Argonne National Laboratory Postdoctoral Appointee- Modeling SI Ignition in Lemont, Illinois

Postdoctoral Appointee- Modeling SI Ignition

Requisition Number: 404671 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: ES-Energy Systems

Employment Category: Temporary 6 Months or Greater Education Required: Doctorate Degree

Level (Grade): 700 Shift: 8:30 - 5:00 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

The candidate will assist Principal Investigator (PI) in conducting computational fluid dynamics (CFD) studies of fuel injection, ignition and combustion processes in advanced spark-ignition (SI) internal combustion engines (ICEs). The candidate will expand and develop conventional and non-conventional ignition and combustion models, evaluate fuel properties and kinetic mechanisms, perform engine multi-dimensional simulations, analyzing data, and reporting results. The candidate must have considerable knowledge of internal combustion engine theory and a solid background in CFD applied to SI engine multi-dimensional modeling. The Candidate is also required to have a good knowledge of the physics underlying ignition and combustion processes in SI engines and be familiar with conventional and non-conventional ignition technologies and fuels used in transportation. The candidate will plan, schedule, prepare and perform numerical simulations of ignition and combustion processes in internal combustion engines. The candidate will collect numerical data including flame propagation, cylinder pressure traces and related information. The candidate will post-process and analyze numerical data with particular focus on ignition/combustion behavior and thermal efficiency. Improve state-of-the-art models and develop advanced models.

The candidate will prepare internal reports, proposals, conference papers, and other publications. The candidate will maintain current knowledge of developments in the transportation field, particularly with engine modeling and advanced combustion concepts.

We expect you to have knowledge of and skills in:

  • Ph.D. Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering field and 0-1 year of experience or equivalent
  • Internal combustion engine multi-dimensional modeling.
  • Skills to use engine CFD codes.Knowledge of CONVERGE is a plus.
  • Spark-ignition and combustion processes.
  • Conventional and advanced ignition technologies for transportation.
  • Transportation fuel properties, fuel kinetics and detailed mechanisms.
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Oral and written communications.
  • Working in a team environment.

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