Applications are invited for a: 3 Year studentship.
Faculty of Engineering and Computing (EPSRC funded)
Fees: UK/EU fee equivalent â please note this Studentship is only available to UK/EU citizens
Maintenance grant: Â£13590 maintenance per annum (tax free).
Supervised by: Christophe Bastien, Faculty of Engineering and Computing, Coventry University
And:Â Jesper Christensen, Faculty of Engineering and Computing, Coventry University
Charles Kingdom, Faculty of Engineering and Computing, Coventry University Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Details of proposed research:
This is an EPSRC funded consortium project TARF-LCV (Towards Affordable, Closed-Loop Recyclable Future Low Carbon Vehicle Structures – TARF-LCV). A major activity will involve investigating the use of a range of metallic and composite materials for the design of lightweight low carbon vehicle body structures.
The work will involve the areas of:-
a) Computer Aided Design â candidates would ideally come with expertise in Computer Aided Design (structure and surface) and the development of automotive components and systems
b) Computer Aided (Finite Element) Analysis â candidates would ideally come with expertise in non-linear FE Based modelling, including explicit analysis. Â Â
c) Knowledge of Structural Optimisation Techniques – candidates are expectedÂ to have experience/knowledge of topology optimisation, Design of Experiments (DOE), statistical analysis and High Performance Computing (HPC) utilisation and software coupling.
Experience/expertise as detailed above (CAD; FEA; Optimisation)
An Automotive or Mechanical Engineering MSc (Merit) is preferred, however a minimum BEng (2.1) will be considered along with Manufacturing or Aerospace Engineering.
Further details (or Technical queries) , Please contact Christophe Bastien [email protected]
Closing date: Monday 1st July 2013
Interview date (at Coventry University):short listed candidates will be notified
Instructions for applicants:
To view details of Studentship, please visit the link: http://www.coventry.ac.uk/researchnet/d/795
For an application form please click on theÂ ‘Apply’ button below.
Complete theÂ application form and return with a covering letter to:
Fax: +44 (0)24 7688 8609
Email: [email protected]