Non-linear numerical analysis of composite beam structures using a multiscale method based on domain decomposition
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.
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 January 2021
CIMNE is looking for a PhD Researcher to be part of the Research and Technical Development (RTD) Group on Structural Mechanics. The functions assigned to the candidate will be:
Classic beam theories are insufficient for the analysis of beams with a complex material micro-structure, such as composites, or with a complex geometric configuration. In order to minimize the numerical cost of these analysis, maintaining an optimal accuracy in the solution, this work will use the formulation developed by J.A. Hernandez  in which the beams are solved using a multiscale method using a domain decomposition and ECM-hyperreduction models. This formulation will be extended to the non-linear range and applied to the solution of composite structures. In order to increase the capabilities of the formulation to solve large structures, it will be implemented in Femuss finite element code, which will allow to solve i.e. structural problems interacting with fluids.
The models developed will be applied to analyse curved pultruded profiles , which will be manufactured and tested in the framework of Fibre4yards EU project .
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 26th November, 2021 at 12 noon.
The shortlisted candidates may be called for an interview. They may also be required to provide further supporting documentation.
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