Computational Assessment and Optimization of Metallic Additive Manufacturing Processes
The International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) is a research centre, created in 1987 by consortium between the Catalan Government and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC-BarcelonaTech), devoted to the development and application of numerical methods to a wide range of areas in engineering. CIMNE has been selected as a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence for the period 2019-2023. This is the highest level of recognition of excellence and leadership awarded to a research centre in Spain.
Michele Chuimenti and Miguel Cervera
Number of vacancies: 1
Category: PhD (PHD2)
Salary (gross): 17.563,14 EUR
Weekly working hours: Full time
Duration: 3 years
Starting date: No later than Sept 2021
CIMNE is looking for a PhD Researcher to be part of the Research and Technical Development (RTD) Group on Engineering Mechanics - Industrial Manufacturing Processes.
The functions assigned to the candidate will be:
This project aims to the development of computational techniques for the numerical simulation and optimization of Additive Manufacturing processes.
The possibilities of Additive Manufacturing (AM) compared to conventional manufacturing are the cause of its great usefulness for designing new components and parts due to its flexibility and versatility. The performance of AM components is very much related to the manufacturing process optimization. Therefore, the numerical simulation and optimization of the AM process is the main goal of this proposal.
One of the main task of the PhD research is the development of a Reduced Order Model (ROM) of the melt-pool (both thermal and mechanical models) allowing for a great improvement of the computational time required for the thermo-mechanical analysis.
The prospective outcome of the thesis is to contribute in the development of the ROM-AM module within the in-house HPC software framework for the numerical simulation of AM processes.
The requirements and merits will be evaluated with a maximum mark of 100 points. Such maximum mark will be obtained by adding up the points obtained in the following items:
Candidates must complete the "Application Form" form on our website, indicating the reference of the vacancy and attaching the following documents in English:
The deadline for registration to the offer ends on 31st May, 2021 at 12 noon.
The shortlisted candidates may be called for an interview. They may also be required to provide further supporting documentation.
CIMNE is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable state or local law. CIMNE has been awarded the HRS4R label.