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Structural FEA Intern

Mar 05, 2009 

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We are looking for extremely high-energy, self-motivated Ph.D. candidates with exceptional problem-solving, communication, leadership and interpersonal skills who are seeking challenges to solve real technical problems. If you have any of the academic qualifications listed below, submit an application to join our team of international experts in the Simulation & Modeling Group located in Sugar Land, TX. Please send your cover letter and resume via email to

Schlumberger is the leading supplier of technology, project management, and information solutions, trusted to deliver superior results and improved E&P performance for oil and gas companies around the world. Through our well site operations and in our research and engineering facilities, we are working to develop products, services and solutions that optimize customer performance in a safe and environmentally sound manner. Reflecting our belief that diversity spurs creativity, collaboration, and understanding of customer's needs, we employ over 70,000 people of more than 140 nationalities working in 80 countries. With 25 research and engineering facilities worldwide, we place strong emphasis on developing innovative technology that adds value for our customers. In 2007, we invested $720 million in R&D. For more information about Schlumberger, please refer to our web site . Schlumberger is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  Job Description 

The objective of this 6-month internship is to investigate and analyze fatigue, shock and vibration related problems in downhole tools. Specifically, the selected candidate will be working on evaluation of various fatigue criteria, probabilistic analysis of stochastic loading and assessment of the effect of variability in material properties on fatigue life using the Finite Element Method.


1.      Ph.D. candidacy in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, or Engineering Mechanics


2.      In-depth understanding of continuum mechanics, elasticity, plasticity, finite element methods, fatigue of metals, shock and vibration, probabilistic and statistical methods, and materials engineering.


3.      Experience in modeling and simulation of assemblies subjected to fatigue, shock and vibration loads.


4.      Solid knowledge of ABAQUS is essential. Experience in developing user subroutines and Python scripts for ABAQUS is a plus.


5.      Experience in Ansys Classic/Workbench is a bonus.


6.      Excellent team spirit and communication skills


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