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Position: Research Associate - Structural Optimisation
Institution: University of Sheffield
Department: Civil and Structural Engineering
Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Duties: Are you interested in applying your structural optimisation expertise to the design of large 3D printed metal parts? You will focus on developing computational algorithms to design large parts tailored for production via direct energy deposition additive manufacturing processes, and programming these in software libraries compatible with the adopted tools and digital workflow. A key aim is to develop novel means of automatically switching between layout optimisation methods (for truss elements) and topology optimisation methods (for regions with higher material density)
Requirements: You will hold a PhD (or be close to completion) in Civil and Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Maths or in another relevant discipline or have the equivalent experience
   
Text: Find a Job Find PhDs Careers Advice Jobs by Email Recruiters Your Account Find a Job Find PhDs Careers Advice Jobs by Email Your Account Recruiters Back to search results Research Associate in Structural Optimisation University of Sheffield - Civil and Structural Engineering Location: Sheffield Salary: £31,302 to £39,606 per annum. Grade 7 Hours: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract Placed On: 25th January 2019 Closes: 24th February 2019 Job Ref: UOS021499 Contract Type: Fixed-term for two years to start as soon as possible. Faculty: Faculty of Engineering Department: Department of Civil and Structural Engineering Salary: Grade 7, £31,302 to £39,606 per annum. Potential to progress to £43,267 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution. Are you interested in applying your structural optimisation expertise to the design of large 3D printed metal parts? We have an opportunity for someone with expertise in structural optimisation to undertake an ambitious programme of research in support of the EU Horizon 2020 funded ‘Integradde’ project, the overall aim of which is to develop a robust end-to-end digital workflow for the design and production of large metal parts produced via 3D printing/additive manufacturing. As part of this workflow structural optimisation methods will be used to automatically identify efficient distributions of material, minimising build time and/or the amount of material required. You will focus on developing computational algorithms to design large parts tailored for production via direct energy deposition additive manufacturing processes, and programming these in software libraries compatible with the adopted tools and digital workflow. A key aim is to develop novel means of automatically switching between layout optimisation methods (for truss elements) and topology optimisation methods (for regions with higher material density). You will be primarily based within the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, which has a long track record of developing innovative methods in the field of structural optimisation, but will work closely with colleagues based in other Departments in the University and at LimitState Ltd, a University of Sheffield spin-out company. You will also liaise closely with project partners based at other organisations in the Integradde consortium, located across Europe. Partners range from large multinational companies (for example, the GKN Group) to innovative small companies (for example, MX3D, who have been using metal additive manufacturing to construct a small footbridge in Holland), as well as other academic institutions. You will hold a PhD (or be close to completion) in Civil and Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Maths or in another relevant discipline or have the equivalent experience. This position provides significant training opportunities. Given the multidisciplinary nature of the project, and planned research visits, you will have opportunities to learn new skills (technical and professional) by closely collaborating with partners from academia and industry. You will also have the opportunity to participate in professional skills training for researchers and leaders, provided by the host university. We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience. To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work and follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information. We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please Advert information Type / Role: Subject Area(s): Location(s): Job tools More jobs from University of Sheffield More jobs like this Join in and follow us Copyright © jobs.ac.uk 1998 - 2019 Copyright © jobs.ac.uk 1998 - 2019 IE11 Trigger Browser Upgrade Recommended jobs.ac.uk has been optimised for the latest browsers. For the best user experience, we recommend viewing jobs.ac.uk on one of the following:
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