PhD: Physical aspects of XFEM modelling in shell elements
XFEM is a way of modelling failure in finite element analysis which is promising for predicting the effects of naval blast or collision. While it is becoming …
- Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 38 - 38 uur
- € 2325 - € 2972 per maand
XFEM is a way of modelling failure in finite element analysis which is promising for predicting the effects of naval blast or collision. While it is becoming increasingly available in academic and commercial software, some key issues need to be resolved to make it more physically representative and also easier to apply for typical engineers. A main area in which it can be made easier to apply would be to relate the specific input parameters that the software needs directly to material properties, rather than to structural level tests. It also needs to be updated to contain multiple failure modes which comnpete with each other in reality.
This position is one part of a project that has two PhDs working together. In this position, the PhD researcher will work on testing and physical aspects of modelling failure in an XFEM context. The parallel PhD will work in developing the numerical aspects.
The applicant shall have a masters degree in naval architecture, mechanical/marine engineering, civil engineering, aerospace engineering, or a similar engineering discipline. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English is required, while the ability to communicate in Dutch is considered valuable.
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. 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 http://www.tudelft.nl/phd for more information.
For information about this position you can contact Dr Carey Walters, Assoc.Professor Ship Design, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel.: +31 0152783705. For more information about the selection procedure please contact Nathalie van Benthem, HR advisor, email: email@example.com.
To apply, please e-mail an up-to-date, detailed curriculum vitae and a letter of application by 1 March 2019 to application-3mE@tudelft.nl.
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3mE19-04.