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Phd and postdoc position in thermographic inspection of composites @ Ghent University (Belgium)

We are looking for a PhD and postdoc researcher in thermographic inspection of composites, in the context of NDT (NonDestructive Testing) and defect detection.

More information can be found on http://www.composites.ugent.be/PhD_job_vacancies_PhD_job_positions_compo....

1 PhD and 2 Postdoc positions in composites and 3D printed materials @ Ghent University (Belgium)

One PhD (4 years) and two Postdoc (3 years) vacancies are available in the composites research group at Ghent University in Belgium. The different open positions deal with nondestructive testing methods for composites inspection (vibration/thermography) and fatigue of 3D printed metals. More information can be found on http://www.composites.ugent.be/PhD_job_vacancies_PhD_job_positions_compo....

2 PhD and 4 Postdoc positions in mechanics of composites @ Ghent University (Belgium)

Two PhD (4 years) and four Postdoc (2-4 years) vacancies are available in the composites research group at Ghent University in Belgium. The different open positions deal with composite heat exchangers, simulation of large wind turbine blades, fatigue of composites, radically new sensing technologies for composites, business development in lightweight materials for automotive,... More information can be found on http://www.composites.ugent.be/PhD_job_vacancies_PhD_job_positions_compo....

PhD vacancy (4 years) on the ultrasonic polar scan method for non-destructive testing of composites @ Ghent University (Belgium)

Non-destructive testing (NDT) refers to techniques that are used in the life-cycle of a structural component to investigate their quality, functionality and 'health' without destroying the object, nor affecting its properties. The continuous development of more advanced materials, like fiber reinforced plastics, requires new and more sophisticated NDT techniques. One such an innovative NDT technique is the Ultrasonic Polar Scan (UPS) which has recently been developed, both experimentally and numerically, in our research group.

PhD vacancy (4 years) on multi-scale fatigue damage modelling of unidirectional fibre-reinforced composites @ Ghent University (Belgium)

The core idea of this fundamental research project is to develop a consistent multi-scale modelling framework for fatigue damage in unidirectionally reinforced composites. Three scales are distinguished: (i) the micro-scale, where individual fibre filaments are arranged in a polymer matrix.

PhD vacancy (4 years) on simulation and testing of short fibre-reinforced composites for application in heat exchangers @ Ghent University (Belgium)

Almost all heat exchangers are currently made of metal. A few attempts have been made to make heat exchangers from (fibre-reinforced) polymers. Switching from metal to polymer/composite can have several advantages:

Postdoc position on multi-scale modelling of composites vibration response @ Ghent University (Belgium)

Nowadays, there is an increasing interest to use composite materials in automotive applications, in particular the use of fibre-reinforced plastics (carbon or glass fibres in a polymer matrix) is widely considered. The use of lighter materials, and hence a reduced fuel consumption, can be one of the possible solutions for reduced CO2 emissions.

PhD position on multi-scale modelling of fatigue damage in composites @ Ghent University (Belgium)

The core idea of this project is to develop a consistent multi-scale modelling framework for fatigue damage in unidirectionally reinforced composites. Three scales are distinguished:

Postdoc on FE simulation of 3D printed cellular structures @ Ghent University (Belgium)

"3D printing" is a popular term for the layerwise manufacturing of metals or polymers with a printing head, that builds up the component with droplets of molten polymer or metal into a 3D shape. The geometries that can be realized with this technique, can be very complex, and this with a minimum of material usage, because no material has to be milled away. Further, very lightweight materials can be achieved. Flanders region plays a leading role in Europe in this 3D printing sector, with important industrial players such as Materialise, Layerwise and Melotte.

Postdoc in multi-scale modelling of composites vibration response @ Ghent University (Belgium)

Nowadays, there is an increasing interest to use composite materials in automotive applications, in particular the use of fibre-reinforced plastics (carbon or glass fibres in a polymer matrix) is widely considered. The use of lighter materials, and hence a reduced fuel consumption, can be one of the possible solutions for reduced CO2 emissions.

PhD in experimental mechanics of 3D printed materials @ Ghent University (Belgium)

The approved research project is a collaboration between the companies V!go, Materialise, Devan and Ghent University. It is a feasibility study for 3D printed orthoses, that can be 3D printed and thus tailor-made for every patient. An orthosis (plural: orthoses) is "an externally applied device used to modify the structural and functional characteristics of the neuromuscular and skeletal system".

Postdoc (2 years) for impact behaviour of 3D woven composites in structural automotive parts

The postdoc vacancy is for experimental testing and numerical modelling of impact on 3D woven thermoplastic composites for automotive applications. Our research group is partner in the European FP7 project 3DLightTrans "Large scale manufacturing technology for high-performance lightweight 3D multifunctional composites" (http://www.3d-lighttrans.com/). Key industrial partners are Fiat, Bentley, Federal Mogul, Van de Wiele,...

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