C3M offers the following position, starting from April 1st, 2020 and limited for 36 months:
on the Marie Curie ITN funded project
“ Nonlinear dynamics response with nonlinear constitutive material models ”
The position is offered within the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks in the project “Joint Training on Numerical Modelling of Highly Flexible Structures for Industrial Applications [THREAD]”. The salary of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks Fellowship (MSCA-ITN) follows the regulations set by the European Commission. The salary will include social security and will be composed of living, mobility and family allowances, where applicable, as outlined in the Grant Agreement and Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Work Programme
ESR 12: Nonlinear dynamics response with nonlinear constitutive material models
Objectives: ESR will focus on nonlinear material models and their implementation in nonlinear dynamics within numerical analyses of deployable beam structures for space applications. The ESR will be trained to apply modern techniques for automatic differentiation in development of constitutive material models using symbolic approach that allows deriving accurate and efficient finite element (FE) routines including sensitivities with respect to the wide range of model parameters.
Expected Results: The results will have an impact on a wide variety of advanced space missions utilising deployable precision pointing antennas, solar sails, slender mechanisms for space debris removal and other deployable structures which must be compactly packaged for
the limited size of launch vehicles and then expanded automatically in orbit. An optimal design of deployable structures is obtained from appropriate numerical models that assess the dynamic responses to vibrational loads during launch as well as their mechanical behavior in space and the large geometric transformations.
Project specific requirements (additional to the Eligibility Criteria):
• MSc in Physics, Engineering, Computational physics, Computational engineering or related fields is preferred (all backgrounds are welcome to apply)
• Experience in finite element method is highly desirable.
• Experience in symbolic algebraic systems (Wolfram Mathematica, etc…) is preferred.
• Computer programming skills are favored.
• High standard of spoken and written English.
Host: C3M d.o.o. - Centre for Computational Continuum Mechanics, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Primary Supervisor: Dr. Tomaž Šuštar (http://www.c3m.si)
More details available here
Do you want to apply?: https://thread-etn.eu/apply/