|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Funding amount:||£20,000 + p.a. tax free, subject to eligibility criteria and contracts|
|Placed On:||15th June 2019|
|Closes:||31st August 2019|
The Ultrasonics and Non-Destructive Group at the University of Bristol and Rolls Royce are seeking a top class candidate to undertake research leading to the award of an Engineering Doctorate (EngD).
The studentship is offered through the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Innovation in NDE (FIND CDT) which is a partnership between a select group of universities and companies offering a 4-year Engineering doctorate designed to launch outstanding graduates into an engineering career.
This project will deliver automated analysis techniques for inspections of the new composite fan blades that will provide game-changing capability for the company.
Carbon fibre material is increasingly being considered for aero-engine components. Such components are being designed to withstand high loads and to have more complex shapes, making inspection for material integrity both more important and more difficult. New analysis techniques are required and are being developed for defects such as porosity. However, such techniques create large data sets that become time consuming and difficult, or impossible, to interpret by a human inspector.
The aims of the project will include:
The student will work at the University of Bristol before relocating to Rolls-Royce in Filton (Bristol) for a significant portion of their studies, where they will work within the NDE Research team.
How to apply:
Interested applicants should first send an up-to-date CV to email@example.com prior to application.
Please make an online application for this project at www.bris.ac.uk/pg-howtoapply. Please select < Mechanical Engineering> on the Programme Choice page and enter details of the studentship when prompted in the Funding and Research Details sections of the form with the name of the supervisor.
A minimum 2.1 honours degree in Mechanical Engineering Physics or a related discipline.
Basic skills and knowledge required
An enquiring and rigorous approach to research together with a strong intellect and disciplined work habits. Good team-working, observational and communication skills are essential.
The post is supported by a bursary and fees (at the UK/EU student rate) provided by EPSRC, together with a generous top up by the sponsor company, Rolls Royce.
Candidates can check their suitability at www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/students/help/eligibility
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