Research Associate in Composites Processing
Division/School School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Closing date for applications 20-Mar-2019
There is an exciting opportunity to join a strong, multi-disciplinary team in the research of manufacturing of composite structures at the Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS). The post is part of an EPSRC funded project investigating fluid flow defects that arise in composite manufacturing processes. High quality experimental work will investigate the detailed scientific understanding of the mechanisms at play during a composites manufacturing cycle. The outputs of this research will include new materials and processing science, and validation data for process modelling.
This post will develop and undertake new tests for the characterisation of voids in composite materials. Close collaboration with researchers developing numerical modelling tools will be essential to define appropriate test configurations and boundary conditions. Furthermore, engaging with project partners will define realistic features and defects commonly found in industrial applications.
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 novel test methods, conduction laboratory experiments, analyse and post-process results and data, reporting on results internally, to the industrial partners, and externally to the international composites community. You will have or be working towards a PhD in Engineering / Materials Science (or closely related discipline), have experience of composite manufacturing and laboratory testing, and work well as part of a dynamic research team.
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