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Research Associate or Senior Research Associate in Composites Manufacture and Experimental Mechanics

University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering - School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Location: Bristol
Salary: Grade I = £34,304 to £38587 per annum & Grade J = £38,587 to £43,434 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 27th August 2021
Closes: 26th September 2021
Job Ref: ACAD105544

The role

As part of the Composites University Technology Centre (UTC) at the University of Bristol, supported by Rolls-Royce, there is an exciting opportunity to join a world-class team conducting state of the art research for composite aircraft engine components. These components require complex geometries, fibre architectures and reinforcements both for aerodynamics and structural integrity.

What will you be doing?

One post is available, that will undertake the characterisation of the mechanical performance (static, impact and fatigue) of composite materials subject to hygrothermal ageing. In many cases the standard tests are not sufficient and so development of new methods may be required to investigate manufacturing and mechanical behaviour to generate applicable data. This project will run in close collaboration with researchers conducting numerical analysis, and high quality experimental work will be a crucial part of the process of understanding failure, required for model development and validation.

You should apply if

You will hold or have nearly completed a PhD in Engineering / Materials Science (or closely related discipline) and have good experience of composites manufacturing, characterisation and failure mechanisms.

Additional information

For informal queries, please contact: Giuliano Allegri or Stephen Hallett 

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