The aim of the project is to develop methods for understanding the role and magnitude of direct and indirect noise on combustion instabilities in gas turbine systems using unconventional fuels. Experimental dynamic measurements of heat release rate, product gas temperature, pressure and velocities as a function of operating and boundary conditions at ambient and pressurized systems will be produced in model combustors. Validation to be performed with colleagues at other institutions performing LES simulations, 1D system modelling and experimental measurements in realistic facilities.
Students will be expected to have a high 2:1, preferably a 1st class honours degree in engineering, physics or related fields. Demonstrable interest and possible experience in experimental methods, acoustics and propulsion are desirable. Solid background in either fluid mechanics, lasers or spectroscopy highly valued. Good programming skills essential, and an interest in image and data processing a bonus.
Excellent communication skills, and ability to manage own project are highly valued.
The group has extensive experience in thermoacoustics and experimental methods for their measurement, and will provide training for specific methods.
Applications should be submitted via the University of Cambridge Applicant Portal www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/egegpdpeg, with Simone Hochgreb identified as the potential supervisor.
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