Architectured Materials

Supervisors: Dr Justin Dirrenberger (CNAM) and A/Prof Andrey Molotnikov

Option 1 Hybrid Architectured lattice materials 

Project: This project will develop new classes of architectured hybrid lattice structures exploring a combination of compliant polymeric phase infiltrated inside stiff lattices. We will develop numerical tools to tune the properties of hybrid lattices through local variation of elemental units (nodes, struts, junctions). The work will use advances in Machine Learning to speed up the calculations as well as to effectively reduce the design space. The numerical results will be validated using state-of-the art metal and polymer 3D printing available at RMIT University.

 

Option 2 Design of additively manufactured copper alloy cellular materials for thermo-structural aerospace propulsion applications

Project: This project will focus on the modelling, design, & additive manufacture of copper cellular materials suitable for structural & thermal applications in regeneratively-cooled rocket engines & aerospace heat exchangers. In will include experimentally quantifying L-PBF manufacturability of cellular material from GRCop-42 copper alloy, & testing of their thermo-structural properties at elevated temperatures. The results will guide the design & manufacture of future aerospace propulsion components.

 

Option 3 Temperature-Responsive Multipolymer Interlocking Materials

Project: 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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Reference

CNAM-DC1

Research Areas

Additive Manufacturing, Solid Mechanics, AI & Machine Learning, Physical Metallurgy, Composite Materials

Research Host

Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, France (CNAM)

PhD awarding institution/s

Hautes Écoles Sorbonne Arts et Métiers University (HESAM) & RMIT University

RMIT University

Other Vacancies

Supervisors

Prof. Tor Helge Aas (UiA) and Prof. Anne-Laure Mention (RMIT)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of Agder (UiA) & RMIT University

Supervisors

Prof. Tor Helge Aas (UiA) and Prof. Anne-Laure Mention (RMIT)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of Agder (UiA) & RMIT University

Supervisors

Prof. Mikko Pynnönen (LUT) and Prof. Anne-Laure Mention (RMIT) Juha Kauppinen (Mikkeli Development, Miksei Ltd)

PhD awarding institution/s

Lappeenranta – Lahti University of Technology (LUT) & RMIT University

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