ORGANISATION/COMPANYChair of Ceramics, Montanuniversitaet of Leoben
RESEARCH FIELDEngineering › Materials engineeringEngineering › Mechanical engineeringPhysics › Computational physicsPhysics › Solid state physics
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE09/04/2018 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONAustria › Leoben
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
OFFER STARTING DATE14/05/2018
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER764987
We are looking for a dedicated and highly motivated Early Stage Researcher (ESR), who will join our team to craft the future of ceramic materials and large structures for high temperature industrial applications
ATHOR description (4 years ETN project starting in October 2017)
Refractories are heat-resistant materials used as inner linings of high temperature furnaces, reactors and processing units. ATHOR (Advanced THermomechanical multiscale mOdeling of Refractory linings) is an innovative, collaborative and interdisciplinary project that brings together 6 academic beneficiaries and 8 private partners. The main objective is to develop high-end engineering technologies in material engineering and numerical simulations thanks to an intensive cooperation between academia, raw materials suppliers, refractory producers and end-users. Starting from material characterization, all significant properties will be investigated, including fracture behaviour, tension and compression creep behaviour, corrosion and thermal shock resistance. The interdisciplinary aspects will be addressed thanks to a multiscale approach looking at the influences of micro-, meso- and macro-characteristics on each other. To conduct their research and interlink the different topics, the 15 recruited researchers will take advantage of the most sophisticated numerical tools to model, design and predict the life of different lining configurations in critical operation conditions. The ATHOR network is deeply committed to provide a combination of research and training activities which will support and enlarge the initiative of the Federation for International Refractory Research and Education (FIRE).
Keywords : Refractory, Thermomechanical Modelling, Thermomechanical Characterization, Micro-mechanical Modelling, Corrosion, Thermal Fatigue, Slag Infiltration, Fracture Mechanics, Creep, Refractory Masonries.
6 Academic Poles:
- University of Limoges (FR) / IRCER
- University of Krakow (PL) / AGH
- University of Aachen (DE) / GHI
- University of Leoben (AT) / COC
- University of Orléans (FR) / LaMé
- University of Minho (PT) / ISISE
7 Industrial Partners:
- Altéo Alumina - Gardanne (FR)
- Imerys Refractory Minerals - Villach (AT)
- Pyrotek Scandinavia AB - Ed (SE)
- RHI-MAGNESITA - Wien (AT)
- Saint-Gobain - Cavaillon (FR)
- TataSteel - IJmuiden (NL)
- FIRE - Montréal (CA)
Specific subject of ESR8 (one of 15 ESRs of the ATHOR ETN project)
Identification of fracture mechanisms for ordinary refractories on a microscale
Objectives: While approaches to micromechanical simulation of ordinary ceramic refractories exist It is still questionable whether micro mechanisms of fracture are well represented In existing models. Therefore direct observation of micro processes during fracture of graln/matrlx structures Is an objective of this research. Especially deviations from pure linear fracture mechanics, I.e. energy consumption not contributing to creation of new surfaces, will be addressed. Experimental Investigations are aimed to cover a representative scope of structures (ceramically and carbon bonded refractories with different brittleness) to reveal different mechanisms. Based on these experimental Investigations more reasonable simulation models will be established.
Expected Results: A detailed characterisation of the fracture process will be given by the application of computer tomography, light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. Strains at the surface of the samples during the fracture mechanical tests will be determined by digital Image correlation. A simulation model for the simulation of the fracture process will be available for the discrete element method (DEM). With the measured strain fields and the DEM model an Inverse evaluation procedure can deliver parameters for the defined constitutive equations.
Visit other network partners during secondments. Participate in worldwide training workshops and transfers between research teams within the FIRE network. Very attractive fellowships. Excellent opportunities to enhance your career prospects
Early-stage researchers (ESR) are those who are, at
the time of recruitment by the host, in the first four years (full-time
equivalent) of their research careers. This is measured from the date
when they obtained the degree which formally entitles them to embark on a
doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in
the country in which the research training is provided, irrespective of
whether or not a doctorate was envisaged. That means typically, for
European (or Worldwide) applicants, in the first four years after their
Conditions of international mobility of researchers: Researchers
are required to undertake trans-national mobility (i.e. move from one
country to another) when taking up the appointment. At the time of
selection by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or
carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of
their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years
immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays,
are not taken into account.
English language: Network fellows (ESRs) must
demonstrate that their ability to understand and express themselves in
both written and spoken English is sufficiently high for them to derive
the full benefit from the network training.
The application should contain the following documents:
- ETN-ATHOR ESR Application Form to be filled
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover letter: Refer to ETN-ATHOR project and ESRs Recruitment
procedure, indicate clearly the ESR positions to which you are applying
with your order of priority (maximum of three). Argue your motivation to
apply for these specific ESR position(s). Discuss in bullets your
skills which are specifically adapted to the chosen topic, and provide
supporting evidence to your arguments.
- Certificate of Master’s Degree (or equivalent) with transcripts of records
- Proof of English proficiency
- Recommendation letter(s) from previous supervisors or employers
- List of publications, if applicable
- Work experience certificates, if applicable
- Manuscripts of the listed publications, if applicable
Send your application materials to local representative of ATHOR project Dietmar Gruber, Associated Professor, firstname.lastname@example.org
More details about ATHOR project, requirements for the candidates and recruitment procedure
Application deadline is 08/04/2018. The position is available immediately.
Web site for additional job details
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Excellent
The candidate must have a good level of knowledge in continuum mechanics and numerical methods In applied mechanics. Python programming skills will be appreciated.
Open, Transparent, Merit based Recruitment procedures of Researchers (OTM-R)
Know more about it at Institute of Research for CERamics (IRCER) - Limoges, UMR CNRS 7315
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EURAXESS offer ID: 282809
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