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  Induced fracture and fluid flow in tight oil reservoirs: viscosity and temperature effects
  Dr P Benson, Dr G Swift, Dr G Tozzi
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a self-funded, 3 year full time PhD, to commence in October 2019 or February 2020. The PhD will be based in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and will be supervised by Dr.
  Invent a novel AI-based method for osteoporotic fracture risk assessment by Localized Bone Mineral Density and Radiomics Biomarker analysis, and further improve the accuracy and sensitivity of the system.
  Prof W Lu
Applications accepted all year round

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The number of osteoporotic fracture cases is ever increasing, and it ranks among the top-five conditions causing disability and prolonged hospital stay.
  Environmental fracture mechanics testing of dissimilar metal welds - NSIRC242 PhD Studentship
  Ms H Stedman
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Dissimilar metal welds (DMWs) are used across the energy sector from traditional fossil fuel industries, through to renewables, the emerging hydrogen economy, nuclear fission and even nuclear fusion.
  Reducing risk of hip fracture in women using data linkage.
  Prof J E Cade
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Dietary risk factors for hip fracture using the UK Women’s Cohort Study (UKWCS) is the project focus. The UKWCS has followed ~35,000 women for >20 years and is one of the largest and longest follow up studies of women with detailed dietary information.
  Predicting fracture risk in metastatic bone disease: A combined finite element modelling and machine learning approach
  Prof P Pankaj
Application Deadline: 18 December 2020

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The femur (or thighbone) is a common site for the growth of tumours due to different types of cancers that originate elsewhere but spread to the bone.
  Hydrogen Transport and Trapping Mechanisms Controlling Embrittlement of Nickel Alloys in Low Carbon Energy Systems
  Research Group: Metallurgy and Corrosion
  Dr B Connolly
Applications accepted all year round

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Many current and next generation energy systems are reliant on the production, transportation, storage and use of gaseous hydrogen, often at high pressure.
  Apply biomechanical finite-element analysis and computer simulation techniques into the diagnostic software for further improving the validity of the system.
  Prof W Lu
Applications accepted all year round

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The number of osteoporotic fracture cases is ever increasing, and it ranks among the top-five conditions causing disability and prolonged hospital stay.
  Computational biomechanics to track bone vascular health and fracture risk.
  Dr C Clarkin, Dr P Schneider
Application Deadline: 26 June 2020

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Bone adapts to mechanical loads by changing its overall geometry, microstructure and tissue properties such as degree of mineralisation.
  Characterisation of the fracture resistance of polymers used in fibre-reinforced composites and its rate dependence
  Dr G Alfano, Dr G Fern
Application Deadline: 26 June 2020

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Brunel University London (BUL) is recruiting to EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) PhD studentships effective 1 October 2020.
  Understanding fluid flow in fracture networks within the upper crust, experimental investigation, numerical modelling and environmental influence
  Dr C McDermott, Dr A Fraser Harris, Dr A Bond
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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As we transition to a low carbon economy, alternative energy technologies need to be developed that either deliver alternative energy sources or facilitate other low carbon technologies.
  Experimental and numerical characterisation and modelling of viscoelastic/viscoplastic crack growth in adhesive joints
  Dr G Alfano
Applications accepted all year round

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Adhesive bonding is a widely used technique in the aerospace and automotive industry, whose advantages with respect to more conventional connections of structural components include the great reduction of stress concentration and weight.
  Bone-metal (brittle-elastic) bond durability and fatigue derived from coupled Acoustic Emission and X-ray Computed Tomography
  Dr P Benson, Dr G Tozzi, Prof G Blunn
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a self-funded, 3 year full time PhD, to commence in October 2019 or February 2020. The PhD will be based in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and will be supervised by Dr.
  Micromechanistic analysis of failure processes in carbon fibre composites
  Research Group: Engineering Materials
  Prof I. Sinclair
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisory team. Ian Sinclair, Mark Spearing, Mark Mavrogordato. Project description.
  Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) from depleted Sandstone and Carbonate/chalk reservoirs
  Dr P Jadhawar, Dr H Hamidi
Applications accepted all year round

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Nearly one third of the oil is left behind in the reservoir after the primary and secondary recovery methods of oil recovery.
  Micromechanics of high-rate loaded composite media
  Dr A Soleiman-Fallah
Applications accepted all year round

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In a composite ply the nature of wave propagation is closely associated with the alignment of fibres (for the unidirectional case) and warp and weft arrangements (for the woven case) among other parameters, e.g.
  Composite components with bio-inspired micro-structures: Exploiting improved damage tolerance
  Prof S Pinho
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a Ph.D. studentship in the Department of Aeronautics. The successful candidate will have the opportunity of working with a dedicated team involving various academics within a larger project with Rolls-Royce.
  Effect of Induced Plasticity on the Very High Cycle Fatigue of aluminium alloy under biaxial stress field
  Dr M Grasso, Dr H Hadavinia
Applications accepted all year round

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One of the most important task in the design process is the assessment of cyclic loading since half of the mechanical failures are due to fatigue.
  An integrated approach for damage identification in composite materials (KB2UF2019)
  Dr K Baxevanakis, Prof V Silberschmidt
Application Deadline: 30 November 2020

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Non-destructive inspection based on acoustics is today one the primary methods for the identification of damage precursors in components and structures.
  Mapping the radiation tolerance and local mechanics of nuclear Reactor Pressure Vessel steels
  Research Group: Metallurgy and Corrosion
  Dr E Jimenez-Melero, Prof G Burke
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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The aim of the project is to evaluate the impact of the local microstructure on the radiation damage and mechanical performance of neutron-irradiated Reactor Pressure Vessels (RPV) steels at relevant reactor conditions and in the bulk microstructure, with sufficient spatial resolution and chemical sensitivity to identify local changes in chemistry, phases, microstructure and plasticity/hardening.
  Bio-inspired and biomimetic ceramic composites for medical applications
  Prof B Su
Applications accepted all year round

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Natural structural materials such as seashell nacre, human teeth and bones exhibit remarkable mechanical properties i.e. with combined high strength and toughness.
  Hydraulically fractured reservoirs and optimising EOR processes
  Dr A Sharifi, Dr R Rafati, Dr M Manzari
Applications accepted all year round

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Hydraulic fracturing is a method of producing hydrocarbons from shale reservoirs. Understanding the geomechanics of the reservoir is a key factor to predicting the fracture propagation and fluid flow in this type of rocks.
  Investigation of enhanced oil recovery processes in complex fractured reservoirs
  Dr A Sharifi, Dr R Rafati
Applications accepted all year round

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Oil recovery from fractured reservoirs is a complex process due to the presence of high-permeability fracture networks. Many processes that have been used successfully in sandstone reservoirs may not be economically feasible in fractured reservoirs.
  What is the role of opioids in postoperative pain? Epidemiological and clinical perspectives
  Prof P Forget, Prof G Macfarlane
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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The question seems trivial but remains largely unresolved. The present project aims to address the question using different approaches.
  Surface integrity of additively manufactured components after laser shock peening
  Prof M Fitzpatrick, Dr N Maharjan
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Coventry University and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research in Singapore (A*STAR) are inviting applications from suitably qualified UK/EU graduates for three fully-funded PhD studentships for the project ‘Surface integrity of additively manufactured components after laser shock peening’.
  The material and mechanical response of metals to multiple shock loading impacts
  Dr J D Painter, Dr G Appleby-Thomas
Application Deadline: 6 July 2020

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Research into the behaviour of materials in extreme dynamic environments, such as an explosive blast, is of continuing interest and importance.
  Graphene/Nanoparticles Reinforced Multi-scale Carbon/Glass Composites for Advanced Aerospace and Automobile Engineering PhD
  Dr S.S Rahatekar
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Background. We are pleased to announce PhD studentship project in ’Graphene/Nanoparticles Reinforced Multi-scale Carbon/Glass Composites for Advanced Aerospace and Automobile Engineering’.
  PhD in Predictive Modelling of Small Crack Formation in Superalloys
  Dr G Castelluccio
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Background. This PhD position, supported by Rolls-Royce and EPSRC, will innovate the prognosis of fatigue crack nucleation of single crystals under corrosive environments using multiscale constitutive models.
  2020/21 PhD programs at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

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 . Applications are now being accepted for the 2020/21 PhD Programs at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, one of the highest rated graduate schools in Europe according to the most recent U-Multirank survey.
  The Role of the Media in Influencing Perceptions ofOsteoporosis and its Treatment
  Dr Z Paskins
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Osteoporosis; media. The media is a key social influence on understanding of health and illness. In the context of osteoporosis, a condition of fragile bones, the media have been blamed for the global decline in uptake of osteoporosis treatment; however, little is known about how osteoporosis is described in the media.
  CNT/cement nanocomposite materials for structural applications for buildings
  Prof M Limbachiya, Dr H Hadavinia
Applications accepted all year round

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Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with remarkable mechanical and electrical properties have been used for enhancement of mechanical properties of polymer matrix materials but its capability for enhancement of cement based materials has not been widely explored yet.
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