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Four-year EngD scholarship with the National Composites Centre: Process and residual stress simulation in parts manufactured by injection over-moulding

Project Description

The differences in material properties in the different constituents of composite materials makes them particularly susceptible to residual stress. Overmoulded components are even more so by the nature of their construction, and the use of thermoplastic materials increases this further.

This project will:
• Investigate the mechanisms by which residual stresses develop in overmoulded components
• Understand the effect of residual stresses on key performance criteria of overmoulded components (e.g. interface strength)
• Develop predictive modelling capability to predict and optimize the residual stress for a given design intent
• Define a set of design and manufacturing guidelines to enable development of overmoulded components

PLEASE NOTE: Applications are considered as soon as they are received, and the position will be allocated as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

Project start date: As soon as possible

Candidate requirements:
An upper second-class degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate discipline.

How to apply: If you are interested in applying for this EngD project please send your CV and a covering letter to the IDC at

About the IDC and the EngD programme:
For further information about the IDC and the EngD programme please visit:

Funding Notes

Stipend: £20k p.a.
Standard EPSRC studentship eligibility criteria apply: View Website

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