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Research into reliable models for the impact behaviour of vessels.


Schelde Marinebouw in Vlissingen, the Netherlands is a leading builder of naval and high-speed vessels. For many years now Royal Schelde has been the prime supplier for shipbuilding and marine engineering of combat and support vessels for among others the Royal Dutch Navy. Schelde Marinebouw is part of the Damen Shipyards Group, a market leader in shipbuilding and repair in numerous maritime sectors. Schelde Marinebouw disposes of its own R&D and engineering department responsible for the design and development of its own vessels and increasingly of projects for third parties in the area of mega yachts, transport vessels and naval vessels. Research and development projects are executed in close cooperation with Dutch technological institutes such as TNO, Delft Technical University, Maritime Research Institute Netherlands and thee Dutch Corrosion Center and technical universities in Gennany, Sweden, Finland and France. By means of multiple fellowships, Schelde Marinebouw wants to give post-graduates the opportunity to gain research experience within the commercial ship building sector. Schelde Marinebouw is looking for two post-graduates who have experience and are interested in analysis of impact characteristics of ships and vessels and the hydrodynamic effects of ship collisions in combination with developing mathematical models and software tools for calculation and simulation.
The research area aims at the development of new reliable models for determining impact behaviour of different ships and vessels, materials and ship structures.
The requirements for the fellowship are:
- Degree in marine engineering, aerospace engineering or mechanical engineering
- Maximum 1 year of industrial experience
- Knowledge of and interest in analysing maritime constructions
- Knowledge of mathematical modelling
- Knowledge of calculation and simulation techniques
- English speaking.

Funding Scheme

BUR - Bursaries, grants, fellowships


Glacisstraat 165
4380 Vlissingen