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  Applications of topology to soft matter physics
  Dr M Grant, Dr R Hepworth
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will address mathematical problems in the research field of algebraic topology, inspired by the theory of topological defects in soft materials.
  Applied Algebraic Topology in Geometry
  Dr R Hepworth, Dr M Grant
Applications accepted all year round

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In recent years the techniques of algebraic topology have been applied to data analysis with great success, and the resulting subject areas of Applied Algebraic Topology and Topological Data Analysis have seen rapid growth.
  Chaos and fractals in fluid motion
  Dr A Moura, Prof C Grebogi
Applications accepted all year round

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The advection of particles and fields by fluid flows is a problem of great interest for both fundamental physics and engineering applications.
  Statistical physics of DNA replication
  Dr A Moura, Prof C Romano
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The goal of this project is to apply statistical physics and probability theory to the problem of DNA replication in living cells.
  Advanced design of fibre reinforced composites - using multiscale reliability analysis and optimisation
  Dr P Dunning, Dr S Sriramula
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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.
  Advanced design of fibre reinforced composites - using multiscale reliability analysis and optimisation
  Dr P Dunning, Dr S Sriramula
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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.
  Automated 3D Data Analysis using Artificial Intelligence - (studied by Distance Learning)
  Dr A Starkey, Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman
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The oil & gas sector and health sector has massive data sets in the form of seismic data and the health sector in MRI data that it needs to analyse in order to identify the location of hydrocarbons and also to assess the risk for drilling operations in a particular area, or to diagnose underlying health conditions.
  Automated Big Data Analysis - (studied entirely by Distance Learning)
  Dr A Starkey, Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman
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The amount of data in today’s world is ever increasing, and has even led to new terms describing this as in Big Data.
  Autonomous learning with Artificial Intelligence - (studied entirely by Distance Learning)
  Dr A Starkey, Dr M Giannaccini
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Autonomous learning has become one of the latest buzzwords in today’s artificial intelligence and robotics. All the same, to realise the behaviour of even the simplest creature like a unicellular organism in an artificial agent remains extremely challenging with current artificial intelligence techniques.
  Constrained Control of Nonlinear Engineering Systems in The Presence of The Delay
  Dr V Vaziri, Dr S S Aphale
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The real world is inherently nonlinear, and particularly in mechanical systems this nonlinearity arises from one or more of the following reasons.
  Control of nonlinear systems motivated by linear control theory
  Dr S S Aphale, Dr V Vaziri
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Improvements in hardware and software tools has facilitated the probing, understanding and control of complex nonlinear system dynamics.
  Design of lightweight stiffened shell structures using topology optimisation
  Dr P Dunning, Dr A Maheri
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The aim of this project is to develop topology optimisation methods for the design of lightweight stiffened shell structures. Shell structures are often stiffened using elements, such as ribs, to improve their structural efficiency in supporting the applied loads.
  Developing geospatial methods for resource assessments of renewable energy technologies
  Prof R McKenna, Dr A Maheri
Applications accepted all year round

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Energy planning processes require detailed data relating to the technical potential and associated costs of renewable energies. These data are employed by stakeholders and researchers to inform decision-making relating to future energy systems.
  Development of empirical and damage predictive models, for protective structures, under extreme loading
  Dr M Aleyaasin, Dr Amir Siddiq
Applications accepted all year round

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Protective structures are the scarifying layers that can respond to severe loading, such as fire or explosion or missile impact or combination of such loads.
  Digital twin in micromachining through multiscale simulation
  Dr H Tan, Dr Amir Siddiq
Applications accepted all year round

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Digital twin technology in manufacturing is the simulation technology that integrates multi-disciplinary, multi-physical quantity, multiscale and multi probability by making full use of the physical model, monitoring update, operation history and other data.
  Dynamics and Control of Wave Energy Harvesting Devices
  Dr V Vaziri, Dr A Syed
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Energy from the waves is one of the sustainable sources of energy, when harvested efficiently and can play a key role in the energy mix.
  Energy system integration of offshore energy: exploring synergies between oil and gas and renewables sectors
  Prof R McKenna, Dr A Maheri
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The offshore wind and Oil & Gas sectors are historically largely separate. This project seeks to exploit synergies between the two in order to reduce the costs associated with O&G abandonment.
  Energy system modelling of decentralised energy system transitions: integrating technical, economic and social dimensions
  Dr A Maheri
Application Deadline: 21 June 2020

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Cities and municipalities are crucial areas of focus due to the large and growing populations living in them. But they are also complex dynamic systems, which present challenges to energy system modellers.
  Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) from depleted Sandstone and Carbonate/chalk reservoirs
  Dr P Jadhawar, Dr H Hamidi
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Nearly one third of the oil is left behind in the reservoir after the primary and secondary recovery methods of oil recovery.
  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
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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.
  Exploitation and production from Methane Hydrate reservoirs (Arctic and Subsea porous media)
  Dr P Jadhawar, Dr J Derksen
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Naturally occurring gas (mostly methane) hydrates along the continental margins (coastal offshore) and permafrost sediments are the clean source of energy outnumbering the rest forms of conventional energy sources.
  LNG sloshing and Leidenfrost droplet dynamics – modelling gas-cushioned liquid-solid impacts with phase change
  Dr P D Hicks, Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman
Applications accepted all year round

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The impact of liquefied natural gas (LNG) with the walls of its containing tank and the impact of droplets with very hot surfaces are two examples of liquid-solid impacts in which the liquid may be close to thermodynamic equilibrium with the surrounding gas/vapour.
  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-energy models of residential energy demand: further developments and international comparisons
  Prof R McKenna, Dr A Maheri
Applications accepted all year round

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Several researchers have developed bottom-up simulation models (Load Profile Generators, LPGs) for residential buildings in various international contexts such as the UK (CREST/CHAP), Germany, Sweden, and Japan.
  Multi-objective Optimisation of Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems
  Dr A Maheri, Prof R McKenna
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In planning and sizing of hybrid renewable energy systems two conflicting objectives, namely, the cost of the produced energy and the reliability of the system must be optimised simultaneously via a multi-objective optimisation process [1-3].
  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.
  Novel Fractional-order Control Schemes
  Dr S S Aphale, Dr A ALIAKBAR JAMSHIDI FAR
Applications accepted all year round

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Fractional-order systems theory and control development has recently gained a lot of attention – mainly due to its potential to address several complex dynamic behaviours within a pseudo-linear system framework.
  Numerical Investigation of Flow Boiling Heat Transfer in Water-Cooled Reactors
  Dr J Gomes, Dr L Akanji
Applications accepted all year round

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There are approximately 500 nuclear power reactors in operation worldwide with capacity to produce 375 GWe, 28 reactors are under construction and a large number are in different stages of planning and designing.
  Optical Fibre Lasers
  Dr K Nakkeeran, Dr S S Aphale
Applications accepted all year round

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System modelling and simulation of Optical Fibre Lasers. Optical fibre lasers are widely used in many fields. In the recent past lots of research going on in optical fibre lasers for various applications.
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