PhD position on Laboratory study of low frequency combustion dynamics and acoustic wave propagation.

The University of Twente is looking for a PhD student in the field of Laboratory study of low frequency combustion dynamics and acoustic wave propagation.

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logo vacature PhD position on Laboratory study of low frequency combustion dynamics and acoustic wave propagation.

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Three research positions are available to early-stage researchers in the project DYNAF, funded by the NWO Open Technology Program. DYNAF is a multi-disciplinary project performing research in computational fluid mechanics, combustion dynamics, acoustics, vibration and fluid-structure-interaction in the low frequency range. The research objective is to predict and control accurately the combustion dynamics in industrial size furnaces and boilers by means of the application of CFD simulations, laboratory experiments and industrial scale data and data processing and analysis. DYNAF is an acronym for the project title: “combustion DYNamics and Acoustic  oscillations in large industrial Furnaces and boilers”.

Within the Thermal Engineering laboratory a vacancy exists for a PhD position.

The objectives of this study are:

Generation of validation data on low frequency combustion dynamics represented by the response of the flow field and rate of flame heat release rate to a low frequency perturbation of the fuel flow. In addition a sonic thermometer will be developed for application in large furnaces in cooperation with Oxford University.

The expected results are:

(I)            Validation data on low frequency combustion dynamics in a turbulent laboratory flame.

(II)           Validation data on low frequency combustion dynamics in a Bosch domestic burner.

(III)          Sonic thermometer for application in large furnaces.

Validation data on low frequency combustion dynamics in a large industrial furnace at Duiker Combustion Engineers in Wateringen.

Vacature details

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  • You have obtained a MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering or Physics
  • You are able to demonstrate competence in Measurements and Fluid Mechanics
  • An appropriate qualification in the English Language together with excellent communication and organizational skills are required.


  • A full-time 4-year PhD position;
  • An offer for a personal development program within the Twente Graduate School;
  • A gross monthly salary of € 2.395 in the first year, increasing each year up to € 3.061 in the fourth year;
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • 29 holidays per year in case of full-time employment.

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