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  • Full or part time
    Prof A Moore
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  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD studentship starting in September 2020. It is suitable for well-qualified students who have (or expect to obtain) a first class degree in engineering, physics or other relevant subject.

Our research relates to fundamental process understanding and control in the additive manufacture of metals, including directed-energy deposition and powder-bed techniques. This project aims to improve our fundamental understanding of the interaction between the laser and powder bed during the laser powder bed fusion (PBF) process. Our combined experimental and modelling research enables us to apply this fundamental understanding to provide further insight for process planning, the production of metal vapour and spatter, and variations in laser absorption in to the powder bed. The project will be supervised by Prof. Andrew Moore (www.optical-diagnostics.hw.ac.uk) and will involve close collaboration with Renishaw, the only UK manufacturer of metal powder bed additive layer manufacturing equipment.

Self-motivated individuals with a strong work ethic are encouraged to apply. Some practical experience of finite element (FE) modelling or additive manufacturing is desirable, as is knowledge of Matlab, Python or Labview.

To apply, please email your CV and the contact details for two academic referees to [Email Address Removed].

Funding Notes

This EPSRC studentship is available for UK/EU applicants only. Information on studentships, including eligibility criteria, is available on the EPSRC website.

References

References:
P. Bidare, I. Bitharas, R.M. Ward, M.M. Attallah and A.J. Moore,
“Fluid and particle dynamics in laser powder bed fusion“,
Acta Materialia 142 107-120 (2018)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2017.09.051

P. Bidare, I. Bitharas, R.M. Ward, M.M. Attallah and A.J. Moore,
“Laser powder bed fusion in high-pressure atmospheres”,
International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 1-13 (2018)
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-018-2495-7



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