The Bioinspiration HRI works with institutes and industry partners to find bioinspired solutions to technological and design challenges.
Join researchers using novel simulation capabilities to study the noise reduction potential of aerofoil modifications – inspired by flying vertebrates like owls and bats.
Work with experts in ecology and evolutionary biology to identify and characterise potential noise reduction features of natural flyers. Then model these features and assess their effect with high-fidelity simulations, under supervision of the fluid dynamics group. You will perform these simulations using a well-established high-performance CFD code.
Aerofoil noise is a major contributor to environmental noise pollution. The World Health Organisation has identified it as a global public health problem. The noise created whenever turbulent flow passes the trailing edge of an aerofoil is produced by:
Reducing aerofoil noise contributes to:
You will have:
We encourage applications from women.
For more information about the position and how to apply, please contact Professor Richard Sandberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +61 3 8344 9084.
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