Mathematical and numerical modelling of linear elastic fracture mechanics in three-dimensional problems

1 Research Collaborator position

Fields:

Thermo-mechanics, Fracture mechanics, Computational methods

Activity:

Development of accurate numerical methods for the simulation of three-dimensional crack propagation in Silicon solar cells, analysis of the stability of the crack front, implementation of advanced fracture mechanics criteria and comparison with available experimental data.

Formal requirements:

Possession of a 4 or 5-years undergraduate degree or equivalent MSc’s level education in Engineering, Physics or related areas. Experience on numerical methods for the simulation of three-dimensional crack propagation in brittle materials, with special emphasis on the study of the configurational stability of the crack front, the prediction of crack path, the computation of the stress intensity factors, and on perturbation approaches. The candidate must have a curriculum with a suitable scientific and professional background for carrying out research activity in the required field. Excellent knowledge of English, both written and spoken.

Specific requirements:

Articles published in scientific journals, in conference proceedings, and doctoral experience confirming the requested skills

Project:

“CA2PVM - Multi-field and multi-scale Computational Approach to design and durability of PhotoVoltaic Modules” financed in the framework of FP7 ERC Starting grant

Scientific area:

Ingegneria Civile e Architettura, Settore Scientifico Disciplinare ICAR/08 Scienza delle Costruzioni

Research Area:
Computer Science and Applications
Research Unit:
MUSAM - Multi-scale Analysis of Materials
Type of contract:
Assegno di ricerca
Gross remuneration:

€ 25.000,00/ a year

Duration:

1 year renewable based on funding availability, and up to the end of the project “CA2PVM - Multi-field and multi-scale Computational Approach to design and durability of PhotoVoltaic Modules”

Full call:
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Director Decree Selection Committee:
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Calendar latest update:

February 3rd, 2016 from 9:30 am - Piazza San Ponziano, 6 Lucca

Official selection calendar:
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Preliminary shortlist:
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Final ranking:
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Recruitment Program Principles and Standards

Application

Apply ONLINE only.
Before starting prepare the application attachments and information as listed below.

Info

  • Personal info and contact info (compulsory)
  • Number of your Identity Document (Passport or Identity Card) (compulsory)
  • University degree and ongoing PhD (compulsory)

Attachments

  • Your CV in English (compulsory)

Contacts

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