Project title: Aerospace aluminium alloy composition and damage evolution during processing
You will join ID16B’s team at the ESRF. ID16B is a hard X-ray nanoprobe beamline dedicated to X-ray nano-analysis consisting of the combination of different 2D/3D X-ray imaging techniques for a wide range of scientific disciplines from earth and environmental science to life science and materials science.
The aim of the PhD project is to determine the relationship between thermo-mechanical loading paths and pores evolution, in aerospace aluminum alloys, using a multi-scale approach coupling high-resolution ultrasound technique, neutron tomography and in situ X-ray nanotomography. The project is motivated by the need of Constellium (CTEC) to optimize their processes using multiscale characterization and modelling of hot rolled plate.
You will have to learn the industrial process to produce samples that you will characterize at the micro-scale at the SIMAP laboratory as well as at the NEXT D50 beamline of the ILL (neutron tomography) and at the nano-scale at the ID16B beamline. A large part of the work will consist in developing all the aspects relative to the acquisition and cross-requirements between the various characterizations and perform post-processing analysis on acquired data. This multi-scale approach will provide a feedback to the modelling of the rolling for the various alloys investigated.
Further information may be obtained from Julie Villanova (ESRF/ID16B, tel.: +33 (0)4 76 88 23 46, email: Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org), from Alexandre Barthelemy (Constellium/C-TEC, email: alexandre.barthelemy@constellium .com) and from Pierre Lhuissier (Univ. Grenoble Alpes/SIMAP, email : email@example.com)
More details about the application procedure on www.innovaxn.eu/for-students/documents/
The successful candidate will be enrolled in the doctoral school of Université Grenoble Alpes and based full-time at the ESRF and ILL (Grenoble, France), other than a 3-month secondment at (Constellium CTEC- Grenoble area). Additional visits totaling no more than 3 months may be made to the (SIMAP-Université Grenoble Alpes) when needed. Furthermore, a varied pedagogical training program will be offered to the successful candidate throughout the 3-year PhD project.
More details on the InnovaXN programme on www.innovaxn.eu
InnovaXN is a Horizon 2020 MSCA COFUND programme providing an opportunity for 40 industrial companies to work with 40 PhD students, performing advanced research and exploiting the unique characterisation techniques of the ESRF and ILL. Through collaborations with industry, innovation will be the central theme of the programme. This will provide a unique cross academic-industry science setting, secondment opportunities and society-relevant research, training the future key researchers able to tackle major research and societal challenges.