The NewFrac Network is a 36-month PhD program, where students will have intersectoral and international training around Europe in top of the line laboratories and companies in the field
The main research objective of the NEWFRAC network is the development of a new modeling and simulation framework for the fracture mechanics optimization of high-level technological products involving heterogeneous systems (materials and structures), employed in engineering fields of strategic societal and scientific impact, ranging from renewable energy production systems to biological hard tissues.
This main objective will be achieved through the two following specific objectives:
This scientific achievement will be carried out by training future experts, who will assimilate the required capacities and competences of analysis under the guidance of reputed researchers and professionals.
To achieve these targets, NEWFRAC will support 13 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) who will be trained to conduct a breakthrough research in fracture modeling engaging interdisciplinary academic and industrial activities.
Transfer of knowledge to industrial sectors will be performed through a close cooperation (Each ESR will be exposed at least for 4 months to working in non-academic sector, industry or hospital) with two leader industrial Beneficiaries (Robert Bosch GmbH and Fundación Investigación, Desarrollo y Aplicación de Materiales Compuestos “FIDAMC”) and three industrial Partner Organisations (BOTTERO, CUBICOFF and SAFRAN).