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Prediction for stray alternating current (AC) induced corrosion in oil/gas pipes in close proximity to high-voltage transmission lines and railways

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

In comparison to stray direct current (DC) induced corrosion which is a long-recognized engineering challenge, stray alternating current (AC) induced corrosion was more recently reported. This can be attributed to the construction of high-speed rails and high-voltage transmission lines which have been more often placed in parallel with oil and gas pipelines since the 1990s.

The primary purpose of this project is to investigate the intensity and scope in an oil or gas pipe which is placed in close proximity to high-speed rails and/or high-voltage transmission lines considering different ambient conditions. Instrumental approaches of electrochemistry and computer simulation methods (finite element method and boundary element method) will be used.

Funding Notes

Brunel offers a number of funding options to research students that help cover the cost of their tuition fees, contribute to living expenses or both. See more information here: View Website. Recently the UK Government made available the Doctoral Student Loans of up to £25,000 for UK and EU students and there is some funding available through the Research Councils. Many of our international students benefit from funding provided by their governments or employers. Brunel alumni enjoy tuition fee discounts of 15%.)

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FTE Category A staff submitted: 63.45

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