About the Project
The overall aim of the project is optimal design of materials used in composite risers and umbilicals. The developed analytical and numerical models shall be able to accurately capture initiation and propagation of cracks and delaminations because it is crucial for damage-tolerant composite structures. Multiparametric numerical analysis of the damage propagation and its influence on the strength and stiffness of the structure will be done during the project.
Candidates should have (or expect to achieve) the UK honours degree at 2.1 or above (or equivalent) in Engineering, Materials or Applied Mathematics. It is essential that the applicant has a background in Fundamentals of Engineering Materials and Stress Analysis
The project is likely to involve a combination of analytical studies and computer modelling including FEM&BEM analysis and MatLab programming, so the appropriate computing skills would be quite beneficial but not compulsory.
• Apply for Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering
• State name of the lead supervisor as the Name of Proposed Supervisor
• State ‘Self-funded’ as Intended Source of Funding
• State the exact project title on the application form
When applying please ensure all required documents are attached:
• All degree certificates and transcripts (Undergraduate AND Postgraduate MSc-officially translated into English where necessary)
• Detailed CV
Informal inquiries can be made to Dr M Menshykova (firstname.lastname@example.org), with a copy of your curriculum vitae and cover letter. All general enquiries should be directed to the Postgraduate Research School (email@example.com)
It is possible to undertake this project by distance learning. Interested parties should contact Dr Menshykova to discuss this.
2. Menshykova M, Guz, I. & Paik, JK. Thick-walled composite tubes for offshore applications: an example of stress and failure analysis for filament-wound multi-layered pipes, Ships and Offshore Structures, 2017, 12(3): 304-322.
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