CNAM-DC2: Architectured materials 2

Supervisors: Dr. Justin Dirrenberger (CNAM) and Associate Prof. Andrey Molotnikov (RMIT)

Project 1: Multiphysics Modelling of Bioinspired Materials

This project will be focused on the understanding of mechanically coupled physical phenomena in biological materials and the design through bioinspiration of architectured materials exploiting such coupling between physics for engineering applications. While being mainly concerned by the computational implementation of multiphysics models and the determination of effective properties through homogenization, we will also develop convincing experiments to quantify the mechanical performance of the architectured materials of interest in this project. 

Project 2: Laser-Architectured Light Alloys for Aerospace Applications

This project will focus on the modelling, design, & processing of architectured materials made of light alloys suitable for structural applications in aerospace and space launchers. It will include experimentally quantifying the applicability of localized laser heat treatment to light alloys such as Aluminium and Titanium based alloys, characterizing their microstructures, as well as testing of their mechanical properties. Finally computational models will be developed as guiding tools for the design of future aerospace structural components. 

Project 3: Temperature-Responsive Multipolymer Interlocking Materials

This project will develop new classes of architectured hybrid materials with improved mechanical and physical properties, notably impact strength and acoustic damping. They are based on the design and production of complex, topologically-interlocking shapes and multi-material structures using recent advances in 3D polymer printing. These ensembles are also designed to be held together by shape memory alloys and polymers, which can be stimulated to change their properties – and therefore those of the ensemble – by the application of heat. These materials target applications in protective wear, as well as noise and vibration abatement. 

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CNAM-DC2

Research Areas

Modelling, solid mechanics, bioinspiration, additive manufacturing and Laser manufacturing, physical metallurgy, solids mechanics and Additive manufacturing, solid mechanics, composite materials

Research Host

Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, France

PhD awarding institution/s

Dual PhD awarded by Hautes Écoles Sorbonne Arts et Métiers University (HESAM University) and RMIT University (RMIT)

Location

France

Status

Open Position

RMIT University

Other Positions

Supervisors

Associate Prof. Andrey Molotnikov (RMIT), Professor Dr.-Ing. Thomas Niendorf (UoK), Philipp Krooss (UoK) and Dr. Markus Weinmann (UoK)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of Kassel (UoK) and RMIT University

Location

Germany

Status

Open Position

Supervisors

Prof. Jenny Zhang (RMIT) and Prof. Jose Antonio Vilar-Fernandez (UDC) and José Luis González Leal (Navantia) and Prof. Amparo Alonso-Betanzos (UDC) and Prof. Vicente Díaz-Casas (UDC) and Prof. Marcos Miguez González (UDC)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of A Coruña (UDC) and RMIT University

Location

Spain

Status

Open Position

Supervisors

Prof. Anne-Laure Mention (RMIT) and Associate Prof. Carsten Nico Hjortso (UPCH) and Dr. Marie Smed (UPCH)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and RMIT University

Location

Denmark

Status

Open Position

RMIT and many of the REDI partners are HSR4R certified
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101034328.

Results reflect the author’s view only. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains