What is the role of the Stress Engineer?
- Ensure that structural designs are lightweight but strong and robust enough to pass external regulatory static and dynamic tests, cyclic fatigue testing and in-service abuse.
- Maintain continued airworthiness of the product through its life.
What kind of applicant are we looking for?
- Someone with an interest in structures and problem solving.
- Someone with creativity, innovation and an eye for detail.
- An applicant with a sound mathematical ability and strong analytical skills.
- Academic requirements are minimum 2:1 degree in a Mechanical, Aeronautical or Automotive Engineering discipline or similar.
What does Stress Engineering offer to graduates?
- The opportunity to take on an intellectually challenging role full of variety, problem solving and professional development.
- The chance to learn a broad range of demanding skills via self-learning, on-the-job mentorship and external training.
- An exciting role seeing your structures put to test.
- As a career, stress engineers are highly regarded, sought after and are rewarded as a result.
What are the objectives of the Stress Engineering placement?
- Determine load paths and free body diagrams of a component
- Understand basic aerospace regulatory requirements
- Perform basic component stress analysis using modern FE and traditional hand calculations
- Plan and organise a stress analysis task
- Write a detailed technical report
- Understand material selection
- Witness static, cyclic and dynamic ‘crash’ tests