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Aeronautical, Maritime and Transport Engineering PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in Southampton

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  Aircraft advanced rear end and empennage optimisation enhanced by anti-ice coatings and devices
  Research Group: Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics
  Dr A Da Ronch
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Supervisor. Andrea Da Ronch. Co-supervisor John Shrimpton. Project description.
  Aerospace optical sensors (GE Aviation)
  Research Group: Photonic Systems Circuits & Sensors
  Dr C Holmes
Application Deadline: 1 July 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Christopher Holmes, Prof Ling Wang. Project description. Sensors are crucial components for flight. In addition to providing information to the flight crew, they are increasingly providing information for Artificial Intelligence systems, in order to predict and thus avoid faults.
  Artificial Intelligence and Mechanism Design for Optimal Routing of Connected Vehicles
  Research Group: Agents, Interactions & Complexity
  Dr E H Gerding
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Sebastian Stein. Co-supervisor Enrico Gerding, Paul Brookes (Siemens). Project description. Connected and autonomous vehicles have the potential to make better use of the existing road infrastructure.
  Wave Augmented PropulsionSupervisor
  Research Group: Fluid-Structure Interactions
  Dr N Townsend
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Nicholas Townsend (Maritime Engineering). Project description. Wave propelled boats utilise submerged flapping foils to convert wave energy directly into propulsion.
  Effect of Geometry and Architecture on the Fatigue Performance of Additively Manufactured Nickel Alloy for Aerospace Applications
  Research Group: Electronic Materials & Devices
  Dr A Hamilton
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Andrew R. Hamilton. Co-supervisor Prof. Ian Sinclair. Project description. Laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) is a form of additive manufacturing that involves spreading a layer of powder and scanning a laser to selectively fuse the powder into a single layer of the part geometry.
  Aeroacoustics investigation of Drone/UAV installation noise
  Research Group: Acoustics
  Dr C Paruchuri
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Supervisor. Chaitanya Paruchuri. Co-supervisor. Phillip Joseph. Project description. This project offers a unique opportunity to utilize advance measurement techniques and develop analytical methods in order to understand and predict the noise radiated from Drones.
  Compound degradation modelling within heavy machines
  Research Group: nCATS
  Prof R J K Wood
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Supervisor. Robert Wood. Project description. This EPSRC funded PhD is aligned with a major EPSRC funded research on early wear detection being conducted at the national centre for advanced tribology at Southampton (nCATS).
  Reducing shipping emissions through accurate assessment of energy efficient technologies using statistical analysis of operational data
  Research Group: Fluid-Structure Interactions
  Prof D Hudson
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Prof. Dominic Hudson, Dr. Adam Sobey, Prof. Sujit Sahu, (Mathematical Sciences). Project description. Global shipping is responsible for 3.1% of CO2 emissions (IMO, 3rd Greenhouse Gas report, 2014), yet is outside of UNFCCC commitments to reduce emissions.
  Design, build and test of a fully-composite tank for cryogenic fluids
  Research Group: Fluid-Structure Interactions
  Prof D Hudson
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dominic Hudson. Project description. Many of the future low-Carbon fuels being considered for shipping involve liquids stored at cryogenic temperature, such as Ammonia or Hydrogen.
  Machine Learning for Stress and Fatigue Detection in Ship Crews
  Research Group: Fluid-Structure Interactions
  Prof D Hudson
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dominic Hudson, Dominic Taunton, Sarvapali Ramchurn. Project description. It is often reported that 80% of maritime accidents are due to human error, with a large proportion of these attributed to a failure to follow procedures.
  ISVR-SPCG-569: Development of a small -scale, low cost underwater vehicle for acoustic noise assessment
  Research Group: ISVR: Signal Processing and Control
  Dr J Cheer, Prof S.R. Turnock, Prof S Daley
Application Deadline: 6 June 2020

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Increasing international trade is leading to an explosion in the amount of shipping worldwide, which in turn is increasing the levels of noise pollution in our oceans.
  Standardized Numerical Models and Damage Fragilities for Semi-Rigid Steel Connections
  Research Group: Infrastructure Division
  Dr A Elkady
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Project description. Driven by recent advances in numerical modelling and computational capabilities, the performance-based design (PBD) approach has become increasingly popular among engineers to design and retrofit new and existing buildings.
  Development of a coupled cargo-ship model for bulk carriers
  Research Group: Fluid-Structure Interactions
  Dr D Taunton
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dominic Taunton. Co-supervisor Ivan Haigh, Susan Gourvenec. Project description. Solid bulk cargoes are granular materials including products like metal ores, that are carried within the hold of a bulk carrier (ship) without other containment.
  The investigation of the physical phenomena of porous electrospray propulsion devices for micro and nano satellites
  Research Group: Astronautics
  Dr C Ryan
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Charlie Ryan. Co-supervisor Professor John Shrimpton. Project description. Typical high performance electric propulsion options for large satellites, such as gridded ion thrusters or Hall Effect thrusters, do not work well for nano satellites.
  Understanding bedforms and their effect on the flow
  Research Group: Water and Environmental Engineering
  Dr S Maldonado-Villanueva
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Sergio Maldonado (WEEG). Project description. Sand ripples and dunes are ubiquitous features found in the beds of rivers and coastal waters.
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