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This DPhil is funded by Dstl under the MoD's National PhD Scheme. This 4-year award provides a maintenance grant at the UK Research Councils minimum stipend (currently £13590 pa) plus an uplift of £1500 pa. University and College tuition fees will be supported by the award at Home/EU level. We aim to appoint a student to begin on 1 October 2012.
To apply please access the online application system at: http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/postgraduate_courses/apply . Please quote studentship reference code: GT01. Submit a personal statement rather than a research proposal.
Bomphrey RJ. 2011. Advances in Animal Flight Aerodynamics Through Flow Measurement. Evolutionary Biology 38(4):1-11.
Bomphrey, R. J., Harding, N. J., Lawson, N. J., Taylor, G. K., & Thomas, A. L. R. (2005). The aerodynamics of Manduca sexta: digital particle image velocimetry of the leading-edge vortex, J. Exp. Biol., 208, 1079–1094.
Bomphrey, R. J., Lawson, N. J., Taylor, G. K., & Thomas, A. L. R. (2006). Application of digital particle image velocimetry to insect aerodynamics: measurement of the leading-edge vortex and near wake of a hawkmoth, Exp. Fluids. 40, 546-554.
Bomphrey, R. J., Lawson, N. J., Taylor, G. K., & Thomas, A. L. R. (2006). Digital particle image velocimetry measurements of the downwash distribution of a desert locust Schistocerca gregaria.
Taylor, G. K. (2007). Modelling the effects of unsteady flow phenomena on flapping flight dynamics— stability & control. In: R. Liebe, ed., Flow phenomena in Nature: a challenge to engineering design, Vol. 1, pp 155‐166, WIT Press, Southampton.
Taylor, G. K. & Krapp, H. G. (2007). Sensory systems and flight stability: what do insects measure, and why? Adv. Insect Physiol., 34, 231‐316.
Taylor, G. K. & Thomas, A. L. R. (2003). Dynamic flight stability in the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria. J. Exp. Biol. 206, 2803-2829.
Taylor, G. K. & Zbikowski, R. (2005). Nonlinear time-periodic models of the longitudinal flight dynamics of desert locusts Schistocerca gregaria. J. Roy. Soc. Interface 2, 197-221.
FTE Category A staff submitted: 223.80
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