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PhD position in design and optimisation of additively manufactured lightweight aerospace structures at University of Canterbury, New Zealand

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Additive manufacturing is an exciting technology that seeing accelerated industry adoption. At the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Canterbury we have established a modern 3D facility that is well equipped with printers and 3D scanning equipment. Although additive manufacture is finding applications in many industries, its full potential will be unrealised if parts are not optimised to take advantage of the new design freedoms available.

 

An exciting opportunity to join the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Canterbury for a PhD is available. The research project aims to use Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Topology Optimisation (TO) to better optimise additively manufactured lightweight aerospace parts. This project entails several stimulating challenges including design skills, experimental validation and multidisciplinary optimisation accounting for aerodynamic loading.

 

Self-motivated applicants with an engineering or applied mathematics degree with a strong background in structural analysis and optimisation are encouraged to apply. The project is fully funded and the successful applicant will receive a stipend of 28,000 NZD per annum and fees are fully covered.

 

To apply, provide your CV including at least two academic referees, university transcripts and a cover letter stating relevant experience and motivation.

Contact Dr Stephen Daynes for further information (stephen.daynes@canterbury.ac.nz)

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