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PhD position for EU/UK in Digital Manufacturing of Graphene-Enhanced Composites for Electric Vehicles (GraphEVe)

This project will focus on developing innovative and advanced simulation tools (non-isothermal multi-scale multi-phase flow solver) to manufacture graphene-enhanced polymer composites, which can be used in in EVs with applications in battery cooling systems, battery module housing, and structure of the car body, with improved curing and cooling cycles, reduced time and cost, and tailored thermal-mechanical properties of parts.

 

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PhD Studentship: Digital Manufacturing of Graphene-Enhanced Composites for Electric Vehicles (GraphEVe)

There is a PhD position available for UK/EU students at the School of MACE, University of Manchester.

This PhD opportunity in fluid dynamics/nanocomposite manufacturing at the University of Manchester. We are looking for a motivated student with a strong background in fundamental fluid mechanics, applied mathematics and computer programming.

Applications or inquiries may be sent to Dr. Masoud Jabbari, at M.Jabbari@Manchester.ac.uk

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Size-dependent mechanical behaviour of nanowires: an overview

A recent study reviews achievements made in the determination of the size‐dependent mechanical properties of nanowires. Covering both measurement techniques and computational approaches, data reported in the literature are summarized for a variety of nanowires.

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Further study on the existing controversy on the mechanical behaviour of silicon nanowires

A recent study has drawn a new aspect on the role played by the surface stress with a torsional profile on silicon nanowires to address the existing controversy from experimental and computational studies (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327768951_Surface_Stress_Effect...).

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Elaborating the controversy on the contribution of the surface stress in silicon nanowires

A link between the local surface stress at the atomic scale to the overall behavior of the continuum system indicates a twist deformation at the free end of silicon nano-cantilever. The importance of size and crystal orientation is demonstrated (for more details of the project see:https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327768951_Surface_Stress_Effect...).

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Novel silicon nanowire-based 3-dimensional devices and systems

A new approach for monolithic integration of silicon nanowires with 3-dimensional devices (for more details of the project see:https://www.researchgate.net/project/Novel-silicon-nanowire-based-3-dime...). Integration of silicon nanowires in three-dimensional devices including integrated circuits (ICs) and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) leads to enhanced functionality and performance in diverse applications.

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Thermo-coupled Surface Cauchy-Born Theory

Obtaining high accuracy with low computation requirements is a challenge in the modeling of the thermomechanical response of nanostructures. Although the field is important to capture size dependency at finite temperatures, it is mostly quasiharmonic and Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations that lead to reliable results. To formulate an engineering approach to this problem, Thermo-coupled Surface Cauchy-Born method was developed combining Surface Cauchy-Born and Engineering Molecular Mechanics.

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1st International Symposium on Theoretical, Experimental, and Computational Mechanics (TECM)

TECM is a premier interdisciplinary session for the presentation of new advances and research

results in the fields of Theoretical, Experimental, and Computational Mechanics, i.e.

computational fluid mechanics, computational solid mechanics, computational heat transfer,

experimental fluid dynamics, and combining them with real life industrial applications. The

session will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars in the domain

of interest from around the world.

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