Postdoc position in Numerical Modelling and Optimization of Composite Big Area Additive Manufacturing, at Department of Mechanical Engineering, the section for Manufacturing Engineering, Technical University of Denmark
Deadline to Apply
May 19, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)
|No. of Position(s)||1|
|Research Area||– Computational fluid dynamics|
– Additive Manufacturing
|Salary||According to standard norms|
|Workplace||Section for Manufacturing Engineering|
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Technical University of Denmark
|Contract Period||2.5 Years|
|Starting date||Not specified|
As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).
Preference will be given to a theoretical background in computational fluid dynamics, thermo-mechanics, and optimization, and preferably with special focus on additive manufacturing.
Responsibilities/ Job Description
The general objective of this postdoc is to develop a numerical model that simulates the non-Newtonian, nonisothermal flow- and curing-behaviour of fiber reinforced thermosets during big area additive manufacturing. The numerical model will be used to optimize the print head design, process parameters, and printing strategies.
The postdoc project will be carried out in close collaboration with a sister project dealing with the experimental aspects of composite big area additive manufacturing. In addition, the postdoc will be a part of a larger project called ThermoForm that aims at robotic 3D-printing of lightweight composite formwork for concrete structures. The project partners include DTU Civil Engineering and a number of industrial companies.
Your primary tasks will be to:
- Develop a numerical model that simulates composite big area additive manufacturing
- Characterize the rheological- and curing-behavior of thermosets
- Generate a dataset to validate the numerical model
- Couple the numerical model with optimization algorithms
- Collaborate with the other project partners involved in ThermoForm
- Supervise BSc and MSc students, and co-supervise PhD students
How to Apply?
To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file.
- Application (cover letter)
- Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
- List of publications
About the Department
DTU Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within Solid mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy systems and energy conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering design and Product development. The department has a scientific staff of about 135 persons, 100 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.
- The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.
- If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.
Associate Professor Jon Spangenberg
Professor Jesper H. Hattel
Post expires at 8:59am on Thursday May 20th, 2021 (GMT+9)