Non-destructive methods are common to monitor damage in important civil engineering structures, like dams, bridges, and power plants. Material composition strongly affects the results of ultrasonic wave techniques. This project aims to investigate the dynamic behaviour of structural systems made of composite materials with random arrangements of their constituents. Attention will be paid to the wave propagation phenomenon. Structural scale tests will be carried out to validate the numerical predictions. The planned experimental campaign will help to increase the scientific understanding of how waves propagate in materials with complex microstructures, such as concrete, for instance.
Primary supervisor: Dr Teresa Lombardo
Secondary supervisor: Dr Alessandro Palmeri
Entry requirements for United Kingdom
Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in a relevant subject.
English language requirements
Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.
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How to apply
All applications should be made online and must include a research proposal. Under programme name, select Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering. Please quote the advertised reference number ABCE23/ML2 in your application.
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