Post Doc - Fluid Structure Interaction in Human Body Modeling
Reference number 2011/1
Application deadline 2011-02-28
Traffic Safety at Chalmers
Chalmers strategy for excellence in research, education and innovation is structured in eight Areas of Advance. Transport is one of these areas with Traffic Safety as one of three profiles.
The aim of this Post-doc project is to combine Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element (FE) methods to develop and validate fluid structure interaction (FSI) models of the human body. A focus will be the cervical spine and the cervical venous plexus. The models will enable prediction of the transient flow and pressure events in the spinal canal that take place during rapid cervical bending motion similar to “whiplash motion” of the type that is commonly resulting in long lasting symptoms in the neck region of car occupants after a car collision. The project is funded within Chalmers Transport Area of Advance.
The applicant must have a PhD degree and needs to be experienced in Fluid Dynamics modeling as well as Finite Element modeling. Experience in Fluid-Structure Interaction modeling is a merit. Experience in LS Dyna, ANSYS and/or OpenFOAM is of value. An interest in acquiring knowledge, in human anatomy and physiology is a requirement. English language skills, both verbal and written, are required.
The application shall be written in English and include the following items:
The application shall be sent electronically. Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.
The documents according to items 1-4 above shall be attached as two pdf-files.One should contain items 1-3 in the listing of material to be included in the application The other should contain item 4 in the listing of material, and any other appendices.
The files may be compressed (zipped).
If any material is not available electronically or cannot be transferred to pdf format, the material can be sent as a hard copy to Registrar. The applicants name and the reference number (2011/1) must be written on the first page of the application.
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