Summary

The main goal of this PhD position is to build on advanced models to predict and to optimise the vibroacoustic behaviour of poroelastic-composite materials. Addressed structures include curved structures and assemblies with inclusions (such as resonators or stiffeners) and more generally heterogeneous structures. The PhD work will combine substantial theoretical developments together with solid experimental tasks.

Eligibility

Candidates must be in possession of (or expected to obtain) a first class or a 2:1 degree in mechanical/aerospace engineering, applied mathematics/physics, acoustics, or a relevant discipline and have a solid background in dynamics of solids and/or composite structures numerical modelling. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are also essential.

Candidates will also be required to meet the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher eligibility criteria. In particular, at the time of appointment candidates must have had less than four years full-time equivalent research experience and must not have already obtained a PhD. Additionally, they must not have resided in the (host country) France for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the appointment.

Funding

This three year PhD is sponsored by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions fellowships. The post benefits from a highly competitive and attractive salary, plus mobility and family
allowances as applicable.

Location

France (Matelys lab.) & UK (University of Nottingham)

Application

Application Deadline: 16 January 2018

More Information: Please see the Full Description and the Advertisement. Contact Dr Luc Jaouen (luc.jaouen@matelys.com) and Dr Dimitrios Chronopoulos (Dimitrios.chronopoulos@nottingham.ac.uk) with any questions.

 

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