Aalto University seeks PhD Students in Computational Ice Mechanics and Fracture of Sea Ice

Computational Ice Mechanics

The Aalto University School of Engineering is looking for a doctoral student to join their Arctic Marine and Ice Technology research group at the Department of Applied Mechanics. This is a fixed-term position of 4 years, and will be based in Espoo, Finland.

The successful candidate will study ice-structure interaction process in shallow water. In this complex interaction process an intact ice sheet fails into discrete ice blocks, which affect further stages of the process. Realistic calculations of ice loads due to this process require modeling of the ice blocks and their pile-up process. The research will include both computational and experimental work: an in-house FEM-DEM code will be used in modeling while the experiments will be performed in the Aalto Ice Tank, a 40 m x 40 m ice model basin.

The call is open for candidates with a Master's degree in a wide range of backgrounds. Good understanding of solid mechanics and numerical modeling is required. A suitable background may come from applied or computational mechanics, mechanical engineering, marine engineering, civil engineering, engineering physics, or related disciplines. The applicant must fulfill the requirements for doctoral students at the Aalto University, School of Engineering.

Application deadline: 29 May 2015

More information can be found here.

For questions, contact Arttu Polojarvi

Fracture of Sea Ice

The Aalto University School of Engineering is looking for a doctoral student to join their Arctic Marine and Ice Technology research group at the Department of Applied Mechanics. This is a fixed-term position of 4 years, and will be based in Espoo, Finland.

The successful candidate will work with a research group studying the behavior of ships and structures in ice and ice mechanics, and also assessing the impact of sea ice on the safety of maritime transportation. An important part of the research is experimental work conducted with the Aalto Ice Tank, a 40 m x 40 m ice model basin. The basin is equipped with a cooling system and the capability to produce both freshwater ice and doped model scale ice.

The team is currently looking for a doctoral student to join the group and study the scaling of ice strength and fracture. This work will include both experimental and theoretical work. The position will be working with the research group at the Aalto University, but also in collaboration with Professor John Dempsey from Clarkson University.

The call is open for candidates with a Master's degree in a wide range of backgrounds. Good understanding of solid and fracture mechanics and numerical modeling is required. A suitable background may come from applied mechanics, mechanical engineering, marine engineering, civil engineering, engineering physics, or related disciplines. The applicant must fulfill the requirements for doctoral students at the Aalto University, School of Engineering.

Application deadline: 29 May 2015

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