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Aeronautical, Maritime and Transport Engineering (3d) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

We have 26 Aeronautical, Maritime and Transport Engineering (3d) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  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.
  3D Print and Additive Manufacturing of Wax and Plastic Injection Moulds.
  Dr E Sabet
Applications accepted all year round

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This project offers a chance to work on a truly disruptive and innovative research project in the high-tech and high-value manufacturing, with very high potential impact in aerospace and energy sectors.
  Advanced Optical Fibre Fabrication and Applications
  Prof J Canning
Applications accepted all year round

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Advanced Optical Fibre Fabrication. Areas can include new Bi fibres (led by Prof. Peng at UNSW; Prof Canning is a Conjoint Professor) for amplifiers, lasers and sensors and novel structured fibres including photonic crystal fibres, Fresnel fibres, spun structured optical fibres and so on.
  Simulation Modelling of Distortion and Shrinkage in Stereolithography 3D Printing.
  Dr E Sabet
Applications accepted all year round

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This project offers a chance to work on a truly disruptive and innovative research project in the high-tech and high-value manufacturing, with very high potential impact in aerospace and energy sectors.
  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.
  Development of finite element-based computational framework for assessing the structural performance of advanced composite structures
  Dr Z Ullah, Dr Z Kazanci
Applications accepted all year round

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Fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites consisting of two-dimensional reinforcement are used in a variety of industrial applications such as aerospace, automotive, marine, rail, energy, civil structures, biomedical, and oil and gas.
  Mechanical Properties of Interfaces in 3D Printed Single- and Multi-Material Parts
  Dr M Grasso, Dr H Hadavinia
Applications accepted all year round

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Additive Manufacturing techniques can be seen as an important change in the manufacturing methodology as the final form is achieved through a bottom-up approach, via the addition of material in a layer-by-layer fashion.
  3D printed polymer nanocomposites
  Dr O Istrate, Prof B Chen
Application Deadline: 12 March 2020

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Additive manufacturing (3D printing) is one of several new technological breakthroughs that are expected to lead the factories of the future, where conventional equipment will be replaced by smart, flexible and customized systems.
  Bioresorbable scaffolds for the repair and regeneration of natural bone
  Dr K Manda, Dr F Buchanan, Dr A Lennon
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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QUB – Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering PhD project 2019-2020.
  Integrated geoscience approach to cost-effective seabed characterisation as an enabler for offshore renewables
  Research Group: Infrastructure Division
  Prof S Gourvenec
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Susan Gourvenec. Co-supervisor Justin Dix, and Tim Henstock. Project description.
  Design and productionisation of aerodynamic bearings using foil and hybrid air bearing technology for high speed turbo-machinery applications
  Prof S Spence
Application Deadline: 27 March 2020

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The project is funded by EPSRC and Westwind Ltd, which is the world’s leading specialist air bearing designer and manufacturer.
  PhD vacancy (4 years) on nondestructive testing (NDT) of composites using Guided Waves
  Prof W VAN PAEPEGEM
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of this project is to develop robust guided waves NDT methods that can detect defects in Fiber reinforced plastic parts (focus on aerospace and automotive industry).
  PhD Studentship in Mechanical Engineering - Novel Subsurface Inspection Radar to Inspect Tunnels and Tunnels Linings for improved maintenance
  Prof M Robinson
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. April 2020 for 3 years. Overview. The PhD study is to prepare for commercialisation and demonstration of a novel, portable radar system that provides a simple non-invasive mechanism for inspecting tunnel infrastructure.
  Integrated Computational-Experimental Study of Microstructurally Short Crack Propagation in AA7xxx alloys
  Research Group: Metallurgy and Corrosion
  Dr P Shanthraj, Dr T Burnett, Prof P Prangnell
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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New generation 7xxx series (Zn-Mg-Cu) Al alloys are commonly used materials in aircraft structural applications due to their high specific strength and low production costs.
  The Influence of Combined Oxidation and Fatigue on the Endurance of Titanium Alloys.
  Research Group: Metallurgy and Corrosion
  Prof P Prangnell, Dr J Fonseca
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Project description High performance titanium alloys are being increasingly used in advanced airframes where elevated temperatures are experienced (e.g.
  Additively manufactured morphing components for aeroelastic applications
  Dr E Loukaides
Application Deadline: 25 February 2020

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Informal queries should be directed to Dr Evripides Loukaides ([email protected]). Fuel consumption and structural performance of aeroplanes strongly depends on the geometry and behaviour of the wings.
  Automated sentencing for complex shaped CFRP components
  Prof R A Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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The Ultrasonics and Non-Destructive Group at the University of Bristol and Rolls Royce Aero-engines are seeking a top class candidate to undertake research leading to the award of an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) awarded by the University of Bristol.
  PhD in Engineering: Disruptive Space Manufacturing of Novel Multi-Functional Technologies for CubeSat Platforms (Fully Funded)
  Prof C McInnes
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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The James Watt School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow is seeking a highly motivated graduate to undertake a 3.5-year PhD project entitled.
  Microstructural and surface integrity in machining of specialist composite materials for next generation aero-engine applications
  Prof D Axinte
Applications accepted all year round

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Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) in manufacturing and On-Wing Technology, The University of Nottingham. Applicants are invited to undertake a 3-year PhD programme in partnership with industry to address key challenges in manufacturing engineering.
  Modelling Creep-Fatigue Damage and Life Prediction for Gas Turbine Rotors
  Prof W Sun
Applications accepted all year round

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The current market conditions are such that combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plants are now considering double two-shift operation, so potentially accruing upwards of 600 starts per year.
  Finite element model validation from Stereo Digital Image Correlation measurements
  Prof F Pierron
Applications accepted all year round

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Supervisor. Prof. Fabrice Pierron. Co-supervisor Dr Lloyd Fletcher, Dr Pascal Lava. Project description. Digital cameras are now an integral part of our everyday lives (smartphones, CCTVs), costs are going down and performance is shooting up.
  GFRPs in Concrete: Innovations Beyond FRP Bar Reinforcement
  Research Group: Infrastructure Division
  Dr M Achintha
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Mithila Achintha Paththini Marakkala (Infrastructure). Project description. Owing to the high strength properties and the excellent in-service and physical characteristics of Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) materials have potential application as reinforcement in concrete structures.
  Using Artificial Intelligence to study variations in gas turbine performance
  Research Group: Computational Engineering and Design
  Dr D Toal
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr. D.J.J. Toal. Co-supervisor Prof. A.J. Keane. Project description. Artificial Intelligence (AI) allows the rapid processing of images.
  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.
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