University of Bristol, Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science Doctoral Training Centre (ACCIS DTC) Four-Year PhD Advanced Composites Programme University of Bristol Advanced Composites PhD Research.
We offer a 4-year PhD position in non-destructive testing (NDT) of composites using the Ultrasonic Polar Scan (UPS) method. The Ultrasonic Polar Scan has been developed in our research group, and is a sophisticated inspection method which provides a unique fingerprint of stiffness and/or damage parameters.
(a) Scientific Excellence. Structural ceramics and their composites play an essential role in engineering. There is a need to find sustainable manufacturing processes to avoid climate change and at the same time ensure the performance and longevity of materials.
Nuclear grade graphite has been one of the key life limiting factors for current UK Advanced Gas Cooled Reactors (AGRs) and is being projected for use in many Gen-IV reactor designs, such as pebble bed and prismatic high temperature reactors (HTRs) internationally.