PhD opportunities

Tribological modeling of aluminum alloys cold strip rolling

Thesis proposal

Area of expertiseMécanique numérique et Matériaux
Doctoral SchoolSFA - Sciences Fondamentales et Appliquées
SupervisorMONTMITONNET Pierre
Co-supervisorLAHOUIJ Imene
Research unitCentre de Mise en Forme des Matériaux
KeywordsCold rolling, tribology, numerical modeling, Thermal transfer, adhesion, lubricants and additives
AbstractThe PhD subject deals with a fundamental feature of cold rolling, with major industrial applications : modelling product-tool friction. The objective of the work is to model the mixed / boundary lubrication regime prevailing in cold strip rolling, including the impact of contact temperature on lubricant components behaviour and on the surface damage due to adhesive transfer (figure 1)
ProfileMechanics, Numerical modeling, Python language.
A first experience, theoretical or practical, in tribology and/or thermal transfer will be appreciated.
A motivation for experiments is necessary.
Rigor, dedication to a subject, aptitude to teamworking are important
Mastering of the English language is necessary (level B2 minimum)

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FundingConvention CIFRE