Research Opportunities for Graduate Students

PhD studentship: THE SELF NOISE FROM VENTILATED SUPERCAVITIES

 

Rippled supercavity interface; from Foley, Howe and Brungart, Journal of Sound and Vibration 329 (2010) 415 - 424

Rippled supercavity interface; from Foley, Howe and Brungart, Journal of Sound and Vibration 329 (2010) 415 - 42

Boston University Department of Mechanical Engineering expects to offer a 3-year graduate assistantship starting January 2011 (or as soon as possible thereafter) leading to the award of the PhD for research on THE SELF NOISE FROM VENTILATED SUPERCAVITIES.

The project is sponsored by the Office of Naval Research under the University/Laboratory Initiative (ULI). Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

During the spring and fall semesters the graduate assistant will study acoustics and participate in the development of flow noise models under the direction of Professor M. S. Howe at Boston University. The experimental work will be performed in summer using state of the art facilities at the Navy Laboratory in Newport R.I. This is an exciting opportunity to acquire expertise in both experimental and analytical methods of acoustics and related areas of fluid and structural mechanics. There will also be exposure to the latest developments in high speed undersea supercavitating vehicle technology that has the potential to revolutionize the current Navy paradigm, leading to typical speed gains of factors of three – five over conventional undersea vehicles. The successful candidate will subsequently be in an excellent position to tackle a broad spectrum of related cutting edge research challenges and opportunities in the areas of hydrodynamic drag reduction, novel propulsion, guidance and control, homing, mission
analysis, etc.

For further details please contact:
Professor Michael Howe
College of Engineering
Boston University
110 Cummington Street
Boston MA 02215
Tel: (617) 484-0656; 353-5869
Fax: (617) 353-5866
mshowe@bu.edu