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PhD position in computational solid mechanics

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Aalto University (Finland), Department of Mechanical Engineering, is looking for a doctoral student for a study on the breakage and fragmentation of ice blocks under compressive loads. The fragmentation process is complicated and requires the use of novel modelling methods that can be used reliably on different scales. In addition to the computational work, we will perform experiments on this topic. We start the work using our inhouse FEM-DEM code (other approaches can be also used), while the experiments will be performed in the cold room of our department.

You will be working the Arctic technology group of our department and the direct applications of this research are related to sea ice. Anyhow, the results will have implications on other fields that include material fragmentation.


The call is open for candidates with a Master's degree in a range of backgrounds. Understanding of solid and computational mechanics (and related computational tools) is required. A suitable background may come from applied or computational mechanics, mechanical engineering, marine engineering, civil engineering, engineering physics, or related disciplines. The applicant must fulfill the requirements for doctoral students at the Aalto University, School of Engineering.

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Detailed information, together with a link to apply, you can find behind the following link:

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Application deadline is on 31st August 2017

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