PhD opportunities

PROVIDED - [DOCTORAL CONTRACT] Polycrystalline effects on the interaction between deformation and damage : 4D measurements and finite element calculations of microstructures

Thesis proposal

Area of expertiseMaterials science and engineering
Doctoral SchoolISMME - Systems Engineering, Materials, Mechanics, Energy
SupervisorM. Thilo MORGENEYER
Research unitCentre of materials
Starting dateOctober 1st 2021
KeywordsDiffraction contrast tomography, EBSD, field measurement, heterogeneity and localization of the deformation, deformation at breakage, triaxiality
AbstractThe thesis proposes to study the polycrystalline effects on the heterogeneity of early deformation as a precursor of localization and final failure. For metallic sheets, this leads to unpredictable formability. Innovative 3D characterization coupled with in situ SEM, optical microscopy and X-ray tomography/laminography tests with multi-scale field measurements will be performed and interpreted by polycrystalline FE calculations via the numerical twin method.
Profilethe candidate must hold a national master's degree or another degree conferring the grade of master (engineering degree, equivalent foreign degree...), at the end of a training course establishing his/her aptitude for research.

The application file must include
- a letter of motivation to pursue a doctoral program on the targeted thesis topic and including the candidate's professional project
- a detailed curriculum vitae mentioning the candidate's studies, research internships, diplomas with dates obtained, professional experience, and planned research areas
- a transcript of grades from previous studies (engineering and/or master)
- one or more letters of recommendation...
- a certificate of English level.
- for non-French speaking students, a level A2/B1 in French (European reference system) is recommended for entry into the doctoral program
- for students who do not hold a national research master's degree, all documents attesting to the student's qualifications in terms of training through research (attestations of research internships with a summary of the thesis, recommendations, publications, etc.)
- a copy of identity card or passport

The documents in pdf format must be sent before May 05, 2021 to

FundingConcours pour un contrat doctoral