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  An investigation into transonic flows over high pressure gas turbine blade tip
  Dr Z Saleh, Prof J Wang
Applications accepted all year round

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Propulsion, in particular the gas turbine engines are a significantly important theme in the aerospace industry, any enhancement in the performance of these engines will have a great impact on the economics of the aviation sector [Stephens et al, 2007].
  Ice accretion on wind turbine blades
  Dr Y Lin, Prof J Wang
Applications accepted all year round

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The abundant wind resource in cold and high altitude regions in the world is attractive for the increasing demand for renewable wind power production.
  Integrating with Renewable Energy Sources: Low Pressure Steam Turbine Last Stage Blade Durability
  Research Group: Engineering Materials
  Prof P.A. Reed
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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PhD Type

The increased deployment of renewable energy sources requires integration with conventional power plant to back-fill the inevitable dips in supply.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in The effect of non-neutral winds on wind power aerodynamics
  Dr M Placidi, Dr P Hancock
Applications accepted all year round

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Renewable sources provided 29.3% of the electricity generated in the UK in 2017, with offshore wind turbines producing some 21% of that, and registering an increased capacity of 27% during the same year [1]; these trends are predicted to grow in line with 2030 and 2050 targets [2].
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Advanced computer modelling of turbine stator well flow and heat transfer
  Research Group: Aerodynamics and Environmental Flow
  Prof J Chew
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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PhD Type

This research will investigate the complex flow and heat transfer occurring in gas turbines using advanced computational fluid dynamics, and aiming to improve current design methods and understanding in industry.
  Thermal effects and anti-icing efficiency of an icing protection system for large wind turbines
  Prof J Wang, Dr D Venetsanos, Dr Y Lin
Applications accepted all year round

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The abundant wind resource in cold and high altitude regions in the world is attractive to wind energy technologies.
  EngD in Multi-layer Thermal Barrier Coating Systems Optimised for Manufacturability and Performance in Demanding Gas Turbine Environments
  Dr C Chalk, Prof J Nicholls
Applications accepted all year round

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As a research engineer on our International Doctorate programme, you will have unrivalled access to some of the best teaching and industrial expertise in the world, across three universities.
  Aeroelastic Design and Optimisation of Wind Turbine Blades - MScR in Global Environmental Challenges
  Dr T Macquart
Application Deadline: 1 August 2019

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About the Project. Wind energy’s success is undeniably linked to the economic viability of individual wind turbines and to their capabilities in producing cheap energy.
  Computational design and development of rotating heat pipes for gas turbine cooling
  Dr C Abeykoon, Prof A Turan
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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Gas turbines are critical elements for power generation and transportation systems. They transform the chemical energy contained in the fuel by combustion, into mechanical energy.
  Modelling and Simulation of Closed Cycle Gas Turbine for Power Generation using Solar and/or Nuclear Heat Sources
  Prof M Wang
Applications accepted all year round

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To meet the ever increasing energy demand worldwide, closed cycle gas turbine power plants have the potential to complement the conventional coal-fired power plants and the open cycle gas turbine power plants.
  Economic and environmental impact analysis of wind turbine based on alternative materials (Advert Reference: SF18/MCE/CHEUNG)
  Dr W Cheung
Applications accepted all year round

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Cleaner environmental technologies offer various benefits such as reduced emissions, less waste and cost savings from minimum energy and resource requirements during production and operation.
  Development of a gas turbine engine as a range extender
  Prof K Jiang
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Birmingham has a worldwide reputation in developing microengines. We are currently looking for a student to a radical microturbine engine as a range extender for electric cars.
  Wind Turbine Operation and Maintenance in Extreme Conditions – How will Springing and Ringing Loads Have an Influence on O&M?
  Dr X Liu
Applications accepted all year round

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Overview. The mix of energy supply worldwide has changed dramatically in the last few decades. In the UK, in order to tackle climate change and increasing energy consumption, there has been a clear movement from fossil towards renewable and sustainable energy sources.
  Modelling reactions between Ti-alloys and ceramic shells in turbine component castings
  Dr N Warnken, Prof S Blackburn, Prof N Green
Applications accepted all year round

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Future jet engines will have to be lighter and more fuel efficient. A major contribution to this will come from creating lighter rotating parts, which are still being able to endure extremely high temperatures.
  Grid Integration of Doubly-Fed Wind Turbine Generators (Advert Reference: SF18/MPEE/JOVANOVIC)
  Dr M Jovanovic
Applications accepted all year round

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The Doubly-Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) is one of the most popular and widely used technologies for wind power applications with limited variable speed ranges (e.g.
  Data-driven and physics-informed wind prediction and turbine control in offshore wind farms
  Dr X Mao
Applications accepted all year round

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We are seeking applications from highly motivated, enthusiastic candidates for a PhD position to start as early as possible. This 3-year PhD studentship will cover Home/EU tuition fees and an EPSRC standard tax-free stipend.
  Using Artificial Intelligence to Study Variations in Gas Turbine Performance
  Research Group: Computational Engineering and Design
  Dr D Toal, Prof A Keane
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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PhD Type

Artificial Intelligence (AI) allows the rapid processing of images. In the context of gas turbines this means that scans and video imaging of engine parts could be automatically assessed for variations in shape that can have significant impact of fuel consumption and engine life.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Propulsion and Power (MRes & PhD)

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The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Propulsion and Power is currently recruiting up to 18 postgraduate students to start in October 2019.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Propulsion and Power (MRes & PhD)

Funding Type

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The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Propulsion and Power is currently recruiting up to 18 postgraduate students to start in October 2019.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Propulsion and Power (MRes & PhD)

Funding Type

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The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Propulsion and Power is currently recruiting up to 18 postgraduate students to start in October 2019.
  PhD in optimisation methods for jet engine fleet management
  Dr T Nikolaidis, Dr T Kipouros
Application Deadline: 16 July 2019

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PhD Type

In a marketplace that increasingly demands providers of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services to facilitate aircraft engine fleet coverage on a flat-rate basis, the ability for robust decision-making and flexible contract agreements is becoming very crucial.
  Modelling of Dislocation-Microstructure Interaction at a Short Crack Tip - Ref: LG1UF2018
  Dr L Zhao
Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

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PhD Type

Nickel-based superalloys are particularly used in applications involving high temperatures and stresses, such as the critical gas-turbine blades and discs in aerospace and power-generation industries.
  Wave-current interaction modelling for marine and coastal engineering
  Dr A Angeloudis, Dr V Venugopal
Application Deadline: 30 August 2019

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PhD Type

Coastal areas are heavily populated in countries around the world and are a source of recreational and industrial economic activities.
  Development of Micro/Nanofabricated Anti-icing Surfaces
  Dr S Lowrey
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

A PhD position is available in the experimental development of anti-icing surfaces. This position will be hosted by The University of Otago's Department of Physics and will be carried out in Prof.
  Ørsted Research Studentship in Geotechnical Design for Offshore Wind Turbines
  Prof B Byrne
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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PhD Type

The successful applicant will work on a major research project led by Oxford University funded by Ørsted, and will join the new EPSRC-funded Wind and Marine Energy Systems and Structures CDT program.
  Aircraft Engine Noise: Prediction and Measurement of Acoustic Scattering
  Research Group: Acoustics
  Dr A. McAlpine
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD studentship working on the prediction of aircraft engine noise.
  Controlling noise from gas turbines
  Assoc Prof R Kirby
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Controlling noise from gas turbines. Duration. 3 yrs. Enquiries. Ray Kirby (Director of UTS Tech Lab) - please contact before applying.
  Lowering noise radiation from gas turbines exhaust systems
  Assoc Prof R Kirby
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Lowering noise radiation from gas turbines exhaust systems. Duration. 3 yrs. Enquiries. Ray Kirby (Director of UTS Tech Lab) - please contact before applying.
  Enhanced structural design for floating offshore wind turbines
  Dr A Bagheri Sabbagh, Dr A Maheri
Applications accepted all year round

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Wind turbines are one of the renewable sources of energy which is becoming a sustainable alternative way to produce energy, and which is growing fast all around the world.
  Enhancing the performance, condition, safety and reliability of offshore wind energy infrastructure systems using optimal design, inspections, structural health monitoring and structural control
  Dr P Omenzetter, Dr P Dunning, Dr S S Aphale
Applications accepted all year round

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Wind turbines are exposed to frequent structural damage increasing the cost of wind energy generation. To drive these costs down, this project will develop new automated methods for detection of structural damage to wind turbines by examining vibration responses measured by sensors attached to the structure.
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