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Location: Dorking, Surrey

Number of Placements: 1

Special Requirements for those choosing this placement: 
1. Must be eligible for full UK security clearance due to the nature of the information we sometimes work with (generally this involves being a British National).
2. Must be a Part IB or a Part II student.

Period of Placement: Flexible start date; up to 10 weeks during June to September

Accommodation Arrangements: Frazer-Nash Consultancy can provide assistance in finding suitable accommodation for placement students.

Profile of Firm:

Frazer-Nash Consultancy solves the complex engineering challenges faced by some of the world's leading organisations. Our multidisciplinary expertise enables us to provide a comprehensive range of services in a broad range of sectors. Founded in 1971, we are a rapidly expanding business with around 500 employees in offices throughout the UK and Australia.

We are looking for students with the following attributes:

  • A proven track record in Materials Science (aiming for a 2.1 or above in a Masters Degree, or a PhD);
  • The ability to apply scientific and engineering principles;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • The ability to think laterally to solve complex technical problems;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Project Areas / Typical Projects:

Frazer-Nash supports materials work across a broad range of industries, including:

  • Power Generation
  • Aerospace
  • Defence
  • Automotive
  • Offshore Oil and Gas

Our services include alloy development, materials processing and heat treatment, surface treatment, materials selection and legislation against hazardous material.
In addition, we have significant track record in failure investigation of components, strength of materials and environmental degradation.

Your placement with us is likely to involve one or more of the following activities:

  • Analysis of material testing data;
  • Development of constitutive models to describe complex material behaviour e.g. creep, fatigue, stress-strain, fracture, visco-elasticity, crack growth;
  • Finite element analysis of non-linear materials including implementation of constitutive models in a finite element environment.

URL for further information: www.fnc.co.uk