For granular materials with low thermal conductivity heat transfer occurs through interstitial gases as well as through physical contacts.  Existing particle based models are ill suited to dense systems so a multi-scale approach has been used to correlate the local packing structure to the gas contribution to conductive heat transfer in dense granular systems.

Research Themes: 

  • Granular Mechanics and Industrial Infrastructure
Conductive heat transfer through stagnant gas and solid in a random packing.
Dr Arturo Ortega Malca

Full Job Title: 

Research Associate

Engineering Discipline: 

  • Mechanical Engineering

Research Institute: 

  • Energy Systems


Arturo Ortega is a Mechanical and Electrical Engineer. Currently, he is working in numerical simulation of wind and tidal turbines.

This position is based in Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow. The project is a collaboration between University of Glasgow and University of Edinburgh.

UoE Vacancy Ref: 

014847 (University of Glasgow job reference)

Closing Date: 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

T-MAPPP is an Initial Training Network funded by FP7 Marie Curie Actions with 10 full partners and 6 associate partners, aiming to train the next generation of researchers who can support and develop the emerging inter- and supra-disciplinary community of Multiscale Analysis (MA) of multi Phase Particulate Processes.

Research Themes: 

  • Granular Mechanics and Industrial Infrastructure
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