Reference number: ABCE20/SC2
Start date of studentship: 1 October 2020
Closing date of advert: 29 March 2020
Interview date: tbc
Primary supervisor: Dr Simon Clubley
Secondary supervisor: tbc
This exciting project will focus on the dynamic response of buildings clad with protective panels when subject to high strain rate explosive loading. Importantly, this industry-sponsored research will extend the limited body of knowledge on resistance curves for large building structures subject to blast. This studentship offers a unique and privileged opportunity to investigate an area of considerable scientific interest and great industry value.
Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Doctoral College, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career.
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The School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering aims to be the world’s leading integrated centre for built environment research and education, attending to the entire lifecycle of both buildings and infrastructure through our research, teaching and enterprise programmes.
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, the School was ranked first for research environment in Architecture, Built Environment and Planning, with 95% of research rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ for its influence on society, the economy and policy. The School boasts world class facilities, with £1.4m recently invested in its 3,000m2 laboratory and one of the fastest High-Performance Computer clusters in the UK.
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Full Project Detail:
This exciting project will focus on the dynamic response of buildings clad with protective panels when subject to high strain rate explosive loading. Research will focus on the dynamic response and load transmission of large panel arrays for a range of material types given variable end restraint conditions, variable angles of incidence and geometry. Strain energy dissipation, large material deformation and localised distortions will be of additional interest. Importantly, this industry-sponsored research will extend the limited body of knowledge on resistance curves for large building structures subject to blast loading using a full spectrum of analysis methods – incorporating both numerical simulation and world class experimental testing.
Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject; a background in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, applied physics or mathematics is particularly welcomed. A relevant master’s degree and/or employment experience will be an advantage.
For information about the project, please contact:
Name: Dr Simon Clubley
Email address: [email protected]
Telephone number: +44 (0)1509 222909
For information about the application process, please contact:
Name: Mr Berkeley Young
Email address: [email protected]
Telephone number: +44 (0)1509 222611
How to apply:
All applications should be made online at http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/apply/research/
and must include a research proposal. Under programme name, please select Civil and Building Engineering.
Please quote reference number: ABCE20/SC2