[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD Studentship Microstructural and surface integrity in machining of specialist composite materials for next generation aero-engine applications UTC[UK]

mengyao luan mengyao.luan at hotmail.com
Mon Apr 23 04:31:36 PDT 2018


======Project Description======Applicants are invited to undertake a 3-year
PhD programme in partnership with industry to address key challenges in
manufacturing engineering. The successful candidate will be based at the
Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) in Manufacturing and On-Wing
Technology at The University of Nottingham. Having state-of-the-art, purpose
built facilities, the UTC offers a world-class environment for the
realisation of high-impact research projects. We are seeking applications
for an anticipated September 2018 start, or earlier (depending on the
candidate availability), on a project with Rolls-Royce plc. The Rolls-Royce
funded Studentship is the result of the expanding machining activities
sponsored at the Rolls-Royce UTC dealing with in-depth investigations of the
response of difficult-to-cut materials to various machining operations in
the scope of robust manufacture of safety critical aero-engine components. 
The project will seek an understanding of the microstructural changes during
machining of anisotropic, heterogeneous and semi-brittle composite materials
for high temperature applications used in the latest generations of civil
and military aero-engines. This will involve using performance monitoring
techniques during the machining such as dynamometers, high-speed imaging
systems, accelerometers and acoustic emissions sensors; complemented with
advanced material characterisation techniques such as Scanning Electron
Microscopy (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), 3D optical
profilometry and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD).  This project will also involve an
analytical/numerical modelling of the material micro-mechanical behaviour
during the machining process with the aim of understanding and predicting
the surface integrity and mechanisms of material damage (i.e. fibre pull
out, delamination, crack formation or local deformations). Internationally
recognised Rolls-Royce specialists in the field will be available throughout
the project to provide the PhD student with support and guidance if
required.  For mutual interest the project can be offered as a "package" -
this will include: • Appropriate training within Rolls-Royce for a period to
be agreed. The training will enable the understanding of the technical
issues related to the project, as well as developing a good partnership with
the appropriate technical teams. • Joint academic and industrial
supervision. In this way, the student will develop both academic and
industrial skills with multiple career opportunities at the end of the PhD
study.  This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic first or upper
second class graduate in mechanical/manufacturing/materials science/physics
to develop strong knowledge in both manufacturing and material science while
building strong relationships with both academic and industrial areas at an
international level. Graduates finishing their degrees in June 2017 are also
encouraged to apply.  Eligibility: Due to the nature of funding only UK/EU
applicants can be considered for this position. =====Funding Notes=====For
PhD students wishing to pursue an academic career, the opportunity to
participate in teaching activities will be sought.  The scholarship on offer
(to eligible students) comprises a tax-free stipend of £16,000 a year;
tuition fees paid and a generous study package.==== Application Process ====
All applications received by 30th June 2018 , will be considered. Please
send your application (reference code ENG1089) by email to:The University of
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