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  Sparsification of reduced order models for fluid and fluid-structure problems
  Research Group: Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics
  Dr A Da Ronch
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Andrea Da Ronch. Project description. This is a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-driven student to join a vibrant team with a well-proved expertise in multi-disciplinary computational aero-sciences driven by the technologies needed for next-generation aerospace systems.
  Heterogeneous materials in extreme environments: multiscale models of chemo-mechanical processes
  Dr L Figiel
Applications accepted all year round

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Extreme volumetric expansion, high temperature gradients, and/or high-frequency vibrations can compromise structural integrity and safety of modern electronic systems (e.g.
  Simulation of large-amplitude gust interaction with rigid wings
  Research Group: Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics
  Dr A Da Ronch
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Andrea Da Ronch. Project description. This is a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-driven student to join a vibrant team with a well-proved expertise in nonlinear computational aeroelasticity and aerodynamics.
  Transport and fate of microplastics from rivers to the ocean
  Research Group: Water and Environmental Engineering
  Dr G A M de Almeida
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Gustavo de Almeida & Sergio Maldonado (WEEG). Project description. Since the 1950’s the world has witnessed the dramatic increase in production and widespread consumption of plastics.
  Developing high-fidelity digital twins to advance the design of next generation floating offshore wind turbines
  Dr S Campobasso, Dr A Nixon
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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This cross-disciplinary project aims to substantially reduce Floating Offshore Wind Turbine (FOWT) development uncertainty, which limits the full exploitation of global wind energy resources.
  Fluid Mechanics of a bio-inspired autonomous vessel
  Dr IM Viola, Dr F Giorgio-Serchi
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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There is a growing need for unmanned vehicles that can operate at sea for long periods of time to monitor the environment, the well-being of biological systems such as corals and fish, and also of offshore installations such as wind farms.
  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.
  Cellular Automaton to Model Rapid Crystal Growth and Recrystallisation
  Dr A Roy, Dr K Baxevanakis
Applications accepted all year round

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Texture in materials plays a crucial role in metallic products. A thorough study of the underlying morphology and its evolution is relevant for producing cast parts of innovative technological products.
  CFD of Flow and Temperature Control Using Porous Materials
  Dr Y Mahmoudi Larimi
Applications accepted all year round

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The use of porous materials (i.e. solid medium permeated by a network of pores), in particular, for passive control of flow and thermal purposes has received considerable academic and industrial attention over the past five decades.
  USW DTA Energy Studentship: Optimised drive topologies for energy efficient electric aircraft platform
  Dr R Navaratne
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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USW is part of the Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) in Energy, a University Alliance initiative which aims to deliver a new approach to postgraduate research opportunities.
  Multi-fidelity Modelling of Electronics Cooling
  Dr J Tyacke
Applications accepted all year round

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Electronics cooling is critical to the reliable performance of a vast array of todays technologies including datacentres, electric vehicles, avionics, telecommunications to name only a few.
  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.
  Spray and Combustion Diagnostics
  Dr L Ganippa, Prof T Megaritis
Applications accepted all year round

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The main focus of this PhD will be on the understanding of the use of advanced renewable fuels to study details about fuel composition and its structure on spray characteristics, ignition and combustion under varying ambient conditions relevant to diesel and gas turbine engines.
  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.
  Developing the Dielectric Barrier Discharge Surface Plasma Actuators to Improve the Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics Performances of Aerofoil
  Dr TP Chong
Applications accepted all year round

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In the aerospace industry, great emphasis is always placed on the lifting components to achieve high-lift, low-drag and low-noise performances.
  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.
  Novel friction pairs for environmentally-friendly automotive brakes
  Dr S Kosarieh, Dr A Hassanpour, Prof A Neville, Prof D C Barton
Application Deadline: 27 March 2020

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Compared to the massive effort aimed at reducing diesel particulate emissions, wear emissions from friction brakes have received far less attention.
  The Effectiveness of Esters in Cooling and Lubricating Transmission Systems in Electric Vehicles-Dielectric Fluids
  Dr S Kosarieh, Prof A Neville
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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Energy conservation and emissions reduction have become increasingly significant for automobiles due to high energy demand, fuel economy and environmental concerns.
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