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University of Leeds Civil & Structural Engineering PhD Projects

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  Development of a railway track stiffness calculation technique
  Dr D Connolly
Application Deadline: 26 July 2019

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Railway tracks most commonly consist of a metal rail and concrete sleepers supported by ballast stones. These stones regularly need replaced when upgrading or renewing the line.
  SILVER: Improving nuclear decommissioning project performance through reference class forecasting
  Prof N Brookes, Dr G Locatelli
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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What is the research area?. This project will focus on ‘reference class forecasting’ which is a technique that has been formulated to improve the estimation of time and cost of in large capital projects, like the nuclear decommissioning projects undertaken at Sellafield.
  Thermal Energy from Embedded Retaining Walls: Development of Analysis and Design Methods
  Dr F Loveridge
Application Deadline: 30 August 2019

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The UK Government has a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050. While the last five years has seen a 50% reduction in carbon density of the electricity grid, the target is unlikely to be met without also tackling the gas network.
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