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PhD student ‘Systems theory description of thermo-acoustic instabilities’

The Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has the following vacancy: PhD student ‘Systems theory description of thermo-acoustic instabilities’
in Dynamics and Control group, Department of Mechanical Engineering

The PhD student position is available in Multi-phase and Reactive Flows group, and will be supervised by prof.dr.ir. I. Lopez Arteaga.

9 maanden geleden


de Rondom, Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur


Section description

In the section Dynamics and Control of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, research is focused on the sub-areas nonlinear dynamics and control, acoustics; active noise control, structural optimization and vehicle dynamics.

The goal of the project titled 'STABLE-System based thermo-acoustic design of central heating equipment' is to develop an original theoretical, numerical and experimental analysis framework based on a system level description of the thermo-acoustic behavior of heating systems. This project, sponsored by TTW, is a joint project of the groups Dynamics and Control and Multi-phase and Reactive Flows with 2 PhD positions (one at each of the groups). The 2 PhD students will work in close cooperation.

Aim of the PhD project, Tasks

The PhD project at the section Dynamics and Control of the Department of Mechanical Engineering focuses on the development of system/network theory and framework for combustion instability analysis. This includes establishing the relationship between generic two-port network theory and thermo-acoustic system modeling, investigating relationships between burner phenomenology and burner properties on a system level, analyzing the validity and application of network stability criteria to the case of thermo-acoustic systems, and studying the intrinsic acoustic instability of combustion in the context of network theory.


Qualification of applicant

Within this project, we are looking for a candidate with a MSc-degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical or Control Engineering with an interest to work in an interdisciplinary project such as 'System based thermo-acoustic design'. He/she should have a strong interest in system theory and (thermo) acoustics. The candidate should have excellent communication skills in English and an attitude to collaborate in a cooperative project such as the 'Active Control of Thermo-acoustic instabilities' project.


We offer
  • A challenging job in a dynamic and ambitious university.
  • A full-time employment for 4 years, with an intermediate evaluation after 1 year.
  • Gross monthly salaries are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities (CAO NU), increasing from € 2222 per month initially, to € 2840 in the fourth year.
  • An attractive package of fringe benefits, including excellent work facilities, end of the year allowance and sport facilities.
  • Additionele informatie

    More information

    More information about this PhD position can be obtained from prof.dr.ir. I. Lopez Arteaga (i.lopez@tue.nl, +31 40 2472611). For more information regarding recruitment please contact Sytse van Heijst. E: HRServices.Gemini@tue.nl

    Visit https://www.tue.nl/universiteit/faculteiten/werktuigbouwkunde/onderzoek/onderzoeksgroepen/dynamics-and-control/ for more information about the group Dynamics and Control;


    Please upload your written application with letter of motivation, detailed curriculum vitae including photograph, transcripts of BSc and MSc degrees (with grades), and contact information of two potential referees, through the 'apply now' button.

    The vacancy is open until a suitable candidate has been found.