Computational Modelling of Polymer Nanocomposites
Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Applications are invited for a PhD position to be held at the Department of
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering of the University of Limerick
(www.ul.ie). This studentship is for 3 years. The award includes a scholarship
at the rate of EUR 1300/month and payment of University fees.
Nanoclay particles offer a cost effective reinforcement for
thermoplastic polymers. The main challenge in exploiting these materials is
optimisation of their morphology. This can potentially be achieved in a typical
industrial forming process, through a careful optimisation of process
parameters. Advanced computational modelling of such processes can be a
useful tool in achieving that goal.
The successful candidate will work on the development of
advanced computational modelling of a highly-complex nonlinear behaviour of
nanoclay-reinforced polymers subjected to mechanical loads at temperatures
around glass transition. The ultimate objective of this research is to optimise
process parameters (strain, strain rate, temperature) to enhance both
mechanical and barrier properties of polymer nanocomposites. The research
will address: (1) implementation of the 3D polymer constitutive model into FE
software ABAQUS, (2) development of computational models reflecting 3D
nanocomposite morphologies, and (3) development and implementation of a
3D multi-scale strategy to predict overall nanocomposite response.
Eligibility criteria and further information: Both EU and non-EU resident
candidates will be considered. Candidates should hold a first or upper second
class degree in engineering (or closely related discipline). They should have a
strong background in solid mechanics and FEM, previous experience in
programming (e.g. Fortran, Python), and interest in polymers.
Applications should include a personal statement (max. 800 words), CV,
student transcript and the names and email addresses of two referees. Please
direct all enquiries and applications to Dr. Lukasz Figiel by email:
The position is available immediately. Applications will be
considered on a rolling basis until the post is filled.
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Rabu, 12 Agustus 2009
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