About the Project
Our recent understanding of the linear control techniques have led to devising well-performing linear control schemes that effectively allow desirable control of nonlinear system dynamics . This research project aims to further expand on this strand of research. Impacted systems include (but are not limited to): microcantilever beams, MEMS / NEMS, Soft Robotic Actuators, Drill-strings and potentially a wider range of systems exhibiting nonlinear dynamic behaviour.
Candidates should have (or expect to achieve) a UK honours degree at 2.1 or above (or equivalent) in Mechanical/Electrical/Applied Mathematics/Physics or closely related discipline.
Clear grasp of both time- and frequency-domain dynamics of linear systems (nonlinear systems advantageous).
Ability to design, simulate / implement and analyse well-known linear control schemes such as PID, Pole-Placement Method, H2, H etc.
Comfort in coding and simulating system dynamics using MATLAB / SIMULINK both in time- and frequency-domain
ODEs and PDEs, programming in MATLAB / C / C++ /
Linear and preferably nonlinear system dynamics and control
• 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 S Aphale ([email protected]) with a copy of your curriculum vitae and cover letter. All general enquiries should be directed to the Postgraduate Research School ([email protected])
It is possible to undertake this project entirely by distance learning. Interested parties should contact Dr Aphale to discuss this.
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