PhD studentship in Materials Engineering: Advances in the contour method of residual stress measurement



Based in Milton Keynes

Full time – 3 years

Approximate stipend of £13,590

The Materials Engineering Group at The Open University has an excellent, international reputation for the development and application of novel techniques for the measurement and analysis of residual stress. Professor John Bouchard launched a “Contour Technology Research Programme” that resulted in creation of a world-leading Contour Measurement Facility at the OU laboratories in Milton Keynes and the group is the prime practitioner of the Contour Method in Europe, in close collaboration with Rolls-Royce, EDF, AREVA and TWI.

This PhD studentship is focused on advancing the Contour Method of residual stress measurement. The principle objectives of this research are to develop new cutting strategies and data analysis procedures for the Contour Method.

This full-time PhD position will suit a candidate with a qualification in mechanical engineering at Bachelor’s level or above, or equivalent qualification, experience of finite element modelling and programming in MATLAB as well as a good background in mathematics.

Closing date: Deadline for applications is 31st October 2013

To apply for this position, please use the application form that you can download at http://materials.open.ac.uk/positions/application form.doc

Please quote reference 2013CM in all correspondence connected with this position. Your completed form should be returned by email as a Word document to Dr Foroogh Hosseinzadeh ([email protected]) only; please do not email to multiple addresses.

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