Project: Computational prediction of damage initiation and propagation in composite and 3D-printed structural elements (Ref.: PID2021-123325OB-I00, funded by Spanish Science and Innovation Ministry)
Prof. Vladislav Mantič and Prof. Luis Távara (+34 954487299; email@example.com
) Centre: School of Engineering, University of Seville (US)
Research Group: Group of Elasticity and Strength of Materials (GESM), Department of Continuum
Address: Camino de los Descubrimientos s/n, Sevilla 41092, Spain
Applications - Documents: CV, student record, two recommendation letters
Expected date: December 2022
Applicants: should hold a university degree in Aeronautical, Mechanical or Civil
Engineering, Applied or Numerical Mathematics, Physics or related fields. Should fulfil
requirements for admittance in a PhD programme at University of Seville in summer 2023.
Scholarship: 4 years, approx. 16640 eur/year (first 2 years), 17830 eur/year (third
year), 22290 eur/year (fourth year), possibilities of research stays in another research
centres and participation at conferences
Thesis Topic: The research goal is to develop a computational tool based on the minimization of
total energy subjected to a stress condition and show its performance for prediction of fracture
onset and propagation in various relevant structural elements including composite and
3D-printed materials. The aim is to develop a computational toolbox for ABAQUS FEM
code, by taking advantage of the experience accumulated in the development and testing
of a similar toolbox developed by the research team for a specific problem of fracture
initiation and propagation in Winkler’s (spring) interfaces under quasistatic loads.
It is expected that results of the PhD Thesis will contribute to the development of new failure
criteria for composites and 3D-printed parts, allowing a non conservative design of structural
elements to be carried out, which is one of the main challenges of the aerospace industry at
Skills Required: PhD student will perform numerical studies of crack initiation and propagation,
thus good mathematical and/or programming skills, and basic knowledge of solid mechanics,
especially theory of elasticity, are required.
Interested parties please contact the project directors.
Publicada el 16/11/2022