Materials Informatics Approach to Material
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 4/23/2019

Opportunity Description

Title of Research Opportunity: Materials Informatics Approach to Material Extrusion Additive Manufacturing Located at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is the Army's central laboratory. Its diverse assortment of unique facilities and dedicated workforce of government and private sector partners make up the largest source of world-class integrated research and analysis in the Army. Multivariate statistical analysis of datasets obtained from fused filament formation (FFF) of material extrusion additive manufacturing to derive fundamental understanding of the non-linearity of the multi-parameter correlations associated with FFF. Materials informatics will be used for the workflow and data collection processed to enable the surveying of complex multiscale relationships. Statistical analysis software/tools can compare the magnitudes of various process-structure-property relationships by linking AM fabrication conditions with rigorous mechanical property evaluation This research opportunity aligns with the ARL S&T Campaign in the areas of Lightweighting and Agile Manufacturing in an effort to improve the performance, reliability and versatility of future Army systems. Eligibility: Applicants should have received a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering or a closely related discipline. Candidates should demonstrate a strong academic background with research experience in additive manufacturing, fused filament formation, and mechanical testing (static and dynamic) of materials. Additional experience with polymer characterization (specimen preparation, differential scanning calorimetry, dynamic mechanical analysis) are highly desirable. Keywords: additive manufacturing, fused filament fabrication, multivariate statistical analysis, informatics Click here for more information

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