The Laboratory of Materials Science (LMS) is looking for a Research Assistant (MSc Thesis Worker) or Project Researcher for simulating of lateral impact on cylindrical composite shell.
The work focuses on numerical, finite element model development for the simulation of lateral impact on cylindrical composite shell. The composite refers to advanced long fibre reinforced composites. Commercial ABAQUS code is used for model creation and solution computation. The simulation will be run real time using the Explicit solver. The work relates to the Luxturrim5G project with a direct collaboration with Finnish industry.
The key novelty in the work is about the selection of appropriate failure criteria to simulate composite damage due to impact. As a starting point, implemented failure criteria are used, but user-programmed material models might be necessary along the work. The literature review of the work is a vast survey of the existing failure criteria and their validity.
The work requires good background knowledge of continuum mechanics and also basics of modelling and/or programming. This means that the applicant must have understanding of the 2D stress-strain states in composite laminates, elastic buckling, and matrix/tensor algebra.
All knowledge in the field of machine learning and advanced probabilistic methods is seen as an advantage.
Successful performance during the work opens an option to continue work under the topic of multiscale modelling as a doctoral student in the group of Plastics and Elastomer Technology, Laboratory of Materials Science at Tampere University of Technology, supervised by Assistant Professor Mikko Kanerva.
Assistant Professor Mikko Kanerva & Doctoral Student Jarno Jokinen
|Salary:||The salary will be based on both the job demands and the employee's personal performance in accordance with the University Salary System. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff, the position of a Research Assistant is placed on the job demands level 1 and the position of a Project Researcher is placed on the job demands levels 2-4. In addition, employees receive performance based salary.|
|Trial period:||Trial period of two (2) months applies.|
|Other:||The expected start date is January 2018 or as mutually agreed upon by both parties. The positions will be filled for a fixer term of six (6) months.|
|For more information, please contact:||
Assistant Professor Mikko Kanerva; email@example.com; +358 40 718 8819
|How to apply:||
Applications must be submitted by TUT online application form. Closing date for applications is 1 December 2017.
Applications should include the following documents: cover/motivation letter, CV and transcript of study records.
Additional information on attachments to applications.