Researcher Postdoc in atmospheric propulsion by plasma actuators

Oct 11, 2020
Nov 09, 2020
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The RESEARCHER-POST-DOC, first of all, will have to set up a bench to measure the force produced by electrical discharges. He (she) will then work on three of the four scientific tasks of the project. These three tasks have the following objectives:
1) Optimising the geometrical and electrical parameters in order to optimise the produced thrust
2) To study the thrust in conditions of altitude, up to 10 km, in a climatic chamber
3) To study the effect of a high speed flow on the electroaerodynamic thrust.

At the CNRS-Laboratory PPRIME, located at the Futuroscope, the RESEARCHER-POST-DOC recruited will work in the framework of the ANR Astrid "PROPULS-ION".

The aim of this research project is to study the electro-aerodynamic force created within corona and dielectric barrier discharges, with a view to using this force to propel aircraft.

The UPR 3346 "Institut Pprime" created on January 1, 2010 depends on the INSIS at the CNRS as operator; the INP is a secondary institute. A specific agreement recognizes the three institutions, CNRS (supervision), University of Poitiers and ISAE-ENSMA (partners). The staff is around 600 : 200 EC, 40 researchers, 100 ITA/IATOS, 180 PhD students and 40 fixed-term contracts.

The research work will be carried out within the DFTC department. The EFD team at the PPRIME institute is internationally recognised for its work on plasma actuators and aerodynamic flow control

The RESEARCHER-POST-DOC, will require the following skills and knowledge :
- High voltage,
- Electrical discharges,
- Metrology,
- Skills in fluid mechanics would be appreciated.

=> Coronavirus information :
The CNRS reserves the right to postpone the recruitment date according to the evolution of the situation in France.

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