Postdoc position Large deformation of steel for hydrogen applications
Technische Universiteit Delft
Delft, South Holland
As hydrogen is increasingly used as a fuel, a number of important questions about its practical use in marine structures arise. This post doc will address a number of questions about the use of steel with hydrogen that all circulate around the topic of large deformation, large-scale plasticity, and ultimately failure. One such question is on the creation of practical analytical techniques to assess the relationship of die geometry and final formed geometry for thin stainless steel sheets used in hydrogen fuel cells. Another relevant question would be what kind of failure criterion to use when assessing the crash safety of ships that use hydrogen as a fuel, including multi-axial and hydrogen embrittlement effects.
The ideal candidate will understand multi-axial failure modelling of steel, including FLD's and damage mechanics modelling. They will also be adept at making analytical calculations based on plastic analysis. Understanding of how plasticity and failure depend on high strain rates (up to 500/s for crash and up to 10,000,000/s for forming) is a plus.
You must have a PhD in mechanical engineering, maritime engineering, civil engineering, aerospace engineering, or a related field. Material scientists will also be considered, but they must have a clear view and interest in mechanical behavior on the macro-structural level. Good communication and writing skills in English are important.
Conditions of employment
Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (salary indication: € 3.548 - € 4.474). The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.
For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.
This postdoc position has a fixed-term contract. One year of funding is secured. An additional two years is being considered and will be decided before the start date.
TU Delft (Delft University of Technology)
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Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
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For more information about this vacancy, please contact Carey Walters, Associate Professor of ship and offshore structures, e-mail:C.L.Walters@tudelft.nl, tel: +31(0)152783705.
For information about the application procedure, please contact Mrs Nathalie van Benthem, HR advisor, email: application-3mE@tudelft.nl.
Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply by December 31, 2021 via the application button and upload:
- a CV;
- a cover letter. The cover letter must clearly use your background to demonstrate why you are the perfect person for the job. It will be regarded as a writing sample that demonstrates your ability to defend a position;
- an example of a journal article where you are the first author.
A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.