PhD Studentship: Aero-engine Intake Aerodynamic Design and Analysis. In Collaboration with Rolls-Royce plc

Cranfield University - Propulsion Engineering Centre

Application Deadline: ASAP

Start Date: January 2017

Duration of award: 3 years

Supervisor: Dr. David G. MacManus

In collaboration with Rolls-Royce plc, this studentship will be paid a tax-free stipend of approximately £14,300 p.a. for 3 years, plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate.

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in the Propulsion Engineering Centre, Cranfield University, in the field of aero-engine installation performance and aerodynamics.

Current work at Cranfield University is developing methods for the design of aero-engine intakes for podded engine configurations. The overall aim of the PhD research is to develop tools, experience and design guidance in the design of future aero-engine intakes in association with fan systems for future ultra-high bypass engine configurations. The main activities are expected to include design studies, novel parameterisation approaches, intake aerodynamic assessments and the investigation of methods to reduce the computational requirements for the aero-line optimization such as through response surface methods, reduced geometric parameterization or multi-fidelity approaches.

Entry requirements:

Applicants for the post must have a first-class or upper second-class degree in engineering or a related area. An aerospace background would be a distinct advantage as would experience of computational aerodynamics, aero-engine modelling and programming.


This studentship is for UK/EU applicants only.

How to apply:

For further information please contact Dr. MacManus by email for an informal discussion if required. Please include the keyword INST16C in the subject field.

If you are eligible to apply for this research studentship, please complete the online application form.


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