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Thermomechanical Modeling of Photovoltaic Modules Manufacturing Processes

Thesis proposal

Area of expertiseComputational mechanics and Materials
Doctoral SchoolSFA - Sciences Fondamentales et Appliques
SupervisorM. Jean-Luc BOUVARD
Co-supervisorM. Pierre-Olivier BOUCHARD
Research unitCentre for material forming
Contact
http://www.cemef.mines-paristech.fr/sections/formations/doctorats/pour-postuler/these-cemef-6856
KeywordsPhotovoltaic modules, lamination process, interconnection process, thermomechanical modeling, residual stresses
AbstractIn order to address such technological and scientific issues, the research work will focus on:
1) Modeling the thermomechanical phenomena experienced by a module during its manufacturing process and evaluating the induced residual stresses within the module;
2) Determining the impact of the thermomechanical conditions on module performance and the level of residual stresses;
3) Proposing solutions to reduce the levels of residual stresses.

Numerical models will be developed to simulate the thermomechanical phenomena involved during the manufacturing processes of PV modules. The influence of the process parameters on the modules performance will be modeled and validated experimentally to better optimize the processes and the selection of materials involved in the PV module.
ProfileDiplm dune cole dingnieur ou titulaire dun Master2, le candidat devra possder des comptences en mcanique des matriaux. Il devra prsenter des connaissances dans le domaine de la modlisation numrique. Un got prononc pour l'exprimentation et l'analyse par des techniques exprimentales est galement souhaitable. Son dynamisme, sa rigueur, sa capacit travailler en quipe dans un contexte multidisciplinaire et ses comptences en anglais seront galement des qualits importantes pour la slection.
FundingFinancement d'une association ou fondation