Internship: Simulation of water cooling – Mines Paritech

Expected profile

  • Master of Science or equivalent in applied mathematics, physics, or mechanical engineering
  • Rigorous, autonomous, and motivated by working at the edge between basic research and industrial applications
  • Experience in programming (C, C++, Python) is a plus

Working conditions

The proposed work will be carried out in the research group Computing & Fluids located at the CEMEF Research Center of MINES ParisTech located in Sophia- Antipolis, France. The selected candidate will be recruited by Arcelor Mittal as an intern for 6 months.

ArcelorMittal is the world’s number one steel company, with 260,000 employees in more than 60 countries. It has led the consolidation of the world steel industry and today ranks as the only truly global steelmaker with an industrial presence in 27 countries. ArcelorMittal is the leader in all major global markets, including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging.

CFD simulation of water cooling, phase change and surface tension

Fluid flows involving interfaces between different phases (i.e. vapor/gaz and water/ liquid) are of paramount importance in many fields of science and engineering. Different methods (levelset, phase-field, VOF, …) are found in the literature and have been implemented to deal with multiphase flow simulation.

However, they have not been applied to flows with phase change. Today, the coupling of multiphase flows with heat transfer and phase change (from liquid to gaz) poses additional physical and numerical challenges for interface methods. It required a coupled resolution of unsteady mass, momentum, and energy transport with the interfacial physics of surface tension.

The ambition of this internship project is then to overcome the challenge of simulating accurately complex liquid–vapor interface dynamics. We will focus on the development of an extended multiphase framework for water cooling. Continuous comparisons with experimental results will be analyzed to assess the accuracy of the new multiphase framework.

Contact and application procedure

For further information, please contact

E. Hachem (elie.hachem@mines-paristech.fr), or Rudy Valette (rudy.valette@mines-paristech.fr)

Salary: ~1400€/month

Deadline for application is on March 31st, 2019.