Adaptive mesh method for blast waves simulation

Université de Valenciennes
Job Description: 

Offer type: Post doc
Contract: temporary
Salary: 29 000 € annual gross
Employer: Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambrésis
Laboratory: TEMPO
Workplace: Campus du Mont-Houy, Aulnoy-lez-Valenciennes
Application deadline : 11/30/2012
Start : as soon as possible
Period of employment : 1 year


Post doctoral position opened in the frame of the TRISTAN project, financed by the French Research Agency (ANR).

TRISTAN is the follow-up of the former EGSISTES project, during which a 3D numerical method was developed to simulate blast waves propagating in confined domains. This work led to 5 publications in two years.

The method is further developed in TRISTAN with application to full-scale facilities. In particular, adaptive grid capacity is implemented to efficiently and accurately capture the propagation patterns.

The blast waves yield high pressure waves requiring very fine meshes, and involve supersonic velocities and very small time-steps. The combined effect of these two factors requires significant computational effort.


The candidate shall contribute to the adaptive grid implementation with emphasis on the adaptive sensor. The support to real case calculation will also be provided.


PhD in Numerical Fluid Dynamics and/or Applied Mathematics.

Required skills and knowledge
Fluid Dynamics
Adaptive grids
Programming (fortran, C/C++).

Contact David Uystepruyst
Université de Valenciennes (+33) 327511985
Le Mont-Houy
59313 Valenciennes Cedex 9

Job Categories: 
Postdoctoral fellowships
Deadline for Application: 
Oct 31 2012