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PhD: Modelling Work Hardening in Low-Alloy Steels
Application and optimisation of experimental methods and development of physical models
- Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 38 uur
- € 2840 per maand
During plastic deformation of metals, work hardening is caused by dislocations being introduced into the metallic microstructure, which plays a significant role in the stress needed for the motion of dislocations. Therefore, an increase of the dislocation density implies an increase in the yield or flow stress of the material, a process called work hardening. The aim of the project is to come to a physical and predictive model for work hardening of steel. The model will have its roots in existing models, but these will be validated and extended based on experimental determination of the dislocation structure by a new method, which enables quantification of the dislocation density and of the effective length of dislocation segments. The project will therefore involve a combination of application and optimisation of experimental methods and development of physical models.
We are searching for enthusiastic candidates holding an MSc degree in physics, chemistry, materials science or a similar field. The candidate must have knowledge of physics of materials, solid state physics, solid-solid phase transformations, and mechanical behaviour. Moreover, the candidate should have:
• affinity for computational simulations as well as a solid background in mathematics and numerical methods.
• a critical academic attitude with excellent analytical skills, initiative, inventiveness, curiosity, and critical thinking about the research approach and results.
• strong communication skills (high degree of English proficiency), ability to integrate, and good social behaviour.
ConditionsThe TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit graduateschool.tudelft.nl/ for more information.
For more information about this project, please contact Professor Jilt Sietsma, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Jolanda de Roo, phone: +31 (6)-572913508, e-mail: email@example.com.
M2i human Capital is the recruitment partner for this project. For more information regarding recruitment please contact Jolanda de Roo. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: + 316 572 913 50.
To apply, please visit the website www.m2i.nl/vacancies/ and use M2i's online application tool by 31 January 2018.
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3ME17-80.
Additional informationJolanda de Roo
Technische Universiteit Delft
Delft University of Technology (the TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. The TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At the TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. The TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.
Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) of Delft University of Technology, undertakes coherent and innovative research dedicated to developing, producing, characterising, and manipulating materials, with a focus on metals. The aim is to develop fundamental understanding forming the basis for better performance and a longer life cycle with preservation of functionality, while at the same time optimising sustainable use of resources and minimising the environmental footprint.
The Microstructure section of the MSE Department, with five senior scientists and some 15 PhD students and post-docs, has a leading position worldwide in the field of microstructure control, based on both experimental characterisation and physical modelling. For more information: https://www.tudelft.nl/en/3me/organisation/departments/materials-science-and-engineering/research/microstructures/
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