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Παρασκευή, 09 Νοεμβρίου 2012
Θέση υποψήφιου διδάκτορα σε υπολογιστική μηχανική στο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλίας

System Dynamics Laboratory (SDLab)

PhD Position : Robust Aerostructural Optimization based on new Higher-Order Adjoint Methods

Description of Research
The SDLab has a position for a Ph.D. student to participate in research and development on robust aerostructural shape and topology optimization considering loading and modelling uncertainties. The members of the SDLab currently participate in three funded projects on Uncertainty Quantification and Propagation in engineering science, including structural dynamics and nanotechnology, in collaboration with international partner institutes.

Tasks
The PhD student is expected to:

  • conduct scientific research as detailed above and write a PhD-thesis;
  • disseminate results through scientific publication and presentation at conferences;
  • provide assistance with supervising MSc-student projects.

Requirements

  • An academic degree and a Master Degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering or related field.
  • Solid knowledge of computational methods in mechanics/dynamics is required.
  • Knowledge of a programming language (Matlab, Fortran or C++) is considered important.
  • Familiarity/experience with one or more of the following is desirable: structural optimization, uncertainty quantification, probabilistic analysis, fluid-structure interaction, adjoint methods, parallel processing in the Unix/Linux environment, programming in OpenFOAM.
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English.

Funding Source
Financial support for the successful PhD student is available for 30 months from the Postdoctoral Program: “Robust aerostructural optimization based on new high-order adjoint methods” funded by the Greek General Secretariat of Research and Technology. The position is expected to begin as soon as possible.

Application and Contact Information
Applicants should send a CV and at least two names for references (with telephone numbers and email addresses) to:

Costas Papadimitriou, Professor of Structural Dynamics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Thessaly, Email: costasp@uth.gr, Tel: (+30) 2421074006.