|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Funding amount:||Not Specified|
|Placed On:||19th November 2019|
|Expires:||19th February 2020|
Applications are invited for a research studentship in the field of nonlinear structural dynamics and control, leading to the award of a PhD degree. The post is supported by a bursary and fees (at the UK/EU student rate) provided by the EPSRC. EPSRC candidates should fulfil the eligibility criteria for the award. Please check your suitability at the following web site:
The constant drive to improve aircraft performance is leading to lighter and more flexible structures where nonlinearity is increasingly present. Nonlinearity can arise from many different sources such as large amplitude vibrations, buckling, fluid-structure interactions, or more simply friction and free-play between components. The presence of nonlinearity poses important challenges to engineers because nonlinear systems can exhibit a wide range of complicated dynamic behaviours that are very difficult to predict and potentially disastrous.
The Dynamics Group develops new tools and methods to advance our understanding of nonlinearity and our ability to predict and address its effects on the dynamics of structures. This involves the development and exploitation of advanced computational, experimental and control techniques. Depending on your interest, this project can focus on different topics in these broad areas. For instance, the project could contribute to one (or combine some) of the following subjects:
You will be part of the Rolls-Royce Vibration University Technology Centre and carry out your work in collaboration with other departments in the college as well as other UK and international universities.
You will be an enthusiastic and self-motivated person who meets the academic requirements for enrolment for the PhD degree at Imperial College London. You will have a 1st class honours degree in mechanical engineering or a related subject, and 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.
To find out more about research at Imperial College London in this area, go to:
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For further details of the post contact Dr Ludovic Renson firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested applicants should send an up-to-date curriculum vitae to Dr Renson. Suitable candidates will be required to complete an electronic application form at Imperial College London in order for their qualifications to be addressed by College Registry.
Closing date: until post filled
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