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Computational Structural Engineer

Niskayuna, NY

  • Niskayuna, NY, 12309, US
  • West Mifflin, PA, 15122, US
  • 2022-02-17 18:05:12
  • Engineering/Science
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Job Description

Naval Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) seeks an experienced Engineer with background in computational science/mechanics/engineering in the areas of nonlinear solid mechanics, micromechanics, damage mechanics, and fracture mechanics. The position involves developing capabilities for finite element modeling of nuclear fuel system structural performance including the initiation and propagation of damage and fracture in extreme conditions. The desired modeling capabilities involve failure analyses influenced by microstructure using complex material models, such as creep and viscoplasticity. The position will involve conceiving of, developing, and applying computational failure models through commercial or open source software to a wide range of technical engineering problems.  Work assignments will include designing, implementing, testing, verifying, maintaining engineering software within modern computing architecture, and working with structural and materials engineers to deploy the new technologies into engineering applications.  The ideal candidate will work collaboratively to identify and solve engineering problems and will require interactions across application developers, engineering users, and system administrators.

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