About the Project
The overall aim of the project will be optimal design of thick- and thin-walled composite pipes. The developed numerical model should be able to predict the deformation and damage under tension, compression and bending, as found in service (during installation in oil wells).
Numerical modelling of the prototype performance will be carried out
o for different types of the matrix and the reinforcement used;
o for different fibre volume fractions;
o for different layouts of the reinforcement (unidirectional versus multidirectional, etc.);
o for combinations of laminas with different reinforcement directions.
Candidates should have (or expect to achieve) the UK honours degree at 2.1 or above (or equivalent) in Engineering, Materials or Applied Mathematics. It is essential that the applicant has a background in Fundamentals of Engineering Materials and Stress Analysis
The project is likely to involve a combination of analytical studies and computer modelling including FEM&BEM analysis and MatLab programming, so the appropriate computing skills would be quite beneficial but not compulsory.
• 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 O Menshykov ([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 by distance learning. Interested parties should contact Dr Menshykov to discuss this.
2. Menshykova M, Guz, I. & Paik, JK. Thick-walled composite tubes for offshore applications: an example of stress and failure analysis for filament-wound multi-layered pipes, Ships and Offshore Structures, 2017, 12(3): 304-322.
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