Doctoral Student Position in Mechanics Uppsala University, Department of Engineering Sciences

Doctoral student position in mechanics: Numerical modeling of bone fractures


Published: 2017-07-05


Uppsala University is a broad research university with a strong international position. The task is to conduct research and education of the highest quality and to cooperate in different ways with society. Our most important asset is all the individuals who, with their curiosity and commitment, make Uppsala University one of the country's most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of 6.5 billion.


Within the Department of Applied Mechanics we are studying in Materials Mechanics, with applications mainly in life sciences, material and structural development and energy-related areas. Research is often multidisciplinary and ranges from applied projects in close cooperation with industry to academic basic research. A doctorate in the subject pays for many exciting future opportunities both in academia and business, nationally and internationally. 


The research project focuses on the development of numerical tools for modeling rapid growth growth in bone tissue and is funded by the Swedish Research Council.


Although it is well known that the majority of bone fractures occur at fast pulse loads (most of them have fallen hard and broken an arm or leg), bone strength analyzes have been focused primarily on slow growing cracks - such as cramps or fatigue fractures. One reason for this is that the numerical models used for crash mechanical analyzes, e.g. Finite element models, have significant difficulties in handling fast dynamic processes in porous materials for several reasons, both knowledge and computational.


The project develops next generation numerical models based on phase field theories. In addition to the computational technical advantages, phase field models are physically very promising because they are based on energy balances. In addition, they enable significantly higher resolution, while simplifying handling of discontinuities (such as cracks and cavities), than traditional continuous-based models. A series of sophisticated experiments in synchrotron light systems are included as a natural part of the project, as well as national and international collaborations.


Qualification requirements: The applicant must have a Master's degree or Master's degree in Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Physics or the equivalent. Previous experience of numerical modeling in mechanics is meritorious.


Application: The application should contain a brief description of the research interests and relevant experience, CV, copies of diplomas and grades and other documents that the applicant wishes to claim.


Local guidelines are set for payroll placement.


Provisions for PhD students are found in the Higher Education Ordinance 5 ch §§1-7 and in the university's rules and guidelines .


Uppsala University values the qualities that even gender distribution and diversity add to the business. We therefore look forward to searching for all sexes and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.


Access:  Immediately.


Information about the employment is provided by Professor Per Isaksson, e-mail, tel. 018-471 3027.


Welcome to your application by September 24, 2017, UFV-PA 2017/2715.


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Location: Uppsala University, Department of Engineering Sciences


Type of employment: Full-time, fixed-term employment longer than 6 months


Salary: Fixed salary


Number of vacancies: 1


Employment rate: 100%


Location: Uppsala


County: Uppsala County


Country: Sweden


Union Representative: Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315 

Per Sundman, Saco Council 018-471 1485 

Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO / ST 018-471 6251 


Reference Number : UFV-PA 2017/2715


Deadline for application: 2017-09-24

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