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  Analysis of damage mechanisms in composite risers and umbilicals
  Dr M Menshykova, Dr O Menshykov, Prof I Guz
Applications accepted all year round

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With increasing water depth, especially in excess of 1000 m, both platform designs and the design of the risers and umbilicals begin to become highly weight-sensitive.
  Computational modelling of deformation and failure in additively manufactured high strength alloys
  Dr Amir Siddiq, Dr M Kartal
Applications accepted all year round

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Conventional manufacturing processes involve high cost and lead times because of design and manufacturing of product specific tooling for new materials and parts.
  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.
  Finite Elements Techniques in 3D Dynamic Fracture Mechanics
  Dr M Menshykova, Dr O Menshykov, Prof I Guz
Applications accepted all year round

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New high-tech materials allow a significant increase in strength, stiffness and safety level in structures. However, failure can still occur for many other reasons, including uncertainties in the loading or environmental conditions and deficiencies in construction.
  High-performance lightweight steel framing structures
  Dr A Bagheri Sabbagh, Dr P Dunning, Dr A Maheri, Dr P C Davidson
Applications accepted all year round

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Lightweight steel framing (LSF) structures made of cold-formed steel (CFS) stud-walls and joisted floors are gaining growing popularity in the construction of low- to medium-rise buildings.
  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.
  Numerical modelling of cracked engineering materials under dynamic loading
  Dr O Menshykov, Dr M Menshykova, Prof I Guz
Applications accepted all year round

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It is common knowledge that all existing structural materials contain various inter- and intra-component cracks and crack-like defects which appear in materials during fabrication or in-service.
  Optimal Design of fibre reinforced composite pipes
  Dr O Menshykov, Dr M Menshykova, Prof I Guz
Applications accepted all year round

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Currently, the application of composite materials in oil and gas industry lacks proven test methodologies and understanding of technical and fundamental issues relevant specifically to composite materials and structures.
  Optimizing the Mechanical Properties of 3D Printed Aluminium Alloys Using Multiscale Experimental and Computational Techniques
  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 novel method of making three dimensional (3D) components in layer by layer fashion.
  Process models for Portland cement manufacturing
  Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman, Dr P Kechagiopoulos
Applications accepted all year round

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Cement is the most ubiquitous product after drinking water, with 4.1B tons produced in 2017 alone, enough for half a ton per person per year worldwide.
  Development and tuning the optical properties of metal-free quantum dots
  Dr G Fern
Application Deadline: 26 June 2020

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Brunel University London (BUL) is recruiting to EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) PhD studentships effective 1 October 2020.
  Separation column design for continuous liquid-liquid extraction for biopharma downstream processing
  Dr P Hewitson
Application Deadline: 26 June 2020

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Brunel University London (BUL) is recruiting to EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) PhD studentships effective 1 October 2020.
  Can we design stainless steel structures without the need for expensive and unsustainable fire protection?
  Dr K Cashell
Application Deadline: 26 June 2020

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Brunel University London (BUL) is recruiting to EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) PhD studentships effective 1 October 2020.
  Developing bio-augmented Concrete
  Prof M Fan
Application Deadline: 26 June 2020

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Brunel University London (BUL) is recruiting to EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) PhD studentships effective 1 October 2020.
  Materials for 4D Printing (Df4DP)
  Dr E Pei
Applications accepted all year round

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The next generation of Additive Manufacturing technologies will utilise the combination of different smart materials with Computer-Aided Design to produce multi-functional structures.
  Mathematical Models for 4D Printing
  Dr E Pei
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of this PhD is to develop mathematical algorithms and key principles for the Design of 4D Printing (Df4DP), with a view of evaluating and applying these fundamental concepts.
  Advanced Computer Aided Design Modelling – Developing Intelligent Surfaces and Textures from 4D Printing
  Dr E Pei
Applications accepted all year round

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4D Printing has been recognised to herald the next generation of Additive Manufacturing components that are intelligent to perform a series of controlled and programmed shape-deformation over time when exposed to stimuli.
  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.
  Developing a Computer Aided Design Interface for Multi-Material Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
  Dr E Pei
Applications accepted all year round

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The next generation of Additive Manufacturing technologies will utilise the combination of different materials at extremely small scales to produce multi-functional structures.
  Principles of Design for 4D Printing (Df4DP)
  Dr E Pei
Applications accepted all year round

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The next generation of Additive Manufacturing technologies will utilise the combination of different smart materials with Computer-Aided Design to produce multi-functional structures.
  Railway stray current induced corrosion in reinforced concrete linings
  Dr K Tang
Applications accepted all year round

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Railway electrification represents an important carbon strategy in the UK. It is estimated that an electric train consumes at least 20% less power (per passenger per mile) compared to a diesel-powered train.
  Characterisation of the fracture resistance of polymers used in fibre-reinforced composites and its rate dependence
  Dr G Alfano, Dr G Fern
Application Deadline: 26 June 2020

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Brunel University London (BUL) is recruiting to EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) PhD studentships effective 1 October 2020.
  Control of IC Engine Emissions with Addition of Hydrogen
  Prof T Megaritis, Dr L Ganippa
Applications accepted all year round

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Utilisation of hydrogen gas mixtures as means of controlling engine exhaust emissions through combustion improvements or aftertreatment systems enhanced performance.
  Developing the Dielectric Barrier Discharge Surface Plasma Actuators to Improve the Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics Performances of Aerofoil
  Dr TP Chong
Application Deadline: 26 June 2020

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Brunel University London (BUL) is recruiting to EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) PhD studentships effective 1 October 2020.
  Fouling reduction in Heat Pipe Heat Exchangers using design and CFD tools
  Prof H Jouhara
Applications accepted all year round

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The PhD student will thoroughly investigate fooling in Heat pipe based heat exchangers used in industrial waste heat recovery. After building a solid theoretical background on fooling in heat exchangers, the student will aim at modelling fouling using CFD tools and comparing it to the theory.
  Spray and Combustion Diagnostics
  Dr L Ganippa, Prof T Megaritis
Applications accepted all year round

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The main focus of this PhD will be on the understanding of the use of advanced renewable fuels to study details about fuel composition and its structure on spray characteristics, ignition and combustion under varying ambient conditions relevant to diesel and gas turbine engines.
  Using machine learning for early-stage aircraft wing design under uncertainty
  Dr A Kundu, Prof D Kennedy
Application Deadline: 24 July 2020

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Description of Project. Early-stage aircraft structural design must explore a large design space to ensure optimal aerodynamic and load bearing performance.
  Energy Harvesting for Autonomous Systems
  Research Group: Condensed Matter and Photonics
  Prof P M Smowton, Prof G Min
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is an exciting global megatrend and UK government priority area, which if to be realised, requires the development of a number of key enabling technologies with potentially huge scientific and market value.
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