Publicado por VLADISLAV MANTIC LESCISIN el 07/09/2016 a las 10:49:14.

El profesor Ferri Aliabadi del Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College, Londres, ha ofertado becas de doctorado sobre Design, Optimisation and Virtual Testing of Composites para excelentes estudiantes de la ETSI.

Más información se puede encontrar a continuación, o bien contactar con los profesores Vladislav Mantic, Luis Rodriguez de Tembleque o Federico París.


PhD studentship: Design, Optimisation and Virtual Testing of Composites.
Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London


Applications are invited for a Ph.D. studentship on the investigation and development of design, optimisation and virtual testing of composites.

The PhD project is part of ‘SHERLOC’, a large research programme (€9M) funded by the Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative and led by the Department of Aeronautics at Imperial College London. The Clean Sky initiative is a public-private partnership between the European Commission and the aerospace industry aimed at developing breakthrough technologies to significantly improve the environmental performance of future airplanes. The SHERLOC programme is being undertaken by a consortium of eight partner organisations (including industries, universities and industrial research organisations in the UK, Spain, Greece and Belgium) and is focussed on structural health monitoring (SHM) technologies and innovative design and manufacturing for the composite fuselage of a green regional jet. The successful PhD applicant will contribute to a range of tasks associated with the broader aims of the SHERLOC project (including, for example, mechanical testing of designed composite structures and experimental evaluation of SHM systems) but the principal focus will be on the development and investigation of design and optimisation of composites.

A robust design and optimisation approach will be developed to simulate the sequence of actions taken during design and structural sizing in industry, including material characterization, preliminary analysis and detailed design. This method is a robust multiobjective approach for structural sizing of composites at different design stages that includes progressive failure analysis of composites. This PhD project will further develop and extend this methodology through modelling using finite elements and using advanced optimisation algorithms.

Applicants should have a strong interest in computational methods and optimisation algorithms for composite components, possess analytical, experimental, advanced programing skills and also have good communication skills (including report writing and oral presentation). Applications are invited from candidates with (or who expect to gain) a first-class honours degree in a relevant engineering subject. Funding is available for UK and EU citizens only. The studentship is for three and half years starting as soon as possible and will provide full coverage of tuition fees and an annual tax-free stipend of approximately £20,000.

Applications will be assessed as received and all applicants should follow the standard College application procedure (http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/pgprospectus/howtoapply). Informal enquiries and requests for additional information for this post can be made to:
Dr Omar Bacarreza Nogales o.bacarreza-nogales@imperial.ac.uk or Professor Ferri Aliabadi m.h.aliabadi@imperial.ac.uk

Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact:
Ms Lisa Kelly by e-mail: l.kelly@imperial.ac.uk phone on +44 (0)20 7594 5056.