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Thermal Modeling Research Engineer

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Research Staff, University Staff
Department: Modeling & Simulation - 4365
Pay Grade: P2 - Exempt
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Position Summary: Responsible for the creation and implementation of numerical models of heat transfer and fluid flow components in various thermodynamic cycles. Will gather data from a variety of engineers and subject matter experts to formulate proper boundary and operating conditions. Will use several computational tools and toolsets to explore both steady-state and transient operation of components and thermal management cycles; some tools will require independent research to develop and program. Communicates discoveries through technical reports and presentations to stakeholders.
Minimum Qualifications:

• MS in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering.
• 5 years of experience with numerical modeling based on theory and applications of first and second laws, specifically fluid system components, such as: cooling loops, air cycle machines, vapor compression cycle machines, pumps, heat exchangers, fluid distribution, valves, and turbomachinery.
• Proven expertise with one or more of the following platforms: Matlab/Simulink, Python, Modelica, EES, REFPROP/CoolProp, C, etc.
• Demonstrates solid understanding and use of numerical techniques to solve coupled, nonlinear, transient differential equations.
• Uses thermodynamic charts to communicate the relationships between pressure, temperature, enthalpy, entropy, and quality of the components in a cycle.

Due to the nature of the position, must be a US Citizen.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering.
• 10 years of experience with emphasis on thermal management systems modeling.
• History of publications regarding heat transfer, fluid flow, and thermodynamics.
• Experience with two-phase flow modeling.
• Familiar with feedback control schemes; both in theory and implementation.
• Adept in Python, or equivalent programming language, to process large amounts of experimental data for comparison to own numerical models.
• CFD and FEA experience, specifically, Ansys and Fluent.

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Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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