PhD: Advanced FML Aircraft Structure Developments

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Assessment of deformation requirements, extension of fatigue and damage tolerance methodologies


After having performed a thorough study on the state of the art concerning hybrid FML technology, the PhD candidate will address multiple research questions that in the end relate to a single engineering design challenge.
A method will be developed to assess deformation requirements for arbitrary FMLs containing different metallic constituents and thicknesses. In the second phase, this methodology will be extended to thermal loading, allowing prediction of the (cyclic) deformation of arbitrary thick FMLs containing various constituents. The limit of current fatigue and damage tolerance methodologies will be extended, while in the last stage the developed methods will be applied to a specific airframe design problem to demonstrate validity and applicability.



The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit for more information.

For more information about this position, please contact Ms. Gemma van der Windt, phone:+31 (0)15-2789617, e-mail: To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV and letter of application by 31 March 2017 to Ms. van der Windt,
When applying, please refer to vacancy number LR17-09.
If your MsC diploma and transcript are not in Dutch, English, French or German and you will be the selected candidate, the TU Delft will ask you to deliver a certified translation.

Additional information

Gemma van der Windt
+31 (0)15-2789617

Technische Universiteit Delft


Delft University of Technology (the TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. The TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At the TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. The TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools. Aerospace Engineering The Department of Aerospace Materials and Structures is dedicated to research on and development of structures and materials. The department consists of multiple groups that together cover the range from fundamental material science to full-scale structural component testing.
The Structural Integrity and Composites group focuses on the performance needs of future structures and products by intergrating design, safety, manufacturing, and maintenance. The group has a unique reputation in the field of fatigue of structures and materials, combined with expertise in structural hybrid/composite concept development and manufacturing for assuring structural integrity during all phases of the entire operational life.


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