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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.
  Longevity and fate of structures left in place
  Dr S Sriramula, Dr Amir Siddiq, Dr A Akisanya
Application Deadline: 4 June 2020

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FULLY FUNDED 3.5-YEAR PHD IN ENGINEERING.
  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).
  A study of large amplitude vibration in HAWT blades
  Dr A Soleiman-Fallah
Applications accepted all year round

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Non-prismatic composite beams of standard airfoil cross sections are used in Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine blades to produce green energy.
  Ballistic impact response of multi-layered shields
  Dr A Soleiman-Fallah, Dr B Wang
Applications accepted all year round

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In an optimal design, more often than not, an initial configuration of a structure must be modified several times to provide the optimal arrangement.
  Developing the Dielectric Barrier Discharge Surface Plasma Actuators to Improve the Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics Performances of Aerofoil
  Dr TP Chong
Applications accepted all year round

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In the aerospace industry, great emphasis is always placed on the lifting components to achieve high-lift, low-drag and low-noise performances.
  Dynamic response of impact-loaded crushable auxetic metamaterials
  Dr A Soleiman-Fallah, Dr B Wang
Applications accepted all year round

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Auxetic metamaterials possess an artificially designed microstructure allowing them to offer some unique features not readily observed in natural materials.
  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.
  Micromechanics of high-rate loaded composite media
  Dr A Soleiman-Fallah
Applications accepted all year round

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In a composite ply the nature of wave propagation is closely associated with the alignment of fibres (for the unidirectional case) and warp and weft arrangements (for the woven case) among other parameters, e.g.
  Multi-fidelity Modelling of Electronics Cooling
  Dr J Tyacke
Applications accepted all year round

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Electronics cooling is critical to the reliable performance of a vast array of todays technologies including datacentres, electric vehicles, avionics, telecommunications to name only a few.
  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.
  Numerical Modelling of Flutter for Aerospace Structures
  Dr R Cardoso, Dr M Adetoro
Applications accepted all year round

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The flutter of aircraft’s wings is similar with the resonance for the vibration of structures and it is a phenomena the aircraft designer needs to avoid.
  Dynamics of seawater intrusion in heterogeneous coastal aquifers
  Dr A Ahmed
Applications accepted all year round

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Saltwater intrusion (SWI) in coastal aquifers is one of the main challenges for water resources management. It is a natural process that happens because of the density difference between the denser saltwater and the lighter freshwater.
  Automotive crowdsourcing
  Prof J Giacomin
Applications accepted all year round

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Problem Statement. Among innovation experts crowdsourcing is considered to be a highly cost effective manner for businesses to connect with their customers, identify new design concepts and outsource work.
  Naturalness of autonomous vehicles
  Prof J Giacomin
Applications accepted all year round

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Problem Statement. Naturalness and simplicity are well known prerequisites of success in product, system and service design. Autonomous vehicles have, however, few precedents in human history and are thus generally unfamiliar to people.
  Trust In Autonomous Vehicles
  Prof J Giacomin
Applications accepted all year round

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Problem Statement. Several recent research studies have suggested that “lack of trust” is one of the major factors which is slowing the commercial introduction of autonomous vehicles.
  Machine condition diagnosis and prognosis
  Prof AK Nandi
Applications accepted all year round

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Smooth running of machines are vital in all sectors of manufacturing. In recent years much emphasis are put on the development of artificial intelligence techniques to solve issues related to machine condition diagnosis and prognosis.
  Visible Light Communication for Swarm Robots
  Dr NM Huda, Dr T G Kalganova
Applications accepted all year round

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Swarm robotic technology applies swarm intelligence found in a biological organism in robots i.e. individual robots are programmed to compute simple task but collectively they can carry out a complex swarm behaviour.
  Wireless communication for Air Traffic Controllers
  Dr K Banitas
Applications accepted all year round

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We are working closely with a company that designs new technology for airplanes and air traffic controllers. currently ATCs need to man their posts using old wired technology, especially on their headsets which at their current state are wired.
  Assessing the impacts of compound flooding under uncertain climate and socio-economic change
  Dr A Kebede
Applications accepted all year round

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This research focuses on understanding the combined effects of flood hazards associated with the interactions between high sea levels and heavy precipitation when they occur simultaneously or in close succession.
  Assessing unintended consequences of structural coastal flood protection
  Dr A Kebede
Applications accepted all year round

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Floods are the most frequent and damaging natural hazards, with impacts expected to increase significantly due to future climate and socio-economic changes.
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