CIFRE : An Interactive Hybrid Twin Automated Fiber Placement platform for Advanced Composite H/F


Key information

Research, design and development
Itteville, Ile De France, FRANCE
CIFRE, Full-time, 3 ans
Master Degree
First experience

Job description

Objectives and research work:
The thesis will be carried out within the framework of a CIFRE agreement with the company SAFRAN Composites (R&T platform of SAFRAN group). The PhD candidate will be in charge of developing a hybrid twin platform merging physics-based and data-driven models for monitoring the in-service AFP process. Model reduction and machine learning algorithms will be used to decrease computational complexity allowing fast data analyses and computations taking into account real parts specificities. Essentially, this project will set the basis to close the workflow loop offering a capital tool to optimized AFP processes.
Among the main objectives, we can highlight the following:

  • • To study and implement the necessary instrumentation (sensors, signal processing, …),
  • • To build and exploit (robust tracking and reliability) a database from in-line and post manufacturing controls.
  • • To elaborate an interactive hybrid twin AFP platform providing feedback regarding specifications, to assess the AFP performances.

Complementary description

Laboratory and/or research group: PIMM (ENSAM) / SAFRAN Composite

Starting date: Autumn 2021

Job requirements

You are expected to hold a master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Signal Processing, or Machine Learning with links to the field of Mechanical Engineering. We expect a demonstrable interest for numerical activities, research approaches and industrial process. Additionally, clear motivations to discover new fields and ability to efficiently interact with teammates are required.
Interested candidates should send to Mr. Mechbal ( an application containing:
1) a personal motivation letter (max. 1 A4 page) describing why you apply and how the position fits into your career plans,
2) a full CV showing how your profile fits the requirements (max 4 pages),
3) an electronic copy of your Master's thesis
4) recommendation letters
5) a list of referees we can contact.

Specificity of the job

Déplacements occasionnels en France

Company information

Safran SA

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 79,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2020 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and Innovation roadmap.

Safran ranks first in Forbes's 2020 list of the World's Best Employers for its sector.

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