Research Associate investigating alloy structural integrity in nuclear engineering and finite element modelling.
The Structural Integrity Research group is looking to hire a Researcher to work as part of the EDF Energy Prosperity Partnership on Synergistic utilisation of Informatics and Data centric Integrity engineering” (SINDRI) funded by EPSRC, in collaboration with the University of Manchester and Bristol University. The role will be key in developing experimental testing and analysis techniques to characterise the deformation and failure behaviour...
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- Reference ENG02120
- Date posted 16 August 2022
- Closing date 5 September 2022
The Structural Integrity Research group is looking to hire a Researcher to work as part of the EDF Energy Prosperity Partnership on Synergistic utilisation of Informatics and Data centric Integrity engineering” (SINDRI) funded by EPSRC, in collaboration with the University of Manchester and Bristol University.
The role will be key in developing experimental testing and analysis techniques to characterise the deformation and failure behaviour of alloys and their weldments under plant representative loading conditions. The experimental results will be used to validate collaborator’s material models for incorporation into EDF Energy’s digital twins. This role is largely experimental, with an emphasis on cyclic loading and fracture behaviour, and will involve the development of novel image analysis techniques for strain measurement. In addition, there will be with aspects of finite element analysis for test design, data interpretation and macro-scale failure model development, complementing multi-scale deformation and damage models from collaborators.
The Structural Integrity group at Imperial’s research facilities are state-of-the-art and include novel manufacturing methods and selective laser processing, amongst others. The group is supported by several Industrially funded research centres, as well as significant UKRI research grants. We have strong global links and the outcomes of our research are widely employed in industry.
Duties and responsibilities
- You will design and perform experimental tests in engineering alloys for plant representative loading conditions, employing finite element analysis for test design and interpretation.
- You will develop advanced image analysis techniques for strain measurements.
- Working closely with other researchers and industrial partners, you will provide outputs into other work packages to validate the results of multi-scale material models and to transfer the results to high integrity components.
- You should have a relevant bachelors and/or masters degree. A PhD in a relevant subject area will allow for appointment at Research Associate level.
- Experience in materials macro-scale testing & analysis techniques is essential.
- You must have experience in finite element analysis techniques for test design and interpretation.
- An awareness of defect assessment procedures would be useful, as would the ability to communication complex materials science to a range of audiences.
Full information and requirements can be found in the Job Description.
This is a fixed term position for up to 36 months in the first instance.
Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £36,045 - £39,183 per annum.
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