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Behaviour and Design of Natural Fibre Reinforced Composites


School of Engineering

About the Project

This research will focus on the development of environmentally friendly fibre reinforced composites with improved physical and mechanical properties. Experimental investigations focusing on the microscopic behaviour and the mechanical characterization of the natural fibres and matrix will be carried out. Behaviour of scaled structural element made from the developed composite will be examined through laboratory experiments and numerical modelling. Finally, design recommendations and guidance for designers and engineers, to enable practical application of the research outcomes, will be developed.

Candidates should have (or expect to achieve) a UK honours degree at 2.1 or above (or equivalent) in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering.

Knowledge of:
FE Modelling
Engineering materials
Structural mechanics

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

• 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 A Osofero (), with a copy of your curriculum vitae and cover letter. All general enquiries should be directed to the Postgraduate Research School ()

Funding Notes

This project is advertised in relation to the research areas of the discipline of Civil and Structural Engineering. The successful applicant will be expected to provide the funding for Tuition fees, living expenses and maintenance. Additional Research costs totalling £3,000 will also be required. Details of the cost of study can be found by visiting View Website. THERE IS NO FUNDING ATTACHED TO THIS PROJECT.

References

• Salih, MMA, Osofero, AI & Imbabi, MS-E 2020, 'Constitutive models for fibre reinforced soil bricks', Construction and building materials, vol. 240, 117806.

• Momoh, EO, Osofero, AI, Martinez-Felipe, A & Hamzah, F 2020, 'Physico-mechanical behaviour of Oil Palm Broom Fibres (OPBF) as eco-friendly building material', Journal of Building Engineering, vol. 30, 101208.

• Momoh, EO & Osofero, AI 2020, 'Recent developments in the application of oil palm fibers in cement composites', Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering, vol. 14, pp. 94-108.

• Momoh, EO & Osofero, AI 2019, 'Behaviour of Oil Palm Broom Fibres (OPBF) Reinforced Concrete', Construction and building materials, vol. 221, pp. 745-761.

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