Together we are recruiting for a Senior Tribology Modelling Engineer who will be responsible for development of tribology modelling capability for prediction of apparent coefficient of friction for deep drawing process of aluminium alloys using the companies patented hot forming process.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- To develop mathematical model for prediction of evolution of apparent coefficient of friction for aluminium alloys on tool materials under hot forming process conditions. The model should take into account effect of contact pressure, sliding velocity and distance, temperature, surface roughness, substrate material, lubricant type, etc.
- To develop experimental characterisation plan for assessment of process conditions on apparent coefficient of friction.
- To provide guidance to lab technicians on tribologic testing required for model development and subsequent calibration.
- To work with software engineers on development of numerical algorithms for integration of the tribologic model and its integration into commercial FEM codes.
- To devise model validation experiments and oversee validation trials.
- To develop precipitate dissolution model for aluminium alloys for prediction of solution heat treatment process.
- To contribute to and support write design manuals, procedures and best practices for tribologic assessment and modelling.
- To contribute, attend and present during funded project reviews and trade conferences promoting the companies design capability.
- To support and train customers, OEM’s and TIER 1’s, in use of tribology modelling capability.
- To work with funded R&D project partners, universities and technology centres on future development programmes.
- To provide support and training to junior team members.
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
- Develop tribologic characterisation plan for assessment of process conditions on apparent coefficient of friction in the first month of employment.
- Propose concept mathematical model for prediction of apparent coefficient of friction under heat form heat form process conditions within 3 months of start of employment.
- Develop first generation tribologic model within first year of employment.
- The ideal candidate will be recently out of completed a PHD & have