User login


You are here

Open PhD position at the University of Stuttgart, Germany

Christian Linder's picture

The prospective PhD student is supposed to work on a project concerned with the 'Computational Modeling of Phenomena in Dynamic Fracture' through the incorporation of effects from different length scales into the finite element framework. Theoretical foundations of solids at failure show notable discrepancies when compared to experimental results due to the crucial role of dynamic instabilities. On the macroscopic scale, dynamic fracture is experienced by the presence of cracks or shearbands. The influence of the different spatial scales becomes apparent when considering dynamic crack microbranching processes.

The PhD student will be part of the 'Junior Research Group on Micromechanics of Materials' ( led by Prof. (jun.) Christian Linder at the Institute of Applied Mechanics which has recently been established through the 'Stuttgart Research Center for Simulation Technology SRC SimTech' (

Applicants with a masters or a diploma degree in engineering, mathematics, or physics are invited. The successful candidate should have a strong background in continuum mechanics as well as knowledge in programming and the finite element method.

The position has the designated salary bracket TV-L 13 and a limited tenure of three years with a possible extension by another two years. Applications with the usual documents (CV, degree certificates, references, publication list, letter of motivation) should be sent directly to Christian Linder (  


Prof. (jun.) Christian Linder

University of Stuttgart

Institute of Applied Mechanics (Chair I)

Pfaffenwaldring 7

70550 Stuttgart




phone: +49 711 685-66382



PDF icon OpenPhDPosition_DynamicFracture.pdf411.86 KB
Subscribe to Comments for "Open PhD position at the University of Stuttgart, Germany"

More comments


Subscribe to Syndicate