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Digital twin in micromachining through multiscale simulation

School of Engineering

About the Project

Digital twin technology in manufacturing is the simulation technology that integrates multi-disciplinary, multi-physical quantity, multiscale and multi probability by making full use of the physical model, monitoring update, operation history and other data. This PhD project will combine molecular dynamics and continuum simulation to research some cutting-edge technology in micromachining technology.

The aim is to develop a simulation code to describe and control the evolution of defects such as dislocations and microcracks that will affect the performance of the manufactured material. The project will involve multiscale simulation that includes atomistic behaviour in advanced manufacturing. The project will explore the possibility of incorporating artificial intelligence into micro-nano machining.

This project is in collaboration with the Institute of Technological Sciences, Wuhan University, China. You are welcome to join this international collaboration effort as a PhD student.

Candidates should have (or expect to achieve) the UK honours degree at 2.1 or above (or equivalent) in Applied Mathematics, Solid / Structural Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, or Applied Physics.

The applicant should have strong simulation skill in C++ programming and knowledge of mechanics of materials, micromachining.


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

It is possible to undertake this project by distance learning. Interested parties should contact Dr Tan to discuss this.

Funding Notes

This project is advertised in relation to the research areas of the discipline of Mechanical Engineering. The successful applicant will be expected to provide the funding for Tuition fees, living expenses and maintenance. Details of the cost of study can be found by visiting View Website. THERE IS NO FUNDING ATTACHED TO THIS PROJECT

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