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The University of Southampton
EngineeringPostgraduate study

AACE-AFM-135: Automatic synthesis of low-order models for turbulent flow

Project reference: AACE-AFM-135

Research group: Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics research group


Project Description

This project is a unique opportunity to develop and use new theoretical results to understand and control the physics of turbulent flows relevant to aerodynamic and hydrodynamic applications. You will become a part of a group of talented and highly motivated researchers in the Aerodynamics group, researching wall-bounded turbulence.

The work is to develop new techniques for the automatic synthesis of low-order models and controllers for turbulent flows in complex geometries.

The investigation will involve mostly robust control theory, fluid mechanics and some direct numerical simulation (DNS).

The candidate must have a passionate interest in control theory and/or fluid mechanics.

Prospective candidates must have or be expecting a 1st class 4-year or MSc degree in a relevant subject (Engineering, Maths, Physics) and should enjoy mathematical work. Programming experience would be advantageous.

If you wish to discuss any details of the project informally, please contact Dr Ati Sharma, Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics research group, Email:



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