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  Advanced design of fibre reinforced composites - using multiscale reliability analysis and optimisation
  Dr P Dunning, Dr S Sriramula
Applications accepted all year round

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This project aims to advance the design of components made from fibre reinforced composite materials, by combining techniques in multiscale analysis, structural reliability and design optimisation.
  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.
  Integrated Aero/Hydro/Structural Analysis and Multi-objective Optimisation of Floating Wind Turbines
  Dr A Maheri, Dr S Sriramula
Applications accepted all year round

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Floating wind energy is potentially a highly scalable future energy source. Almost 80% of the Europe wind resources are in waters with +60 m depth, where floating offshore wind turbines are deemed to be the natural solutions.
  Marine risers: experimental damage detection, monitoring and numerical modelling using digital twins
  Dr P Omenzetter, Dr D Van der A, Prof E Pavlovskaia
Applications accepted all year round

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Marine risers are critical components of any offshore oil and gas production operations linking subsea field developments with production and drilling equipment atop fixed or floating facilities.
  Modelling of joining technologies for novel metal matrix composites for offshore applications
  Prof I Guz, Prof M Kashtalyan
Applications accepted all year round

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Metal matrix composites (MMCs) present remarkable properties by combining the properties of the metal matrix and of ceramic reinforcement.
  Multi-objective Optimisation of Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems
  Dr A Maheri, Dr S Sriramula
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In planning and sizing of hybrid energy systems the conflicting objectives cost and performance are to be optimised simultaneously via a multi-objective optimisation process [1-2].
  Nonlinear topology optimisation of stiffened shell structures
  Dr P Dunning, Dr A Maheri
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of this project is to develop topology optimisation methods for the design of stiffened shell structures, considering nonlinear affects.
  Optimising Mechanical Performance of Additively Manufactured (3D Printed) Titanium Alloys
  Dr M Kartal, Dr Amir Siddiq
Applications accepted all year round

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Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is a common term used to describe the technology in which three-dimensional (3D) objects are fabricated by successive layers of material.
  Predicting mechanical properties of nanocomposites with brush-like reinforcement
  Prof I Guz, Prof M Kashtalyan
Applications accepted all year round

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The project will focus on creating the multi-scale three-dimensional models for accurate analytical prediction of the effect of reinforcement with bristled nanowires on the overall performance of the composite material, leading to the optimal usage of very expensive nanomaterials.
  Reliability of pipelines under spatially varying corrosion defects
  Dr S Sriramula, Dr H Tan
Applications accepted all year round

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The integrity of pipelines is greatly affected by the initiation and progression of corrosion defects. It has been widely recognised that random variations in these characteristics can be rationally quantified with probabilistic approaches.
  Stochastic response characterisation and reliability driven optimisation of floating wind turbines
  Dr S Sriramula, Dr A Maheri
Applications accepted all year round

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As the wind turbine installations move to deep-water environments, there is an increasing focus on the design considerations for floating wind turbines (FWTs).
  Advanced Study in Machine Learning and Automatic Control. Methods and Application to Immunotherapy.
  Prof M Peet
Application Deadline: 1 September 2020

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A fully funded PhD position is available in the Cybernetic Systems and Controls Lab (CSCL) in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Arizona State University.
  A study of large amplitude vibration in HAWT blades
  Dr A Soleiman-Fallah
Applications accepted all year round

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Non-prismatic composite beams of standard airfoil cross sections are used in Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine blades to produce green energy.
  Ballistic impact response of multi-layered shields
  Dr A Soleiman-Fallah, Dr B Wang
Applications accepted all year round

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In an optimal design, more often than not, an initial configuration of a structure must be modified several times to provide the optimal arrangement.
  Dynamic response of impact-loaded crushable auxetic metamaterials
  Dr A Soleiman-Fallah, Dr B Wang
Applications accepted all year round

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Auxetic metamaterials possess an artificially designed microstructure allowing them to offer some unique features not readily observed in natural materials.
  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.
  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.
  Multiscale Simulation of Fluid Dynamics
  Dr E Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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A project at the interface between Physics and Engineering, molecular simulation has the potential to provide new insights into the field of fluids dynamics, a vital and very active research area essential to Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.
  Automotive crowdsourcing
  Prof J Giacomin
Applications accepted all year round

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Problem Statement. Among innovation experts crowdsourcing is considered to be a highly cost effective manner for businesses to connect with their customers, identify new design concepts and outsource work.
  Naturalness of autonomous vehicles
  Prof J Giacomin
Applications accepted all year round

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Problem Statement. Naturalness and simplicity are well known prerequisites of success in product, system and service design. Autonomous vehicles have, however, few precedents in human history and are thus generally unfamiliar to people.
  Trust In Autonomous Vehicles
  Prof J Giacomin
Applications accepted all year round

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Problem Statement. Several recent research studies have suggested that “lack of trust” is one of the major factors which is slowing the commercial introduction of autonomous vehicles.
  Control of IC Engine Emissions with Addition of Hydrogen
  Prof T Megaritis, Dr L Ganippa
Applications accepted all year round

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Utilisation of hydrogen gas mixtures as means of controlling engine exhaust emissions through combustion improvements or aftertreatment systems enhanced performance.
  In-Situ Charging of Flying Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV's) Base Stations
  Dr J Hassan, Dr A Bokani
Applications accepted all year round

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Recent developments in robotics, miniaturisation, sensors and communications technology have revolutionised Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, also known as drones).
  Three Dimensional Long Train System Dynamics
  Dr Q Wu, Prof C Cole, Prof M Spiryagin
Applications accepted all year round

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This project proposes to use vehicle system dynamics modelling, longitudinal train dynamics modelling and parallel computing to further develop and leverage the applications of three dimensional long train system dynamics simulations.
  Requirements analysis for safe and secure platooning protocols
  Dr J Bryans
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship, in the areas of Requirements analysis for safe and secure platooning protocols.
  3D imaging for healthcare, robotics and smart devices
  Dr T Kissinger, Prof R P Tatam, Prof S W James
Application Deadline: 28 August 2020

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A fully funded PhD studentship is available in the Centre for Engineering Photonics in the area of 3D imaging.
  Fibre Optic Shape Sensing for Robotics
  Dr Tom Charrett
Application Deadline: 28 August 2020

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A fully funded PhD studentship (up to £17k pa tax-free bursary and fees paid) is available to develop novel optical instrumentation for robotics and automation.
  Rail Innovators PhD Scholarship
  Prof D Creighton, Prof CP Lim
Applications accepted all year round

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The Institute of Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI) currently offers an industry-funded PhD scholarship to a student who is ready to enrol on a full-time basis for conducting cutting-edge research in the transport/rail sector at Deakin University, together with our industry partner, Downer EDI Rail.
  Dynamics and Control of Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicles Inspired by Monarch Butterflies
  Prof T Lee
Applications accepted all year round

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The Flight Dynamics and Control Laboratory (http://fdcl.seas.gwu.edu) at The George Washington University, Washington DC, USA is looking for a doctoral candidate in robotics and control.
  Urban Situational-Awareness for Autonomous Vehicles
  Prof T Lee
Applications accepted all year round

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The Flight Dynamics and Control Laboratory (http://fdcl.seas.gwu.edu) at The George Washington University, Washington DC, USA is looking for a doctoral candidate in robotics and control.
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