The position is for an application engineer in Fluid Dynamics/Acoustic analysis. The work will be application oriented involved with testing, data analysis, and modeling of fluid dynamics and acoustics related to launch vehicles and Liquid/ Solid Rocket engines. The work will involve using existing analysis and finite element tools for verification and validation, reduced order model and analysis of associated fluid dynamics related to launch vehicles, and propulsion subsystems such as rocket engines. Other duties: Support component testing with the view of obtaining relevant dynamic test data. This will involve input for test requirements, planning the test, providing input in dynamical instrumentation, signal processing, and analysis. Some code or other model development will be required. Analyze complex features of the work and apply principles and practices of analysis, or devise new approaches in problem solutions. Independently plan, schedule and perform computations/analyses, prepare and make presentations and document results in technical reports. Participate in review and status meetings, analyze all results from assigned tasks and determine if outputs are complete, correct, integrated with project objectives, adequately documented, and meet stipulated deadlines. Follow existing processes and procedures and recommend process improvements.
BS degree in Engineering or related field from an ABET accredited institution with a minimum of 10 years applicable experience is required.
A Masters/PhD degree in Mechanical, Chemical, or Aerospace Engineering with at least 5 years of experience in using CFD program/s for engineering applications is preferred.
This could be part of the PhD dissertation work. Some experience in object-oriented programming, COMSOL is a plus. Experience with analysis using reduced order models and time/frequency domain data analysis is preferred.
Keywords: Fluid Mechanics; Unsteady flows; Acoustics; Finite Element; Applications; Reduced order models; Propulsion Applications