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Structural design of reinforced 3D Concrete Printed materials


   School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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  Prof R Buswell, Prof S Cavalaro  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

3D Concrete Printing is a digitally driven, off-site, large-scale additive manufacturing technology, which is rapidly establishing itself worldwide. Key to the wider application is the manufacture of structural materials that combine cement-based concretes and mortars with reinforcement.

This PhD will focus on the development of digital modelling tools and techniques to support structural design calculation and simulation. The candidate will be excited by the application of modelling techniques and undertaking experimental validation. The candidate will benefit from working closely with a leading structural engineering practice, providing excellent industrial experience and the potential to embed the developed codes into practice.

Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in a relevant subject. A relevant master’s degree and/or employment experience would be an advantage. Knowledge of control and automation, CAD/CAM, cementitious materials and/or design/digital workflow is desirable.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications should be made online and must include an outline research proposal. Under programme name, please select 'Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering (Built Environment)'. Please quote reference ABCE22/Cundall.


Funding Notes

The three-year studentship is intended to start on 1 January 2022. It provides a tax-free stipend of £15,609 a year (2021/22 rates – stipend will rise in line with the level set by the Research Council) for the duration of the studentship plus tuition fees at the UK rate. International students may apply for these positions; funding will cover tuition fees at the international rate in full, but the student will be responsible for their own living costs (estimated at £15,000 per year).
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