“Studying at the CFD Lab has traditionally been tied to achieving two goals: first, is to bring mathematics and physics into the rigorous fundamental modeling of hitherto empirically-based areas of research; and secondly, rendering this achievement useable by industry. Lab members are CFD codes’ creators, and not CFD codes’ users. The CFD Lab has an excellent research environment. We have established an excellent hierarchical structure that permits students to be closely supervised individually, and once a week as a group, where they share their accomplishments, difficulties, and perfect their presentation skills.”
 

List of projects available immediately at different levels (Master, PhD):
 
NSERC Discovery Grant
PARTICLE-BASED METHOD FOR SUPERCOOLED LARGE DROPLET (SLD) DEFORMATION AND SPLASHING
Keywords: Hybrid multi-phase Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics, CUDA-GPU programming, aero-icing
Level: PhD
Background: Applied Mathematics, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
Prerequisites: Fluid Mechanics, Excellent programming skills, Fortran
  
EULERIAN 3D APPROACH FOR SLD DEFORMATION AND BREAKUP
Keywords: Level Set Method, Variational Multi-Scale method, Taylor-Galerkin temporal discretization
Level: PhD
Background: Applied Mathematics, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
Prerequisites: Fluid Mechanics, Finite Elements, Excellent programming skills, Fortran
 
TRACKING RUNBACK AND DETACHMENT OF SECONDARY SPLASHED AND BOUNCED SLDs
Keywords: Droplet-wall-rebound interaction, Surface energy description, Aero-icing
Level: Master
Background: Applied Mathematics, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
Prerequisites: Aerodynamics, Finite Elements, Excellent programming skills, Fortran
 
HYBRID REDUCED ORDER MODELING FOR AERODYNAMIC PROBLEMS
Keywords: Projection-based Reduced Order Modeling, Gappy Proper Orthogonal Decomposition, Aerodynamics
Level: PhD
Background: Applied Mathematics, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
Prerequisites: Aerodynamics, Finite Elements, Numerical Mathematics, Excellent programming skills, Fortran
 
AIRCRAFT-SPECIFIC SLD HAZARD ALERT METHODOLOGY
Keywords: Reduced Order Modeling, Meteorological prediction, Risk management principles
Level: Master
Background: Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
Prerequisites: Aerodynamics, Numerical methods, Excellent programming skills, Fortran
 
NSERC Chair – Hypersonics
FINITE ELEMENT MODELING OF NON-EQUILIBRIUM GAS DYNAMICS
Keywords: High-Mach flows, Rarefied gas dynamics, Non-equilibrium conditions
Level: Master
Background: Applied Mathematics, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
Prerequisites: Aerodynamics, Finite Elements, Excellent programming skills, Fortran
 
NSERC Chair – Helicopter
MODELING AERODYNAMICS AND ICING OF A COMPLETE HELICOPTER
Keywords: Rotorcraft aerodynamics, Unsteady aerodynamics, Aero-icing
Level: Master
Background: Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
Prerequisites: Aerodynamics, Finite Elements, Excellent programming skills, Fortran

 

We are constantly looking for outstanding individuals capable of conducting ground-breaking research in the area of multidisciplinary CFD, hence even if none of the above projects particularly interests you, there are a multitude of other research opportunities.

For more information or informal inquiries please contact Dr. Zhao Zhan: zhao.zhan@cfdlab.mcgill.ca

Application procedure:

Please read this short “Notice” and “How to apply” before writing to us.