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
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PROJECT IS NOT AVAILABLE TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS DUE TO TIER 4 VISA 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 [email protected]
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