Number of places: 1
Category: PHD1 – PhD Student
Workplace: Barcelona, Spain
Salary (gross): 2.863,63€/month. According to MSCA- Work Programme 2021-2022 an extra family allowance could be eligible when applicable.
Weekly working hours: 40
Contract type: PhD Contract
This contract is funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under the MSCA DN project GECKO (GA No 101073106)
The main objective of the GECKO project is to bridge the existing gap between the CAD and the computational models (CAE) and integrate them within the industrial workflow. This will imply collaborating with industries in enhancing the adoption of the technology within commercial solvers and adapting existing open source frameworks so that they can hook into the industrial practice and thus remain relevant in the foreseeable future.
In the practice, this implies ensuring that open-source solvers, developed in the academia for both solid and fluid dynamics, are able to use as an input domain any CAD geometry, even in cases in which the geometrical definition is not optimal, i.e. poorly defined or “dirty” geometries with no additional operations nor user intervention.
Functions to be developed:
The use of smooth CAD discretizations in contact mechanics is known to be beneficial. The role of the candidate is to explore the use of IGA & IBRA technology in the context of implicit contact mechanics, typically less explored due to the inherent difficulties. Possible applications are in the field of shell forming (particularly for spring back analysis) or in the context of tyre modelling. All these implementations will be performed inside the open-source Kratos-Multiphysics code.
According to WP 2021-2022 the candidates must comply the MSCA-DN eligibility criteria:
Other valued skills (not mandatory):
The requisites and merits will be evaluated with a maximum note of 100 points. Such maximal note will be obtained summing up the following points:
Candidates must complete the "Application Form" form on our website, indicating the reference of the vacancy and attaching the required documents.
The deadline for registration to the offer ends on May 30th, 2023 at 12 noon.
The preselected candidates may be requested to send the documentation required in the "Requirements" and "Merits" sections, duly scanned, and may be called to go through selection tests (which might be of eliminatory nature) and / or personal interviews.