A 3 year Marie Curie PhD position is available within the Research Centre in Vehicles Technology at the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering of the Universitat Politècnica de València (Valencia-Spain) on Integrating Numerical Simulation and Geometric Design Technology (INSIST). The selected candidate will be working in the area of automatic generation of Finite Element models from CT-scan data. Cartesian adapted meshes built over a hierarchical data structure will be used for accurate and computer-efficient models definition.


The objective of the INSIST ITN is the development of the next generation of design/simulation methods based on isogeometric analysis. The idea of isogeometric analysis is to use the same functions that are used to approximate CAD models to approximate the unknown fields for engineering analysis and simulation. The key outcome of this research is a system/methodology that allows the analysis, simulation and design of engineering products in a more efficient way. We aim at extending the isogeometric analysis concept of Hughes and co-workers who focused on the unification of CAD and CAE whereas we intend to generalize this idea to unify pre-processing (in general) and analysis.

Candidate Requirements

A suitable candidate should have a degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or a closely related subject. They must have proven excellent programming and mathematical skills, and experience in discretization techniques (FEM, XFEM, GFEM). The successful candidate will participate in a research training network of an EU-funded Marie Curie ITN and will work in a highly interactive international environment with other Marie-Curie PhD students, researchers and industry and will execute part of the work during extended visits at the partner institutions outside Spain.
  • University Partners: Bauhaus Univ. (Weimar), Johannes Kepler Univ.(Linz), Cardiff Univ.
  • Industrial Partners: Cenaero , InuTech, Simpleware
  • Associated University Partners: University of California-San Diego, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Associated Industrial Partners: Transcendata , Numerical Geometry Ltd
Application Procedure

Prospective candidates can find details about the position and application forms on the Job Offer. Please, also send an e-mail to jjrodena@mcm.upv.es indicating when and where the application form was submitted.

Note, application deadline to the Marie Curie PhD Position in Numerical Simulation, Valencia, Spain is 10 May, 2012.

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