PH.D. POSITION ON BAND-GAP MEATAMATERIALS MODELING BY GENERALIZED CONTINUUM THEORIES





We seek a Ph.D. student who is strongly motivated in working on the simulation of band-gap metamaterials using generalized continuum models.

Since generalized models are a complex subject at the frontiers of which many disciplines meet, a taste for mathematics and its applications to mechanics and the ability in implementing numerical simulations will be fundamental criteria of choice.

The candidate must be able to convince about his/her aptitude to work in a team.

REQUESTED WORK:

  • Perform direct simulations on precise microstructures to derive the dispersion relations of the corresponding metamaterials. This will be done using standard structural mechanics packages (e.g. Comsol Multiphysics).

  • Implement FEM numerical simulations for generalized continuum models in order to catch the same dispersion behaviors and determine the generalized parameters by inverse approach.

If interested, please send me an email at angela.madeo@insa-lyon.fr, joining a CV and a motivation letter. If your profile may be in phase with the project we will fix a first skype meeting to discuss further details.



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