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Development and application of a rapid-CFD capability based on the next-generation CFD code developed by Airbus, ONERA and DLR

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Duration of contract

2 years


up to German TVöD 14

Type of employment


The Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology is a leading research institute in the field of aerodynamics/aeroacoustics of airplanes and aerothermodynamics of space vehicles.

The C²A²S²E department develops numerical methods for multidisciplinary simulation and optimization of air vehicles. Besides physical modeling of complex flows and the development of modern numerical algorithms, our research activities cover the software-based integration of all relevant disciplines, the development of efficient optimization strategies as well as surrogate modeling based on higher fidelity methods.

The core task of the position is the development and application of a rapid-CFD capability to be pursued based on the CFD-Code CODA, which is being developed collaboratively by Airbus, ONERA and DLR. The rapid-CFD capability comprises automatic octree-based cartesian mesh generation using the Cassiopée code, which is passed on to CODA via the FlowSimulator Data Manager (FSDM) platform and, the application of a RANS solver in CODA utilizing Immersed Boundary Methods (IBM) in conjunction with wall models. The focus of the offered position is on setting up the overall workflow (Cassiopée → FSDM → CODA) and the automation of the interaction of these components.

Foreign applicants are encouraged to apply for the position with a DAAD-Fellowship: https://static.daad.de/media/daad_de/pdfs_nicht_barrierefrei/in-deutschland-studieren-forschen-lehren/510_postdoc_development_and_application_of_a_rapid-cfd_capability_.pdf

Your qualifications:

  • PhD/Promotion in the field of Engineering or Sciences
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in the field of numerical fluid mechanics and its algorithms, preferably Immersed Boundary Conditions
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in the field of mesh generations, preferable octree-based cartesian meshes
  • In-depth knowledge in advanced programming languages (Python, C++), experience in software development in a team is preferred.
  • Strong teamwork and results-oriented working skills
  • good oral and written communication skills in English, German skills are a plus

Your benefits:

Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalleled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Our human resources policy places great value on a healthy family and work-life-balance as well as equal opportunities for persons of all genders (f/m/x). Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.

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Dr. Cornelia Grabe
Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology (IAS)

Phone: +49 551 709-2628

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