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Multi-Scale Strategies Assessing Low Carbon Transport Vehicles


   College of Engineering and Technology

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  Dr Jianfei Xie  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

About the Project

The aim of this research project is to develop multi-scale investigation of fuel droplet heating and evaporation (C12H26-DHE) under engine conditions. The project’s development will be performed in the following 3 stages: Stage 1: Molecular dynamics (MD) of hydrocarbon fuel molecules evaporating into a background gas; Stage 2: Kinetic modelling of non-equilibrium gas dynamics of fuel vapour considering inelastic collisions between mixtures: Stage 3: Heat and mass flux analysis of fuel droplet in IC engine conditions.

Please contact Dr Jianfei Xie ([Email Address Removed]) if you wish to discuss this project in advance of applying.

The intended intake period is January 2023, or the next available intake. 

The successful applicant will be expected to complete their MPhil/PhD within 3/4 years on the MPhil/PhD route, contribute to the College of Science and Engineering REF submission and get involved in the wider research activities of the College.

Applicants will become part of a friendly and welcoming team and will be supported and managed by their supervisors.

To Apply

To apply, please visit: https://www.derby.ac.uk/research/degrees/applicants/studentship-opportunities/mphil-phd-studentship-mechanical-electrical-and-electronic-and-entertainment-engineering/  

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Funding Notes

The successful applicant will receive a maintenance stipend (based on the minimum stipend defined by UKRI, currently £16,062 for the academic year 2021/22) and home MPhil/PhD tuition fees only up to the target submission date (3 years).
Please note, if your application is successful and you are assessed as Overseas for fees purposes, you will need to pay the difference between the Home fees and the EU/Overseas fees.
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