Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Public Affairs

Program ID:Technion - Israel Institute of Technology-Public Affairs-MSCPHD [#22420]
Program Title: MSc & PhD, Aerospace Engineering
Program Type:Student programs
Program Location:Haifa, Israel 3200003, Israel
Subject Area: Aerospace Engineering / small-scale and rarefied gas flows
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/08/21, finished 2023/08/26, listed until 2023/02/21)
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Technion - Israel Institute of Technology is Israel’s premier center for science, technology, and applied research. Technion ranks #1 on CSRankings in the field of Artificial Intelligence in Europe, and is one of the Top 50 leading institutes of science and engineering in the world.

We are looking for excellent students interested in the research: Gases flowing in micro-scale devices or at extreme low pressures are named “rarefied”. Quantitatively, in gas-flow setups where the characteristic length-scale is of the order of the mean free path of a gas molecule, the continuum hypothesis breaks down and the flow-field cannot be described using traditional continuum (Navier-Stokes) equations. This situation is common in high-altitude flight (during reentry of space shuttles), where the mean free path is large, or in small-scale electronic devices (MEMS/NEMS), where both length- and time-scales may become very small. In such cases any study of “classical” hydrodynamic phenomena, such as flow stability or heat and mass transfer, must take into account the microscopic (molecular) properties of the fluid. The proposed work examines the conditions for continuum breakdown in a variety of applications and applies the kinetic theory of gases to study problems such as high-altitude flight; ultra-fast heating processes; and transition to turbulence in rarefied gas flows.

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