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Research Positions

There are currently no available positions..however, stay tuned!

Bachelor and Master Science Theses

A comprehensive list of available theses for the UC3M stuidents is available in the intra-web SIGM@ application at Just look for theses offered by ASD Lab (select these supervised by Rauno Cavallaro and/or Andrea Cini)

Internships and Theses for Visiting Students

  • We are generally very keen to accept incoming visiting students that seek to perform their interniships and/or theses in our institution. Just contact us.
  • Two paid internship positions are available within Aernnova structural integrity substantiation team for MSc thesis development in ASD Lab:
      • Internship I: Design concept development and structural justification process of the different CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic) and metallic elements that make up the structure of the Horizontal Stabilizer of a modern commercial jetliner
      • Internship II: Design concept development and structural justification process of the different elements that make up the structure of a Cargo Door for a passenger to cargo aircraft conversion

    • During the process, the student will become familiar with:

    • – Design principles of metallic structures and different joint methods (bolted, etc.)

    • – Sources of load acting on the different components of a Cargo Door (aerodynamic, pressurization, ground gusts, etc.)

    • – Strength allowables and failure modes for the different types of materials

    • – Stress methods and tools for the substantiation of aeronautic structures:

    •                  – Static Analysis

    •                  – Fatigue and Damage Tolerance

    •                  – Vibration and Dynamic Response

    • FEM modelling from design detail level up to sub-component level using the latest state of the art tools (Hyperworks suite, ABAQUS, etc.)

    • Manufacturing and assembly processes

    • Functional principles of door latching and locking mechanisms

    • Certification requirements on aerospace structures (SC25/FAR 25)

    • Internship starting date: January 2022
    • Duration: 6 moths
    • Application: Interested students are required to email Andrea Cini. Candidate should submit university mark record and a cover letter by email