Advanced Materials and Computational Mechanics
Opportunities available within the field of Materials, and Advanced and Computational Mechanics are:
- Biological applications: Simulation of cutting for surgery, design of artificial skin, bloodflow, image to Mesh Pipeline, in order to obtain simulation ready models from images acquired by CT or MRI.
- Materials Applications: Design methods to simulate materials from CT images across several scales. Optimization of Structures and Material microstructures, design and analysis of electronic textiles .
- Simplification of the pipeline between Computer-Aided Design and simulation, in particular in the field of damage tolerance assessments of complex structures.
- Development of a range of methods for linear and nonlinear mechanics.
- Methods to reduce computational expense, in particular work in multiscale and model reduction.
- Mechanics of biomaterials: This project aims to study the mechanical properties of biomaterials/structures.
- Properties of composite materials: This project aims to optimize the mechanical/thermal/electric properties of composite materials in order to achieve the desired combination of different properties and to best meet the engineering requirements.
- Fluid transportation in porous/cellular materials/structures: This project aims to study how biological structures transport water.
- Postbuckling of laminated composite structures.
- Modelling of damage in laminated composite structures.
- Identification of damage in laminated composite structures.
- Layup optimisation for composite laminates.
- Optimisation of VICONOPT stacking sequence.
- Structural metamaterials for cloaking and wave shielding: applications in civil and mechanical engineering.
- Advanced electroactive soft material devices: smart actuation and energy harvesting.
- Mechanics of quasicrystalline structures: wave propagation, instabilities and self similarity.