We are looking to recruit a researcher to join a multi-institution project as a post-doctoral research associate, tenable until 31 January 2023.
The position is funded by an EPSRC-funded Programme Grant on Digital Twins for Improved Dynamic Design run in collaboration with the universities of Cambridge, Liverpool, Sheffield, Southampton, and Swansea. The overall aim of the programme grant is to create a robustly-validated virtual prediction tool called a “digital twin” for designing complex structures.
The Bristol component of this project is focused on the interaction of numerical models and physical experiments in so-called hybrid tests where two substructures (one physical and one numerical) are coupled together in real-time. This novel approach to testing provides a great deal of flexibility in the design process since it enables poorly modelled (or externally supplied) parts of the structure to be tested physically while retaining the freedom to rapidly change and test different numerical models. Of particular interest within this testing framework is the investigation and exploitation of nonlinear behaviours and how uncertainties manifest and propagate through the system.
This position is ideal for a researcher with an interest in working at the intersection of modelling and experiments. It is expected that the researcher will design and run various hybrid test experiments building on existing in-house experience. Experiments will be designed to complement the research going on in the partner institutions and may range from aerospace applications through to civil structures. You should also have established computational skills (MATLAB and/or Julia are commonly used). You will be part of a vibrant and supportive Dynamics and Control research group, working alongside researchers dealing wide variety of application areas. In addition, there will be regular meetings of the full project team from each of the universities with an emphasis on cross-fertilisation of ideas and collaborative working.
See the University of Bristol jobs page for more information (reference ACAD104559)