Fully Funded Master and PhD Positions at University of Calgary, Canada

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This fully funded master and PhD positions afford both local and international students opportunity to get higher education in top class Canadian University. This fully funded master and PhD positions is a research position at the Aerospace and Compressible Flow Research Group at the University of Calgary, Canada.


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University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on our journey to become one of Canada’s top five research institutions, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community of Calgary.

The University of Calgary attracts and nurtures the talent that drives new knowledge creation, improves lives and betters our world. In this rich learning environment, the university serves over 33,000 students in more than 250 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs, and provides the community with diverse lifelong learning opportunities. The University of Calgary stands out among Canadian universities in how it actively engages students in leadership development in all areas – the arts, athletics, science, medicine, engineering, volunteerism and business. It is also a leader in sustainability with its set of values embraced by the campus through teaching, leadership and campus operations.


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About the research group for the fully funded Master and PhD positions

High-Speed Aerodynamics

Fundamental and applied research to the hypersonic atmospheric entry aerodynamics has been performed in the AERO-CORE group. Numerical simulations using the OpenFOAM were used to study the near wake of hypersonic blunt bodies, with an emphasis on the separation region, which is a result of a shock-wave-boundary-layer interaction (SWBLI). Collaboration with scientists at the NASA Langley Research Center allowed for planar laser-induced fluorescence (PLIF) imaging of the Mars Science Laboratory vehicle in the 31-inch Mach 10 hypersonic wind tunnel. Comparisons between PLIF and OVERFLOW simulations showed good agreement of the separated wake region.

Applied Aerodynamics

Numerical simulations of nanoaerosols injected into supersonic intake systems have shown how the rapid exchange of momentum and energy can result in the suppression of separation normally induced by SWBLI. It also shown how this rapid particle-gas exchange can also improver the overall performance of an intake through enhanced pressure recovery. In some situations, the use of nanoparticles can stabilize an intake that is experiencing buzz in off-design conditions.

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Propulsion System Development and Testing

A custom-built rocket test facility was used to develop an N2O/paraffin hybrid rocket motor (left image). Hybrid rockets have the promise of being cleaner for the environment and safer to operate. Several flight experiments were performed on a full vehicle (middle image) at a test range in Alberta. Onboard flight data was used to evaluate the performance of the motor (right image) and compare to ground tests.


Laser and Optical Diagnostics

Non-intrusive diagnostics are used to study high-speed flows. PLIF (left image) was performed in collaboration with NASA and the University of Virginia to study high-speed propulsion. The image shows the development of the turbulent flame in the engine. The development of a low-cost light source (right image) enables the visualization of gas dynamic phenomena, such as shock and expansion waves.


About the fully funded Master and PhD Positions

Energetic and passionate Masters and PhD students are sought to join the Aerospace and Compressible Flow Research (AERO-CORE) Group at the University of Calgary. These are fully funded positions and research projects will focus on problems related to high-speed propulsion and high-speed aerodynamics for rockets and aircraft. Flight tests, engine test cells, rocket static firings, shock-tunnel tests, wind-tunnel tests, computational fluid dynamics simulations, multi-disciplinary design optimization, and theoretical analyses will be used as research methods. You will be joining a large, vibrant, and experienced research group that has a mission of bringing vehicle concepts to flight.


Method of application for the fully funded master and PhD positions

Interested applicants are advice to contact Dr. Johansen directly at the mail address with the following documents:

  • resume/CV
  • a cover letter that describes your ideal research project.


Closing Date

Not Specify

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