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PhD vacancy (4 years) on fatigue testing of composites with advanced instrumentation

Composites are used more and more as structural components in aerospace industry, automotive sector, wind energy applications,… As a consequence, the loads on those composite components are much higher than for secondary components, and can lead to fatigue damage in the composite part. Moreover, the fatigue behaviour of fibre-reinforced composites is much more complex than that of metals, because of the many different fibre/polymer combinations, the heterogeneous nature of the composite, the anisotropic behaviour of the composite and the multitude of damage mechanisms.

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....

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