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Mechanical Engineering PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in Manchester

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  Solute transport and precipitation in porous media
  Dr N Shokri
Applications accepted all year round

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In this project, we will combine modelling and experimental approaches to extend our understanding of the processes controlling solute transport and precipitation in drying porous media.
  Foam Flow in Porous Media: From Fundamentals to Applications
  Dr N Shokri
Applications accepted all year round

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During oil production from underground oil reservoirs, only a fraction of oil tends to be extracted during the primary recovery phase, prior to the oil reservoir becoming too depleted to push additional oil out naturally.
  Porous Media for a Green World
  Dr N Shokri
Applications accepted all year round

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Sustainable use of soil and water resources is crucial to preserve healthy terrestrial ecosystems and maintaining food security.
  Development of efficient Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) for contained flows in motorsport applications
  Prof B Rogers, Prof P K Stansby, Dr S Lind
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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The design and performance of motorsport vehicles relies on key components including the gear box and fuel tank.
  Making the link between weld process and long term in-service performance: multi-scale modelling and characterisation for low alloy steel welds in advanced nuclear reactors
  Prof M C Smith, Dr J Francis
Applications accepted all year round

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High-value, low-volume, safety-critical metallic components in nuclear plants almost invariably contain welds. Welding is an aggressive process that causes microstructural changes in the weld and adjacent heat affected zone, develops residual stresses and structural distortion, and changes the material properties.
  Systems modelling for concentrated crystallizing systems
  Dr T Vetter
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a fully funded 3.5 year PhD studentship to be conducted in the School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science in the University of Manchester.
  Modelling extreme wave-current conditions and their interaction with offshore renewable energy systems
  Dr S Draycott, Prof B Rogers, Prof P K Stansby
Application Deadline: 15 July 2019

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Summary. Extreme wave conditions determine survivability of offshore renewable energy platforms. The effect of currents has received little attention to date but is known to affect extreme wave characteristics.
  Gas-solid processes for decarbonised steel industry
  Dr V Spallina, Prof A Azapagic
Applications accepted all year round

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Advanced energy and chemical plants require new reactors and processes designed to combine high efficiency, attractive economics and reduced pollutant emissions.
  Chemical Looping Technology integrated with dehydrogenation process
  Dr V Spallina
Applications accepted all year round

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Advanced energy and chemical plants require new reactors and processes designed to combine high efficiency, attractive economics and reduced pollutant emissions.
  Hydrogen and Ammonia production integrating high pressure chemical looping
  Dr V Spallina
Applications accepted all year round

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Advanced energy and chemical plants require new reactors and processes designed to combine high efficiency, attractive economics and reduced pollutant emissions.
  Modelling of primary water stress corrosion cracking (PWSCC) of nickel based alloys (NBAs) in nuclear (PWR) primary coolant
  Prof M C Smith, Dr A Jivkov
Applications accepted all year round

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Nickel based alloy (NBA) materials and their associated weld metals are of interest to new build and advanced nuclear reactors due to their superior structural performance when compared with traditional steel materials.
  Modelling environmentally assisted cracking in Ni-based superalloys
  Dr P Shanthraj, Dr J Fonseca
Application Deadline: 15 September 2019

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Ni-based superalloys in aircraft engines are routinely subjected to temperatures in the range of 650-700oC during operating conditions.
  Computational fluid dynamics modelling of sprays of liquids into gases and vapours
  Prof H Iacovides, Dr A Cioncolini
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD project addresses the kinematic and thermal behaviour of sprays of liquids into gases, with a particular focus on the dynamics of the type of pressurisers used to control the operating pressure in pressurised water nuclear power stations.
  Numerical Modelling of Melt Flows in Polymer Extrusion
  Research Group: Polymers and Composites
  Dr C Abeykoon, Dr W Mirihanage, Dr J Wilson
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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In polymer extrusion, the behaviour of the flow of materials along the screw shows highly variable nature as it is gradually changing from solid to molten state.
  EPSRC CDT in Advanced Biomedical Materials

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Applications are invited from qualified graduates for fully-funded four-year PhD studentships in the area of Advanced Biomedical Materials.
  EPSRC-SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems – Call for Applications for 4-year Funded PhD and EngD Studentships

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We are looking for one hundred STEM graduates excited to improve the world via impactful research in new and novel metallic materials for power generation, transport, sustainability and recyclables, in a rapidly evolving digital manufacturing era using advanced computing techniques.
  CFD of coupled multiphysics in scraped surface heat exchangers
  Dr I Afgan, Dr R Prosser
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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Scraped surface heat exchangers (SSHE) are widely used in (for example) the food industry, where there is a requirement for heat exchange, crystallization, aeration and other continuous processes.
  Understanding structure-property relationships in non-Newtonian fluids
  Prof C Hardacre
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a fully funded 3.5 year PhD studentship to be conducted in the School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science in the University of Manchester and the UK’s neutron facility (ISIS) based in Oxfordshire.
  Fabrication of ceramic coatings for next generation aeroengines
  Research Group: Coatings and Ceramics
  Prof P Xiao
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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The successful candidate(s) will join large research team in School of Materials, University of Manchester to develop thermal and environmental barrier coatings for next generation aeroengines.
  Investigating hydride growth mechanisms in zirconium alloys
  Research Group: Metallurgy and Corrosion
  Dr P Shanthraj, Prof M Preuss
Applications accepted all year round

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Zirconium alloys are most commonly used as the fuel cladding material in nuclear reactors. Hydrogen uptake in these alloys occurs as a result of aqueous corrosion during service, and the absorbed hydrogen precipitate out of solution as hydrides once its solubility limit in the alloy is exceeded.
  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.
  A soft sensor for die melt temperature profile prediction of polymer extrusion
  Research Group: Polymers and Composites
  Dr C Abeykoon, Dr W Mirihanage, Dr A Wilkinson
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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Polymeric materials play a major role in production industry and hence advanced process monitoring is invaluable for improving the product quality and process efficiency.
  Micro-scale characterisation of non-Newtonian two-phase flow and transport through porous media
  Dr V Niasar
Applications accepted all year round

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Hydrodynamic dispersion in porous is due to the combined effects of advective transport and diffusion.
  Hybrid pore-scale modelling of two-phase flow in porous media
  Dr V Niasar
Applications accepted all year round

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Understanding two-phase flow dynamics in porous media is essential for many applications including petroleum engineering, hydrogeology, contaminant transport in groundwater, and chemical engineering industry.
  Aircraft flutter suppression using plasma
  Dr W Wang
Applications accepted all year round

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Aircrafts can be lighter when composites are using. The structure would become more ‘flexible’, particularly for the wings. To prevent catastrophic structural failure from resonance coupled with aerodynamic loads, prevention and suppression of flutter are critical to design and operate air vehicles.
  Photocatalytic and antimicrobial properties of magnetron-sputtered bismuth oxide and its potential for water treatment application
  Dr M Ratova
Applications accepted all year round

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Photocatalysis is known as a promising and environmentally sustainable method of water purification. Photocatalytic water treatment is a cheap, yet efficient process as it is initiated simply by light irradiation.
  An inclusive framework for incorporating Industry 4.0 into the small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK within the manufacturing sector
  Dr R Kharel, Dr J Haider
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference Number. EMRC-RK-2018-2-PhD. Project Summary. This project will investigate into developing inclusive intelligent framework to exploit the benefits that Industry 4.0 and various enabling and emerging digital technologies offer to SMEs.
  Characterization of Some Biofuels from Waste Resources for Diesel Engine Applications.
  Dr O Kuti
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Institute Reference Number. OA-2018-2-PhD. Project Summary. Biofuels such as alcohols and biodiesel from waste restaurant foods and agricultural residues have prospects as alternative source of energy for diesel engines in ensuring a low carbon environment.
  Design and Development of Artificial Blood Vessels For Use in the Treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease
  Dr K Andrews
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference Number. EMRC-KDA-2018-1-PhD. Project Summary. There is a lack of viable tissue engineering treatment options for peripheral artery disease, with many unanswered fundamental questions.
  Innovative Development of Platform Train Interface Hardware.
  Dr C Johnson
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference Number. CIJ-2018-1-PhD. Project Summary. This research will look into developing realistic and adaptable technologies for improving the platform train interface for those with a disability or impairment.
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