Are you fascinated to develop the most sophisticated simulation techniques for production of battery cans? Do you want to do scientific research with immediate industrial relevance?
For this project, we are looking for a 4-year PhD candidate to reinforce our team.
With the steep rise in sales of electrical vehicles the demand for batteries is growing rapidly. One of the battery technologies is to build the battery pack from cylindrical cells. The battery casing (the so-called battery can) is typically manufactured from steel by deep drawing and wall ironing. This forming process is very critical due to extreme deformations under high surface pressure, friction and temperature variation.
The process is complicated further by the unavoidable anisotropy of the steel sheet, that is reinforced by the large deformations. Under the high surface pressures, forming dies cannot be considered rigid anymore and friction coefficients are no longer constant. Standard simulation tools for sheet forming are therefore not applicable and new models must be developed.
Sometimes the battery cans split during production and currently the cause for this is not well understood. The scientific hypothesis is that material anisotropy plays an important role. The overall objective of this research is to be able to quantify the effect of anisotropy in the sheet material on this failure in battery can production and to optimise process and/or material parameters to minimise probability of failure.
For this project, we are looking for a PhD candidate with relevant expertise at the crossroads of computational mechanics, materials science and production technology. The candidate will report his/her research during bi-weekly meetings of our research group and quarterly meetings with the project partners. The candidate is expected to present his/her results at international scientific conferences and publish them in academic literature. Furthermore, the researcher will be encouraged to tutor MSc students who do their final assignment on sub-projects pertaining to the current research project.
The PhD research will be performed in the chair of Nonlinear Solid Mechanics in close cooperation with the Materials innovation institute M2i and Tata Steel R&D in The Netherlands
Ph D Scholarship In Autonomous Synthesis Robotics For Accelerated Discovery Of Sustainable Catalysts And Battery Materials, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark, about 1 hour ago
The Section for Autonomous Materials Discovery (AMD) at DTU Energy is looking for an outstanding candidate for a PhD position in the field of autonomous synthesis robotics for accelerated discover...
Ph D Scholarship In Phase Field Modelling Of Piezoelectric Materials, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark, about 1 hour ago
If you are interested in computational modelling of physical systems and want to help realize a novel micro-scale sustainable energy-conversion technology, this PhD project is for you. At DTU Ener...
Ph D Position With A Research Focus On Digitalisation Of Energy Storage Systems. , NTNU, Norway, about 19 hours ago
This is NTNU NTNU is a broad-based university with a technical-scientific profile and a focus in professional education. The university is located in three cities with headquarters in Trondheim. A...
Open Postdoctoral Position In Lithium Batteries, Institute of Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia, 4 days ago
Open Postdoctoral position on the topic of Improving the lifetime of Li-based batteries by atomic layer deposition. Research will be focused on improving the lifetime of Li batteries using atomic ...
Ph D Scholarship In Designing New Solid State Batteries With Near Temperature Oxygen Conductors, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark, about 1 hour ago
Are you interested in nanotechnologies and innovative energy solutions? Are you wondering what the future batteries will be? At DTU Energý, we are continuously striving for innovative energy solut...
Ph D Scholarship In Design And Modeling Of Ultra Sensitive Bio Magnetometers, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark, about 1 hour ago
Do you want to contribute to a future where we can potentially understand diseases in the human brain by measuring the tiny magnetic fields created by neurons in the brain? At DTU Energy our resea...