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Multiscale Computational Framework for Metal 3D Printing


Project Description

Conventional manufacturing processes involve the cost of dies, cutting tools, and long lead times which are not suitable for short term manufacturing activities. One method of avoiding high die costs and long lead times is to develop processes that do not involve dies and tools. One such example includes Metal 3D Printing. This prototyping method comprises of laser based melting of powder material and deposition layer by layer. The aim of the project will be to develop a multiscale computational framework to simulate the process.

This PhD work will be aimed at developing a multiscale computational framework to account for the effect of microstructure and defect formation, residual stress development during melting and solidification, and quantify their inter-relationship.

This work will be performed in close collaboration with Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) at University of Strathclyde, UK; University of Stuttgart, Germany; and University of Aberdeen.

The successful candidate should have (or expect to achieve) a minimum of a UK Honours degree at 2.1 or above (or equivalent) in Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering or Materials Science.

Essential Background: Knowledge of CAD and computational modelling.

Knowledge of: Additive Manufacturing Processes, Materials Characterisation, Computational Modelling.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Formal applications can be completed online: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply. You should apply for Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering, to ensure that your application is passed to the correct person for processing.

NOTE CLEARLY THE NAME OF THE SUPERVISOR AND EXACT PROJECT TITLE YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ON THE APPLICATION FORM.

Informal inquiries can be made to Dr A Siddiq ( ) with a copy of your curriculum vitae and cover letter. All general enquiries should be directed to the Postgraduate Research School ().


Funding Notes

There is no funding attached to this project. It is for self-funded students only.

References

[1] A. Siddiq, E. Ghassemieh, Mechanics of Materials, 40, 982-1000, 2008. (In the list of Elsevier top 25 hottest articles, in the list of most cited article published in mechanics of materials since 2008)

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