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

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  Advanced design of fibre reinforced composites - using multiscale reliability analysis and optimisation
  Dr P Dunning, Dr S Sriramula
Applications accepted all year round

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This project aims to advance the design of components made from fibre reinforced composite materials, by combining techniques in multiscale analysis, structural reliability and design optimisation.
  Enhancing the performance, condition, safety and reliability of offshore wind energy infrastructure systems using optimal design, inspections, structural health monitoring and structural control
  Dr P Omenzetter, Dr P Dunning, Dr S S Aphale
Applications accepted all year round

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Wind turbines are exposed to frequent structural damage increasing the cost of wind energy generation. To drive these costs down, this project will develop new automated methods for detection of structural damage to wind turbines by examining vibration responses measured by sensors attached to the structure.
  Integrated Aero/Hydro/Structural Analysis and Multi-objective Optimisation of Floating Wind Turbines
  Dr A Maheri, Dr S Sriramula
Applications accepted all year round

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Floating wind energy is potentially a highly scalable future energy source. Almost 80% of the Europe wind resources are in waters with +60 m depth, where floating offshore wind turbines are deemed to be the natural solutions.
  Marine risers: experimental damage detection, monitoring and numerical modelling using digital twins
  Dr P Omenzetter, Dr D Van der A, Prof E Pavlovskaia
Applications accepted all year round

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Marine risers are critical components of any offshore oil and gas production operations linking subsea field developments with production and drilling equipment atop fixed or floating facilities.
  Modelling of joining technologies for novel metal matrix composites for offshore applications
  Prof I Guz, Prof M Kashtalyan
Applications accepted all year round

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Metal matrix composites (MMCs) present remarkable properties by combining the properties of the metal matrix and of ceramic reinforcement.
  Multi-objective Optimisation of Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems
  Dr A Maheri, Dr S Sriramula
Applications accepted all year round

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In planning and sizing of hybrid energy systems the conflicting objectives cost and performance are to be optimised simultaneously via a multi-objective optimisation process [1-2].
  Nonlinear topology optimisation of stiffened shell structures
  Dr P Dunning, Dr A Maheri
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of this project is to develop topology optimisation methods for the design of stiffened shell structures, considering nonlinear affects.
  Optimising Mechanical Performance of Additively Manufactured (3D Printed) Titanium Alloys
  Dr M Kartal, Dr Amir Siddiq
Applications accepted all year round

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Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is a common term used to describe the technology in which three-dimensional (3D) objects are fabricated by successive layers of material.
  Predicting mechanical properties of nanocomposites with brush-like reinforcement
  Prof I Guz, Prof M Kashtalyan
Applications accepted all year round

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The project will focus on creating the multi-scale three-dimensional models for accurate analytical prediction of the effect of reinforcement with bristled nanowires on the overall performance of the composite material, leading to the optimal usage of very expensive nanomaterials.
  Reliability of pipelines under spatially varying corrosion defects
  Dr S Sriramula, Dr H Tan
Applications accepted all year round

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The integrity of pipelines is greatly affected by the initiation and progression of corrosion defects. It has been widely recognised that random variations in these characteristics can be rationally quantified with probabilistic approaches.
  Stochastic response characterisation and reliability driven optimisation of floating wind turbines
  Dr S Sriramula, Dr A Maheri
Applications accepted all year round

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As the wind turbine installations move to deep-water environments, there is an increasing focus on the design considerations for floating wind turbines (FWTs).
  Analysing drone footage for detecting change in man-made environments
  Dr G Vogiatzis
Applications accepted all year round

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One of the major applications of aerial surveillance is the monitoring and detection of change in man-made environments.
  Connected Autonomous Vehicles with Cooperative Sensing and Mobile Edge Computing
  Dr J He
Applications accepted all year round

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Connected autonomous vehicles (CAV) is an emerging and promising technology to tackle road safety and pollution problems, but also faces many technical challenges.
  Ellipsometric dual comb LIDAR (ELIDAR)
  Dr S Sergeyev
Applications accepted all year round

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The Dual-Comb Spectroscopy (DCS) technique explores two laser pulse trains with slightly different repetition rates toenable detection of the beating (interferogram) between the signal reflected from the moving target (Doppler LIDAR) and reference comb by a single detector.
  Road Health Warning and Management System for Smart Cities’ Infrastructure
  Dr Y Zhang
Applications accepted all year round

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Traffic Speed Deflectometers (TSD) are employed by UK Highways England to monitor the national road health conditions and decide the maintenance schedule.
  Experimental and numerical characterisation and modelling of viscoelastic/viscoplastic crack growth in adhesive joints
  Dr G Alfano
Applications accepted all year round

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Adhesive bonding is a widely used technique in the aerospace and automotive industry, whose advantages with respect to more conventional connections of structural components include the great reduction of stress concentration and weight.
  Multiscale Simulation of Fluid Dynamics
  Dr E Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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A project at the interface between Physics and Engineering, molecular simulation has the potential to provide new insights into the field of fluids dynamics, a vital and very active research area essential to Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.
  PhD Studentship: Digital Twin Technology in Train Servicing and Maintenance
  Prof M Atherton
Application Deadline: 27 September 2019

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Applications are invited for a full time doctoral studentship in the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences on a research project in Digital Twin Technology in Train Servicing funded jointly by the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
  Efficiency Enhancement of Class-A Foams by Means of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles for Self-Organising Swarms of Autonomous UAV to Fight Wildfires
  Dr M Innocente
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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Coventry University has been voted ‘Modern University of the Year’ for three straight years (The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014−2016) and is ranked in the UK’s top 15 overall for the fifth year in a row (Guardian University Guide).
  Material monitoring for process control in the roll forming process
  Dr V Janik, Prof R Dashwood
Application Deadline: 8 November 2019

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This PhD project is part of the Cotutelle arrangement between Coventry University, UK and Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.
  Improving Inertial Only Tracking
  Dr J Economou, Dr D Galvao-Wall
Application Deadline: 11 November 2019

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This PhD aims to investigate the fundamental enabling sensing technologies and control/estimation algorithms that underpin the design of a system which allows a tracking improvement.
  Fully-funded PhD studentships in Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering
  Dr J F Whidborne
Applications accepted all year round

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This is a unique opportunity for enthusiastic and self-driven engineers to join a vibrant multi-disciplinary team comprised of experts in the areas of.
  Variable Pitch Fan Reverse Thrust Performance; Engine Operability and Design Studies
  Prof V Pachidis
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship within the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) in Aero Systems Design, Integration & Performance at Cranfield University.
  Fully-Funded Doctoral Studentship in Discovering Equations from Data for the Charging of Electric Vehicles
  Dr R Carvalho
Applications accepted all year round

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Fully-Funded Doctoral Studentship in Discovering Equations from Data for the Charging of Electric Vehicles. School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, Durham University.
  Intelligent Computational Methods for Advanced Composites
  Dr Z Sharif Khodaei, Prof M.H. Aliabadi
Applications accepted all year round

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The structural integrity group in the Aeronautics department (http://www.imperial.ac.uk/structural-integrity-health-monitoring/) is dedicated to improving integrity of engineering components and structures used in aerospace and other safety-critical industries.
  PhD studentship in Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure Systems Design and Analysis
  Dr M-A Cardin
Applications accepted all year round

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There is an opening for a fully funded PhD studentship in Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure Systems Design and Analysis at the Dyson School of Design Engineering (https://www.imperial.ac.uk/design-engineering/), Imperial College London (http://www.imperial.ac.uk/).
  Optically transparent armour reinforced with microbially-synthesized cellulose nanofibres with self-repair capability
  Dr K Lee
Applications accepted all year round

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Microbially-synthesised cellulose nanofibres, more commonly known as bacterial cellulose (BC), is an ultra-pure form of cellulose nanofibers with mechanical performance exceeding that of single E-glass or Kevlar fibre.
  ’Robotic Grasping using Dynamic Active-Pixel Vision Sensor’’
  Dr Y Zweiri
Applications accepted all year round

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The main aim of this project is to develop a dynamic vision-based grasping system which can detect, track and manipulate unknown objects during a complex manufacturing or biomedical engineering processes to achieve a stable and safe manipulation in real time.
  An investigation into transonic flows over high pressure gas turbine blade tip
  Dr Z Saleh, Prof J Wang
Applications accepted all year round

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Propulsion, in particular the gas turbine engines are a significantly important theme in the aerospace industry, any enhancement in the performance of these engines will have a great impact on the economics of the aviation sector [Stephens et al, 2007].
  Enhancement of electrical conductivity of carbon fibre composite for resisting lightening strike on aircrafts
  Dr H Hadavinia, Prof T Zhang, Prof D Wertheim, Dr A Curley
Applications accepted all year round

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In the structure of new advanced civil aircrafts the main fuselage structures are being redesigned to use carbon fibre-reinforced composites (CFRP) mainly due to their lightweight, high specific stiffness and strength.
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