2019-12 - Engineer position - Innovative heating process for deposition and consolidation : Application to Thermoplastic Automated Tape Placement process

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What is E2S UPPA?


The consortium at the heart of the Energy Environment Solutions (E2S) project is composed of the University of Pau and the Pays de l’Adour (UPPA) and two national research organisations, National Institute...

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Engineer position Innovative heating process for deposition and consolidation : Application to Thermoplastic Automated Tape Placement process

Context

Research Engineer OFFER in the framework of the Chair AWESOME (mAnufacturing of neW gEneration Sustainable and therMoplastic coMpositEs).

The development of thermoplastic composite materials and their processing is a challengefor the years to come, indeed the possibilities offered by these materials are without appeal since they offer an incredible ratio mechanical performance on density, moreover they can very easily be endowed with particular properties, multiple functionalities, and even gradient properties in a wide range of areas, as well offer the possibility of being recycled.

All these aspects make for sure thermoplastic composite materials the materials of tomorrow.

However today, although applications using these materials are more and more numerous, they are not up to what could be expected, neither in quantity nor quality, with production rates that are often limited. In addition, the proposed applications are quite specific and it seems rather difficult to adapt an existing production to another material for example or conversely for the same material, easily change the geometry of a part or its forming process chain.

The origins may be summarized in: (i) the cost, (ii) the difficulty of implementation. It is for example, difficult to organize a customized production while controlling costs. As it is difficult to master a production that unusually concentrates very varied physics, at multiple scales, which can have dramatic impacts on the quality of the parts. Moreover, at all scales of the product and at all stages of implementation, the uncertainty about the quality of the material, the part and the process is omnipresent. All these sources add up and feed the difficulty of
implementation.

The AWESOME Chair (mAnufacturing of neW gEneration Sustainable and therMoplastic coMpositEs) – ARKEMA / CANOE / UPPA- offers an unexpected framework since it brings together quality partners with broad and varied skills with regard to the multi-disciplinary nature of the problem. Each partner being equipped with complementary technological platforms and innovative characterizations techniques, going from the matter at its molecular scale, to the part even at high production rate, and covering modeling, engineering, simulation and data scopes, to face an advanced and smart application that focus at more exploiting the possibilities offered by composite materials, and in this sense in break with the productions of composite parts currently existing.

 

Keywords: modeling, surfaces, topography, rheology of composite prepreg, consolidation process, Wave / matter interactions, thermoplastic composites, thermal instrumentation / thermal modeling

 

Working conditions

Hosting laboratory: Institute of Analytical Sciences and Physico-Chemistry for Environment and Materials (IPREM) - Joint Research Unit CNRS / UPPA (UMR 5254)                                                                        

Localisation address: Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, campus of Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France

Starting date: begining of 2020 (January 15th/February 1st at the latest)

Length: fixed-term contract of one year

Employer: Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour (UPPA)

Gross monthly salary: 2600€ (before taxes)

 

Application

Documents required:
- CV
- Cover letter detailing the candidate's motivations and interest in the scientific aspect of the job
- 2 recommendations letters

Documents must be sent to Anaïs Barasinski anais.barasinski @ univ-pau.fr

Submission deadline: December 20th, 2019