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Influence of texture and microstructure on the fracture properties of a 316L stainless steel elaborated by LPBF and WAAM

Thesis proposal

Area of expertiseMaterials science and engineering
Doctoral SchoolSystems Engineering, Materials, Mechanics, Energy
SupervisorMme Anne-Franoise GOURGUES
Research unitCentre of materials
ContactGOURGUES Anne-Franoise
Starting dateOctober 1st 2020
KeywordsMicrostructure, heat treatments, additive manufacturing, fracture mechanics, stainless steel
AbstractThis research project aims at studying the relationship between the microstructure and the fracture properties of a 316L stainless steel fabricated using two different additive manufacturing processes (LPBF and WAAM). Different microstructures obtained after different thermomechanical treatments will be tested by means of impact and fracture toughness tests. Micromechanical modeling will be used to determine the effect of the microstructure on the fracture properties. The correlation between results from both tests will also be established.
ProfileEngineer and / or Master of Science - Good level of general and scientific culture. Good level of knowledge of French (B2 level in french is required) and English. (B2 level in english is required) Good analytical, synthesis, innovation and communication skills. Qualities of adaptability and creativity. Teaching skills. Motivation for research activity. Coherent professional project.

Prerequisite (specific skills for this thesis):
Metallurgy, Microstructural characterization methods, fracture mehanics, mechanical testing.

Applicants should supply the following :
a detailed resume
a copy of the identity card or passport
a covering letter explaining the applicants motivation for the position
detailed exam results
two references : the name and contact details of at least two people who could be contacted
to provide an appreciation of the candidate
Your notes of M1, M2
level of English equivalent TOEIC
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FundingContrat de recherche