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RAP opportunity at Air Force Science and Technology Fellowship Program     AF STFP

Numerical Simulation of Nonlinear Waves


Air Force Institute of Technology

opportunity location
13.50.00.C0067 AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 454337542


name email phone
Benjamin Fearing Akers 937-255-3636


This research opportunity focuses on the numerical modeling and simulation of nonlinear partial differential equations with wave-like solutions. These equations arise in a number of scenarios, including electromagnetic wave propagation and interfacial fluid dynamics. New numerical methods and mathematical models will be developed, with particular focus on coherent structures. Featured application areas include high energy laser propagation in the atmosphere and oceanographic gravity-capillary waves.



Akers B, Reeger J: Wave Motion 68: 2017

Akers B: Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena 300: 2015

Akers B, Ambrose DM, Wright JD: Proceedings of the Royaly Society of London A 470: 2014


key words
Nonlinear waves; Numerical analysis; Mathematical fluid dynamics;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$95,000.00 $5,000.00

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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