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Michael A. McCarthy's picture

Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher (PhD student), Improving the crashworthiness of composite transportation structures

Applications are invited for a PhD position at the University of Limerick, Ireland, funded through the EU Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher Programme.

SALARY: €37,903 p.a. (plus family allowance of €4,589 p.a. where appropriate in accordance with Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme rules).

Topic: Development of discrete fastener-less joining technologies for impact protection devices

Sung Hoon Kang's picture

Multistable Architected Materials for Trapping Elastic Strain Energy

3D printing and numerical analysis are combined to design a new class of architected materials that contain bistable beam elements and exhibit controlled trapping of elastic energy. The proposed energy-absorbing structures are reusable. Moreover, the mechanism of energy absorption stems solely from the structural geometry of the printed beam elements, and is therefore both materials- and loading-rate independent.

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