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Towards Enhancing the Design Life of Concrete Structures with Stainless Steel Reinforcement

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Monday, August 31, 2020
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Supervisor: Sheida Afshan (Infrastructure)

Project description

The aim of the project is to solve the problem of deterioration of concrete structures currently facing the Civil and Structural Engineering community with introduction of the use of stainless steel reinforcement. You will investigate the nonlinear response of stainless steel reinforced concrete structural components through a combined experimental, analytical and numerical modelling approaches. You will use the obtained results to develop validated structural design rules making a major impact in the development of the future structural design standards.

References: Melo J, Afshan S, Rosetto T, Varum H. Experimental investigation of cyclic response of stainless steel reinforced concrete columns. Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics 2019 conference, London, United Kingdom, 9-10 September 2019.

Key-skills: Finite Element Analysis, computer programming, structural analysis, civil engineering materials, and experimental methods.

Entry Requirements
A very good undergraduate degree (at least a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent).

Closing date: applications should be received no later than 31 August 2020 for standard admissions, but later applications may be considered depending on the funds remaining in place.

Funding: full tuition fees for EU/UK students plus for UK students, an enhanced stipend of £15,009 tax-free per annum for up to 3.5 years.

How To Apply

Applications should be made online here selecting “PhD Eng & Env (Full time)” as the programme. Please enter Sheida Afshan under the proposed supervisor.

Applications should include:
Research Proposal
Curriculum Vitae
Two reference letters
Degree Transcripts to date
Apply online: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/how-to-apply/postgraduate-applications.page

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