PhD opportunities

[Subject PROVIDED] Study of the evolution of the microstructure of aluminum during hot deformation by in-situ observations and numerical modeling

Thesis proposal

Area of expertiseSciences et génie des matériaux
Doctoral SchoolISMME - Ingénierie des Systèmes, Matériaux, Mécanique, Énergétique
SupervisorFOREST Samuel
Research unitCentre des Matériaux
ContactSamuel FOREST
KeywordsMicrostructure, SEM, Tomography, in-situ, aluminium, numérical simulation
AbstractThe thermomechanical treatments undergone during the manufacture of metal parts (e.g. rolling and annealing, hot forming) can lead to significant changes in the properties of the metal. rolling and annealing, hot deformation) can lead to a significant modification of the mechanical properties mechanical properties that can be observed at the macroscopic scale. These changes can be explained by the evolution of of the microstructure due to the heterogeneous viscoplastic deformation of the crystalline grains and the subsequent or simultaneous or simultaneous recrystallization processes, including the germination of new grains and the migration of grain boundaries.
ProfileEngineer and / or Master of Science - Good level of general and scientific culture. Good level of knowledge of French (B2 level in french is required) and English. (B2 level in english is required) Good analytical, synthesis, innovation and communication skills. Qualities of adaptability and creativity. Teaching skills. Motivation for research activity. Coherent professional project.

Prerequisite (specific skills for this thesis):

Materials Sciences, Plasticity of metallic polycrystals

Applicants should supply the following :
• a detailed resume
• a copy of the identity card or passport
• a covering letter explaining the applicant’s motivation for the position
• detailed exam results
• two references : the name and contact details of at least two people who could be contacted
• to provide an appreciation of the candidate
• Your notes of M1, M2
• level of English equivalent TOEIC
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FundingFinancement par crédits ANR