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Sustainable stainless steel structures in fire


   Civil Engineering

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  Dr K Cashell  Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

The successful applicant will join the internationally recognised researchers in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. This exciting research project is focused on understanding and optimising the way structures made from stainless steel behave in a fire. The PhD study will assess whole structures and the way that they behave in a fire, with a view to quantifying the better behaviour of stainless steel as a building material and then studying if we can reduce the amount of fire protection that is required.

Applicants will be required to demonstrate their ability to communicate clearly and work well with others. Background/interest in structural fire engineering, and ABAQUS finite element modelling, are desirable. Relevant work experience is also useful (please provide sufficient details in your personal statement so that its relevance can be established).

Applicants will have or be expected to receive a first or upper-second class honours degree in an Engineering discipline.

A Postgraduate Masters degree is not required but may be an advantage. Experience in structural engineering, finite elements modelling, MATLAB, is desirable. knowledge of structures and finite element modelling is an advantage. In addition, he/she should be highly motivated, able to work in a team, collaborate with others and have 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. The UK Government is also offering Doctoral Student Loans for eligible 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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