Labex MEC “Mechanics And Complexity"
Duration: 1 year
Period: June 3rd 2019 – May 29th 2020
Location: Marseille, France
Gross salary: from 2423 € to 2843 €/month depending on qualification and experience
Research project and job description
Title: Potentially new applications for converting thermal energy into mechanical energy
Summary: The study of thermal convection in a vertical axis cylindrical vessel shows that for some values of the control parameters, a multi-cellular regime having a precession motion around the axis of the container. In this particular configuration, the conversion of thermal energy into kinetic energy confers a kinetic moment to the liquid contained in the container . The study we propose consists of exploiting this phenomenon towards two potentially relevant applications: i) a mixer without a mobile part; ii) a thermal mini-engine (with liquid-vapour phase change to extract more mechanical energy to the system).
 Medale M. and Cerisier P., Influence of container shape and size on Surface-Tension-Driven Bénard Convection, Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics 224, 217–227 (2015).
Job description: The candidate will conduct numerical simulations with the research code developed in the laboratory to significantly contribute to the following actions:
1) show the existence of an overall rotating movement of convective structures;
2) define the parameters for the control of the phenomenon and the ranges of variability of these parameters that would allow to control it;
3) quantify the fraction of kinetic energy that can be extracted from the system and define the most appropriate way to do so;
4) define and quantify the equivalent of associated thermodynamic performance.
Essential skills: fluid mechanics (viscous fluid flows), heat transfer, natural convection, thermal-convective instabilities, numerical simulations, etc.
Desired skills: necessary skills described above, relational towards teamwork and exchanges, involvement in the project to achieve the pre-sizing of experimental prototypes, ease in scientific communication (written and oral).
Labex team Axis, action, part: "Instabilities, Couplings, Control"
Nom, Prénom: MEDALE, Marc
Tel: +33-18.104.22.168.14 ou 38
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|Titel||Post-Doctoral position – Potentially new applications for converting thermal energy into mechanical energy|
|Job location||Jardin du Pharo 58, bd Charles Livon, 13284 Marseille|
|Publicerad||april 3, 2019|
|Ämnen||Termodynamik,   Energiteknik,   Teknisk fysik,   Mekanik,   Strömningslära  |