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Multiscale modelling of natural fibre based hybrid composite laminates

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  • Full or part time
    Dr K Katnam
    Dr K Davey
    Dr A Bottacin-Busolin
  • Application Deadline
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  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

If you are looking for an exciting research position in the area of advanced composite materials and computational mechanics, this is an excellent opportunity for you. Applications are invited for a PhD student to conduct research on multiscale modelling of natural fibre based hybrid composite laminates. The successful candidate will join the University of Manchester and be part of the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering and the Aerospace Research Institute (ARI).

This research project will explore natural fibre based hybridization together with multiscale modelling to tailor the mechanical properties of composite laminates for structural applications. The aim is to develop a new modelling strategy to understand and optimize the behavior of fibre-hybrid reinforced composites and validate with micro- and macro-scale experimental characterization. The research will have significant impact on composite-rich structural designs such as in aerospace, automotive and wind energy sectors.

Applicants would ideally have:

• An academic background in a relevant discipline, such as mechanical/aerospace/civil engineering, material science or physics.
• Background or knowledge of Solid Mechanics, Finite Element Method and Composite Materials or relevant.
• Experience in computer programming (e.g. Matlab, Python, C++)
• Experience in finite element modelling (e.g. Abaqus)
• Good communication skills and time management.


Areas of expertise: MACEMaPoS

Funding Notes

Funding is offered through The School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering and EPSRC DTP for a PhD to start in September 2019. The studentship is for 3 years and covers both Home/EU tuition fees and a stipend to cover living costs at the RCUK-standard rate (£15,009 in the 2019-20 academic session).

Further information about how to apply can be found at:
https://www.mace.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/how-to-apply/

General enquiries relating to the postgraduate application process within the School of MACE should be directed to:

Martin Lockey, Senior PG Recruitment & Admissions Administrator (E-mail: [Email Address Removed], Tel: +44(0)161 275 4345)



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