Description: In all existing crystal plasticity
models it is assumed that plastic deformation of the single-crystal
obeys Schmid law. However, recent experimental studies have shown that
single-crystals displays tension-compression asymmetry; hence the use of
Schmid law is inappropriate. The objective of the project is to develop
new constitutive models that will capture the observed polarity of the
crystallographic slip within the framework recently developed by the
REEF solid mechanics group in Shalimar (on the Emerald Coast).
Knowledge and skills needed: The candidate should
have a strong academic background. Analytical skills and strong
background in mechanics is expected. Background in FE is desired.
How to apply: Send a detailed CV including GPA, GRE, projects, publications, skills, etc by e-mail to Dr. Cazacu