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Research Associate or Senior Research Associate in Analysis of Composite Structures

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University of Bristol

Job number: ACAD102597
Division/School: Queen's School of Engineering
Contract type: Open ended contract staff
Working pattern: Full time
Salary: 32,004-40,523 per annum

As part of the Composites University Technology Centre (UTC) at the University of Bristol, supported by Rolls-Royce, there is an exciting opportunity to join a strong team, developing state of the art numerical methods to aid the design of composite aircraft engine components. Such components require complex geometries and fibre architectures both for aerodynamics and structural integration. In service they are likely to see a variety of challenging loading and environmental conditions, which risk causing material and structural failure.

This post will develop new numerical tools for the prediction of failure of composite materials and structures, based on a sound physical understanding of the underlying damage mechanisms. The work will run in close collaboration with researchers conducting experimental testing, which will provide essential information for model generation and validation. High quality numerical analysis is a crucial part of the process of understanding the failure process in composite materials and structures.

Based in the recently launched Bristol Composites Institute the Advanced Composites Collaboration for Innovation and Science (ACCIS), within the Department of Aerospace Engineering, you will work on development of custom written codes to build complex models, application of commercial finite element software and development of user subroutines, reporting on results internally and to the industrial partner. You will have a PhD in Engineering / Materials Science (or closely related discipline) and good experience of finite element analysis techniques, programming and composites failure mechanisms.

This post is offered on an open ended contract with funding up to 31st May 2019, in the first instance.

Informal enquiries about this position can be made to Professor Stephen Hallett

To apply, please click here.

Closing date for applications: 17 May 2017.

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

Status: Research Scientist
Location: Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM
Advert Published: 18 Apr 2017
Expiry date: 17 May 2017
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