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Mechanical Engineering (computational physics) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Computational Framework for Metal Forming of High Strength Alloys
  Dr Amir Siddiq, Dr M Kartal
Applications accepted all year round

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Conventional metal forming processes involve high cost and lead times because of design and manufacturing of product specific tooling for new materials and parts.
  Computational materials engineering of interfaces in alloys
  Dr C Brandl
Applications accepted all year round

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Research field. We are working in Computational Materials Science which is an interdisciplinary area. It’s a challenging mix of physics, materials science, engineering, mathematics, and computational science.
  Direct numerical simulation of polymeric-fluid flows
  Dr D Kivotides, Dr P Grassia
Applications accepted all year round

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Polymers and turbulence are two of the most difficult problems in statistical physics. In the past, the study of polymeric liquids was divided in two categories.
  Statistics of porous media attributes and mixing processes state variables across scales
  Dr M Mousavi-Nezhad
Applications accepted all year round

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Typical observations of porous media attributes arise from a variety of techniques which have their own spatial resolution and associated uncertainty.
  Development of an combine experimental and computation methodology for the study of cavitation in centrifugal pumps
  Dr Y Delauré,, Dr D Kinahan
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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The project will be part of a wider programme of research with activity ranging from advanced material characterisation and processing to fluid flow analysis.
  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.
  Finite temperature superfluid turbulence flow-structure interactions via immersed boundary methods
  Dr D Kivotides
Applications accepted all year round

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This is a multidisciplinary research project that combines the quantum physics of superfluid turbulence flows with advanced computational fluid dynamics for flow-structure interactions.
  Next Generation Medical Design Tools: Full device Design Modelling of Aneurysm Repair Stents
  Dr B Dempster, Prof D Nash
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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A 48-month PhD Studentship with strong industrial collaboration is available to develop computational design methods for stents used to mitigate rupture in aneurysms of the large arteries.
  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.
  Modelling the deformation of cells
  Dr F Perez-Reche
Applications accepted all year round

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Cells are the elementary building blocks of living organisms. The correct functioning of living organisms is therefore conditioned to the ability of living cells to withstand forces and deformations and to promptly adapt to their mechanical environment.
  MyFemur: Multiscale modelling from clinical image to personalised model to manufacture (EPS2020/30)
  Dr U Wolfram
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Our vision in this project is to create a computational framework for the proximal femur that can allow clinicians to take limited clinical imaging data, e.g.
  Advanced computational fluid dynamic simulations of boiling CO2 for tracker cooling of the compact muon solenoid at CERN
  Dr M Carnevale, Dr A J G Lunt
Application Deadline: 18 March 2020

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Supervisory team. Dr Mauro Carnevale & Dr Alexander Lunt. Project enquiries. [email protected] or [email protected] Project.
  Mechanics of soft solids undergoing large deformation
  Dr P Saxena
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Solid materials that can undergo large deformations are ubiquitous in nature and are widely used to manufacture engineering components.
  Structure-property relationship in solid tumours – An integrated experimental and computational approach towards more effective early cancer diagnosis
  Dr Y Chen, Prof RL Reuben
Applications accepted all year round

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Biological tissue often has unique three-dimensional hierarchical microstructures and morphologies, constantly evolving through their development and patho-physiological stages.
  PhD Studentship in modelling compressive failure of composite pipes
  Prof D Dini
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a research studentship in the field of computational modelling in composite failure, leading to the award of a PhD degree.
  PhD or Masters’ position in building acoustics and mechanical metamaterials
  Dr A Hall, Dr George Dodd
Applications accepted all year round

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Are you interested in metamaterials and their potential to improve people’s living conditions? The Acoustics Research Centre at the University of Auckland is inviting applications from highly motivated students to participate in an exciting new research programme on acoustics and mechanical metamaterials for radically improving sound insulation.
  Crumbling reefs: Simulation based monitoring of coral reefs (EPS2020/31)
  Dr U Wolfram
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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The project aims to develop computational models to analyse the impact of ocean acidification on cold-water coral reefs. Results will be used in the development of monitoring strategies to preserve some of the most vulnerable ecosystems.
  Modelling growth, deposition and breakage of dynamic particle structures (EPS2020/52)
  Dr V Francia
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Investigation of the structure of cohesive powders under various flow regimes. Combining AI driven tools with state-of-the-art computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and discrete element methods (DEM), we will look into how dynamic particle structures form in complex systems.
  Numerical Modelling of Melt Flows in Polymer Extrusion
  Research Group: Polymers and Composites
  Dr C Abeykoon, Dr W Mirihanage
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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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.
  LNG sloshing and Leidenfrost droplet dynamics – modelling gas-cushioned liquid-solid impacts with phase change
  Dr P D Hicks, Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman
Applications accepted all year round

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The impact of liquefied natural gas (LNG) with the walls of its containing tank and the impact of droplets with very hot surfaces are two examples of liquid-solid impacts in which the liquid may be close to thermodynamic equilibrium with the surrounding gas/vapour.
  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.
  Combined Influences of Electric Fields and Wettability on Contact Line Evaporation of a Sessile Droplet in Microgravity for Novel Space and Ground Applications
  Dr S Alimohammadi
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Droplet evaporation is of significant scientific and engineering interest. It represents a common natural phenomenon that is not fully understood yet is used in many industrial fields, ranging from DNA mapping, ink-jet printing, surface patterning to evaporative spray cooling.
  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.
  Raindrops, pesticides, and oil spills – droplet interactions with porous and textured surfaces
  Dr P D Hicks, Dr Y Tanino
Applications accepted all year round

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Droplet interactions with porous and textured surfaces play a crucial role in many important physical processes including the spraying of plant leaves with…
  EPSRC DTP Studentship: Numerical study of complex fluid-structure interaction
  Dr Z Xie, Prof T N Phillips
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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This studentship is a collaboration between the School of Engineering and School of Mathematics at Cardiff University. The academic supervisors are Dr.
  EngD Studentship in Coded Excitation of Ultrasound for Improved Signal Acquisition in Pipeline Inspection Robots
  Dr F Cegla
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a research studentship in the field of advanced non-destructive evaluation (NDE) technique development leading to the award of an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) degree.
  EngD Studentship in the Simulation of Ultrasonic Methods for the Inspection of Safety Critical Nuclear Submarine Components
  Prof M Lowe
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a research studentship in the field of development of advanced non-destructive evaluation (NDE) techniques leading to the award of an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) degree.
  PhD Studentship in Magnetic Resonance Imaging System Engineering: Maximizing Image Quality
  Dr M Ristic
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a research studentship in the field of Magnetic Resonance Imaging system engineering leading to the award of a PhD degree.
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