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Student Assistant – NIAR Virtual Engineering Laboratory

The Virtual Engineering Laboratory at NIAR is looking for student assistants. Graduate students are preferred. Position could become a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) position based on performance during the first semester.

The students applying for this position should have at least basic knowledge on Finite Element Methods (FEM).

In accordance with executive order 14042, all temporary, part-time, and full-time employees, including student employees, must be fully vaccinated or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption by January 18, 2022, or before beginning employment. For detailed employee information, consult the HR FAQ on Executive Order 14042.


Main duties will be:
  • Discretization of structural components to perform numerical analysis (FEM) (50%).
  • Post-processing and documentation of numerical analysis results (Stress Analysis, Load Path Analysis, etc.) (20%)
  • Create CAD geometry for structural components (15%)
  • Support Senior Staff to create the numerical models (Material definitions, connections, etc.) (10%)
  • Test specimen preparation/documentation to conduct mechanical testing (5%).

Tools to be used:
  • Beta CAE, in particular: ANSA and META
  • Hyperworks Altair, in particular: Hypermesh and Hypergraph
  • CATIA V5
  • Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.