PhD Studentship in Railway Mechanics at Chalmers
A suitable background is a Master of Science (Swedish: civilingenjör) in mechanical engineering, engineering physics or civil engineering with emphasis on computational mechanics and structural dynamics. A strong interest in modelling, simulation and experimental validation of models is required.
Knowledge of the Swedish language is desirable but not a requirement. However, all PhD Students are expected to be able to teach in Swedish as well as in English after two years of employment.
Those who do not have Swedish as their mother tongue are offered courses in the Swedish language.
Scholarship Open for International Students: No
Scholarship Description: The Division of Dynamics at the Department of Applied Mechanics is seeking a new PhD student to start in the autumn of 2011.The project will generate increased knowledge to support product development of track switches (turnouts) with a more stable geometry and a better balanced elasticity.
The aim is to reach reduced track geometry degradation by implementation of an optimised design of sleepers and resilient elements. Based on simulation, a critical assessment of different materials in rail crossings subjected to mixed traffic conditions will be performed.
A numerical model for prediction of settlement in track switches will be developed. Available numerical models of dynamic interaction between vehicle and switch, and finite element calculations of strains and stresses in relevant switch components, will be used.
How to Apply: Online or Post
Scholarship Application Deadline: 2011-06-07