Re: Research Opportunities in Design Optimisation

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Dr. Rajkumar Roy <r.roy@cranfield.ac.uk> schreef in artikel
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> RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN DESIGN OPTIMISATION
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> School of Industrial and Manufacturing Science
> Cranfield university, UK
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> There are THREE research positions currently available in Design
> Optimisation area at Cranfield. Successful candidates are
> expected to work closely with industry for applied research.
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> EPSRC FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECT:
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> PROJECT 1: Flexible Optimisation within the CAD/CAM Environment
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> Duration: TWO years, starting 1st Oct. 1999
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> Researchers: TWO
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> The research aims to develop a framework for ‘Flexible Optimisation in a
> CAD/CAM Environment’. The flexible optimisation enables a CAD/CAM
> environment to select appropriate optimisation techniques, and parameters
> for an optimisation. The approach will help to handle different types of
> optimisation, such as multiobjective, multimodal and constrained, within
> the CAD/CAM System. The framework will be validated in a prototype, as
> a decision support system, using a standard CAD/CAM system. The
> multidisciplinary research will establish state of the art optimisation
> capability within the leading design systems. The project will identify
the
> requirements for the ‘best practice’ within the manufacturing industry.
The
> multidisciplinary research will involve state of the art design
optimisation
> approaches in industry, evolutionary computing, and neutral Application
> Programming Interface development. The research is funded by EPSRC
> and is for TWO years. The project requires one Research Assistant
> (RA) and one postdoctoral Research Officer (RO) for the two year period.
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> Starting salary (approx):
> Research Assistant: £16K per year (REF: 9090A)
> Research Officer: £19K per year (REF: 9091A)
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> The RA should have good academic background (mech/manuf eng.) + some
> computer skills; programming knowledge and CAD/CAM background will
> be preferred. The RO should have research experience (mech/manuf eng.)
> + software application knowledge + programming; knowledge of evolutionary
> computing and CAD/CAM will be preferred. To discuss the research
> opportunities further, please contact Dr. Rajkumar Roy (Tel: +44
> (0)1234 754073, Email: r.roy@cranfield.ac.uk) or Mr. Graham Jared
> (Tel: +44 (0)1234 750111Ext. 4788, Email: G.Jared@cranfield.ac.uk) at
> your earliest. The RA would be encouraged to register for a PhD.
> Closing date for application: 2nd July 1999.
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> ONE ENGINEERING DOCTORATE STUDENTSHIP
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> PROJECT 2: Development of a soft model approach for design optimisation
> of rolling systems
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> Industrial Sponsor: Swindon Technology Centre, British Steel
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> Duration: FOUR Years, starting 1st Oct 1999
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> REF: CU1008
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> British Steel has developed a number of quantitative models to predict
> and optimise product thermomechanical behaviour during rolling.
> Although, the quantitative modelling addresses the accurate
> predictions of key properties, other issues, potentially qualitative
> such as manufacturability, repairability are not being addressed
> at the moment for global optimisation. The project will therefore
> be aimed at developing a knowledge based approach to capture
> the qualitative knowledge and integrate with the existing
> quantitative models. This will define a 'Soft Model' for the 'rolling
> system' design. The study will exploit different knowledge
> representation techniques including Fuzzy Logic, evolutionary
> computing, and design optimisation approaches for the research.
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> The student would receive around £11-12K tax free pa. Interested graduate
> students with mechanical/maufacturing engineering background and some
> programming knowledge, with an interest in Design Optimisation, are
> invited to submit their CV for an informal discussion over telephone or
> email with Dr. Rajkumar Roy (Tel: 01234 754073, Email:
> r.roy@cranfield.ac.uk). The minimum academic requirement for entrants
> to the degree is an upper second class honours degree or its equivalent,
> preferably followed by two or three years industrial experience. Please
> note that the EngD funding is restricted to British Nationals, in special

> cases it may be offered to an EC national.
> Closing date for application: 2nd July 1999.
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