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Spray and Combustion Diagnostics


Mechanical and Automotive Engineering

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Dr L Ganippa , Prof T Megaritis Applications accepted all year round Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

The main focus of this PhD will be on the understanding of the use of advanced renewable fuels to study details about fuel composition and its structure on spray characteristics, ignition and combustion under varying ambient conditions relevant to diesel and gas turbine engines. The research project involves experimental work; various experimental techniques will be employed in this project. Extensive theoretical work will be performed to analyse the experimental data.
We are looking for self-motivated and self-funded candidates who have Bachelors or Masters Degree with a 1st or 2:1 in experimental physics or chemistry or engineering. It will be beneficial to have good knowledge in experimental work, programming and good communication skills.


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: https://www.brunel.ac.uk/research/Research-degrees/Research-degree-funding. 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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