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PhD in Engineering: Development of flow diagnostic techniques applied to the study of compressible turbulent mixing

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, April 05, 2019
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

The PhD studentship is in collaboration with AWE Plc. Understanding the processes involved in turbulent mixing and fluid flow is fundamental to materials in extreme conditions. The project will involve the investigation of novel flow diagnostic techniques to improve our fundamental understanding and push the frontiers of science and engineering forward utilising state-of-the-art experimental facilities used for mixing studies at Glasgow University.

There is also opportunity to spend some of the research time on secondments in AWE Plc in Berkshire (Science & Technology Division), where world-class research tools and methodologies are developed and applied to study materials in extreme environments such as at the heart of a supernova.

Established in 1451, the University of Glasgow has been a home to aerospace research for over 80 years, and today our researchers are tackling the multidisciplinary challenges faced by the aerospace industry in the 21st century. We nurture a strong, diverse research portfolio and have established major initiatives to deliver capability and technologies that contribute to the global aims of greener, faster and safer travel. We have excellent modelling and simulation facilities, we are a hub in the UK’s National Wind Tunnel and ESA’s Plume-Regolith Testing facilities, we are part of the Vertical-Lift Network Consortium, and we house the AWE’s Compressible Mixing Shock Tube.

Interested applicants should have a strong interest in fluid dynamics and flow diagnostics and a willingness to learn and develop new optical techniques. An excellent knowledge of fluid dynamics is desirable. Applications are invited from candidates with (or who expect to gain) a good upper-second or first-class honours degree in Engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical) or Physical Sciences (Applied Physics, Fluid Dynamics, Optical Physics).

Funding Notes

Funding is available to cover tuition fees for UK/EU applicants for four (4) years, as well as paying a stipend at the Research Council rate (estimated £14,764 for Session 2018-19).

There is also an opportunity for a secondment to AWE Plc in Berkshire funded by the company on top of the EPSRC grant.

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