The goal is to develop a multiscale model for plant-based bio-composite materials, to predict their macroscopic stiffness and strength properties depending on their microstructural composition. Methods that should be used can be found in the area of continuum micromechanics and finite-element-based computational mechanics.
Figure: Illustration of a multiscale model for wood, as basis for a computational homogenization approach.
Master degree in civil engineering or computational mechanics with a main focus on mechanical modelling. Interest in strength of materials, mechanical material modelling, and computational mechanics. Good programming skills and good English knowledge are beneficial.