High Efficiency, Ultra-Reliable Turbomachinery
at ORAU/ORISE DoD Programs

Date Posted: 12/1/2018

Opportunity Description

Title of Research Opportunity: High Efficiency, Ultra-Reliable Turbomachinery Vehicle Technology Directorate seeks a post-doctoral researcher to conduct cutting edge high efficiency, ultra-reliable small turbomachinery research for advancing the propulsive power of air and ground vehicles for the U.S. Army. A strong academic background and proven research expertise are needed in the areas of Turbomachinery applied to Propulsion technologies. U.S. ARL seeks a candidate with a doctoral degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering with academic and research focus in Compressors or Turbines (axial-flow and/or centrifugal/radial turbomachinery) for gas turbine engines or turbochargers for piston engines. Research and/or working experience in fluid-structure computations/analysis and/or experimental measurements of flows and induced vibrations inside turbomachinery (compressors or turbines) will be essential. Experimental methods to investigate blade flutter, vibration, blade displacement studies on high speed turbomachinery will be preferred. A good background and/or research experience in turbomachinery materials and or coatings for turbomachinery blades will be a plus. The selected candidate will work with U.S. ARL scientists and engineers utilizing state-of the-art government laboratory infrastructure to conduct experimental research and innovate turbomachinery component technologies for the future Army VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) aircraft/UAV (Unmanned Air Vehicle) engines as well as ground vehicle engines. The selected candidate shall support simulated altitude experimental investigations on turbochargers for robust performance at extreme conditions including high speeds and altitudes. Keywords: Compressors, Turbines, Turbochargers, Axial-flow compressors, Fans, Radial Turbines, Centrifugal compressors. Check that all network cables are plugged in. Verify that airplane mode is turned off. Make sure your wireless switch is turned on. See if you can connect to mobile broadband. Restart your router. Click here for more information

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About Us

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) administers Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research participation programs for civilians such as:

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Program that allow senior scientists, faculty; high school, bachelor’s, masters’ and doctoral students, and recent graduates to enhance their science education experience in projects and activities at our Department of Defense (DOD) and other Government and Private Industry customers’ laboratories and research facilities worldwide.

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Research Associateship Program (RAP) allow Postdoctoral Fellows, Journeyman Fellows (undergraduate and graduates students and recent graduates), Senior Researchers, and Summer Faculty engage in research initiatives of their own choice, that are compatible with the interests of the government and will potentially contribute to the general effort of the ARL. Scientists and engineers at ARL help shape and execute the Army's program for meeting the challenge of developing technologies that will support Army forces in meeting future operational needs.

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