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Controlling noise from gas turbines

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

Controlling noise from gas turbines

Duration: 3 yrs
Enquiries: Ray Kirby (Director of UTS Tech Lab) - please contact before applying
School/Centre: Centre for Audio Acoustics and Vibrations

Closing dates for next intake
Australian Domestic students: 30th April 2019
International Candidates: 15th January 2019

The Centre for Audio, Acoustics and Vibration (CAAV) was formed in 2017 and now has nine full time academic staff. The Centre is based at Tech Lab, which is a brand new research led facility that is close to the airport in Sydney. Tech Lab hosts brand new state-of-the-art acoustics experimental facilities that includes an anechoic chamber, semi-anechoic chamber, reverberation room and sound transmission loss suite. These new facilities will support new research projects in acoustics, including this current project.

The PhD project will involve working closely with an international manufacturer of Gas Turbine exhaust systems. The project will develop an understanding of the acoustic performance of the panels used in the gas turbines. This will include the use of the acoustics facilities to measure the panel properties, as well as a comparison with mathematical models. The project will develop new techniques and technologies that are suitable for use in gas turbine systems, and work closely with our sponsoring company to ensure these results are applicable to real world problem.

The successful candidate will work in a thriving acoustics research group at a brand new facility dedicated to industry driven research. This will include the chance to collaborate with researchers in other areas at Tech Lab, as well as undergo research training and development.

About the Faculty
The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at UTS is a world-class faculty with a growing reputation for its quality and impact. Our research is highly advanced, industry-focused and part of the lively and rigorous research culture at UTS.

Focused on ’practical innovation’, our researchers are pioneering research solutions with real-world impact. They’re recognised leaders in their fields, responsible for delivering new, better and more cost-effective innovative solutions to current national and international challenges.

Over the last five years, the Faculty has received more than 60 Australian Research Council projects and attracted a total research funding well in excess of $30 million.

About the University
UTS is a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney. One of Australia’s leading universities of technology, UTS has a distinct model of learning, strong research performance and a leading reputation for engagement with industry and the professions.

UTS has a culturally diverse campus life and vibrant international exchange study and research programs that prepare graduates for the workplaces of today and the future.

Our world leading research centres span a range of disciplines, including physical, biological and engineering sciences, and contemporary fields such as design, nanotechnology and sustainability. Our researchers provide practical and relevant solutions to issues of national and international importance and equip graduates with the latest discipline specific skills and practices.

We also maintain strong relationships with the local community, industry, business and the professions through a wide range of partnerships, projects and events.

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Funding Notes

Scholarship Available

Value: $36,694 – fee waivers may also be considered for international applicants

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