Date Posted
27 Oct 2024

PhD Project
Virginia Tech

Ph.D. position in computational modeling of composites under extreme conditions

27 Oct 2024

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Position Description

This project aims to elucidate the effects of high temperature on the initiation of cracks and the accumulation of damage in discontinuous fiber-reinforced polymer matrix composites (DFR-PMC). These composites are light and durable and are anticipated for high-temperature applications in aeronautical components such as nacelles, fan cases, or engine compressor stages. DFR-PMCs provide design flexibility in molding while reducing weight and cost, improving fuel efficiency and decreasing emissions.
The positions include a summer internship at the Air-Force Research Lab for the interested candidate. The ideal candidate will be proficient in solid, damage, and computational mechanics, with a strong interest in the mechanics and physics of composites. Coding experiences would be appreciated.

How to Apply

Send CV, transcripts, and letter of motivation to

Position Category: Engineering. Position Type: PhD Project. Salary: €30'000 - €40'000.