education and research in the area of process and energy for a sustainable development. We focus our research on the following areas: Energy Technology, Gas Turbines, Engineering Thermodynamics, Large Scale Energy Storage, Intensified Reaction and Separation Technology, Fluid Mechanics, and Multiphase Flow. We are situated in the Process and Energy lab, a modern and inspiring academic environment with unique experimental facilities.

The gas turbine chair of the Process & Energy Department focuses it research on the application of gas turbine based power and heat plant in the future energy system. Research areas are: flexibility of power plants via e.g. model based control, improved thermodynamic cycles and the application of alternative fuels like hydrogen or synthetic fuels.
The Process & Energy department has a long and outstanding track record in experimental and analytical combustion research.

https://www.tudelft.nl/en/3me/departments/process-energy/chairs/gas-turbines/    

https://www.tudelft.nl/en/3me

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact Professor S.A. Klein,  email: s.a.klein@tudelft.nl , tel. +31615965844. For information about the selection procedure, please contact Hilma Bleeker, HR advisor, email: application-3mE@tudelft.nl.
Applications should include: a letter of motivation, a detailed CV and your MSc thesis report.
Please submit these documents in one single pdf file by 15 May 2019 to Hilma Bleeker, application-3mE@tudelft.nl. When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3mE19-29.

Specifications

  • PhD positions
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week, temporary
  • €2266—€2897 per month
  • University Graduate
  • 3mE19-29

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Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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