PhD opportunities

Macroscopic Modeling of the cold spray process for additive manufacturing and repair applications

Thesis proposal

Area of expertiseSciences et génie des matériaux
Doctoral SchoolISMME - Ingénierie des Systèmes, Matériaux, Mécanique, Énergétique
SupervisorCREPIN Jerôme
Co-supervisorDI MEGLIO Florent
Research unitCentre des Matériaux
KeywordsCold Spray, modeling, robotics,, additive manufacturing, repair
AbstractThe project focuses on the development of a model capable of generating the optimal robot trajectories to obtain a given shape, either for the manufacturing of a part or for the refurbishment of a geometrical defect. First, it will be necessary to build an experimental database, needed for calibrating the parameters of the model. A series of cold spray experiments will be conducted to this aim. Then, a general model will be developed, representative of experimental data and suitable for an automatic calibration procedure. Model parameters will be fitted for different materials and spraying conditions. Once the model will be calibrated and validated on simple cases, the problem of generating optimal robot trajectories for a given geometry, using an inverse modelling approach, will be attacked.
Profile: Engineer 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):

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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FundingConcours pour un contrat doctoral