Doctoral Assistant Virtual Crop for Shredder Design University of Leuven, Department of Mechatronics, Biostatistics and Sensors

DOCTORAL ASSISTANT VIRTUAL CROP FOR SHREDDER DESIGN

 

(ref BAP-2017-700)

Last modified: 4/01/2018

The MeBioS department within the Biosystems department conducts research into the interaction between biosystems and technology with a view to designing and managing innovative systems for application in the agrifood sector.
 

Website of the unit

 

Project

 

For a new research project on self-propelled forage harvesters in collaboration with Case New Holland Industrial Belgium (CNHi), the MeBioS department at KU Leuven is looking for a motivated PhD student.
 

This function includes the following tasks:

 

  • Mechanical characterization of bio-materials for particle simulations
  • Design of test installations and processing of measurement data
  • Field tests
  • DEM computer simulations
 

Profile

MeBioS is looking for candidates with

 

  • A Master's degree in an engineering (Bio-ir, ir, ing) or scientific direction
  • Interest in agricultural machinery
  • Good knowledge of mathematics, statistics and mechanics
  • Strong experimental skills
  • Affinity with computer models / simulation models

 

To be a strong added value

 

  • Experience with the measurement of mechanical properties of bio- or construction materials
  • Knowledge of programming languages such as Matlab, Python, C ++
  • Experience with simulation software (DEM, CFD, FEM, ...)

 

offer

We offer

 

  • The possibility to obtain a doctorate
  • The chance to contribute with your research to the harvesting machines of the future
  • The possibility to present your work at national and international conferences
  • Een interessante combinatie van wetenschappelijk onderzoek in nauwe interactie met een bedrijf 

 

Interesse

 

Meer informatie is te verkrijgen bij prof. dr. ir. Wouter Saeys, tel.: +32 16 32 85 27, mail: wouter.saeys@kuleuven.be of dr. ir. Tom Leblicq, tel.: +32 16 37 71 16, mail: tom.leblicq@kuleuven.be.
 

Solliciteren voor deze vacature kan tot en met 31/01/2018 via onze online sollicitatietoepassing


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