|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Funding amount:||Tax-free stipend of £15,609 a year (2021/22 rates - stipend will rise in line with the level set by the Research Council) for the duration of the studentship plus tuition fees at the UK rate.|
|Placed On:||5th October 2021|
|Closes:||21st November 2021|
Reference number: ABCE21/Cundall
Start date of studentship: 1 January 2022
Closing date of advert: 21 November 2021
Interview date: tbc
Primary supervisor: Professor Richard Buswell
Secondary supervisor: Professor Sergio Cavalaro
You will join a world-leading research group at the cutting edge of design for digital manufacturing in construction and co-develop new tools for the design of structural components manufactured by 3D Concrete Printing in partnership with Cundall (www.cundall.com), a global multi-disciplinary engineering practice. The concrete printing group at Loughborough currently numbers 15 academics, research associates, interns and PhD students.
Loughborough University is a top-ten university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough, you will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Doctoral College, including tailored advice to help you succeed in your research and future career.
Find out more: www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/supporting-you/research/
The School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering boasts world class facilities, with one of the fastest High-Performance Computer clusters in the UK and a £1.4m investment in its 3,000m2 laboratory, home to the two 100kg payload robots that underpin the work of the Hybrid Concrete Printing Group.
Full Project Detail:
3D Concrete Printing is a digitally driven, off-site, large-scale additive manufacturing technology, which is rapidly establishing itself worldwide. Key to wider application is the manufacture of structural materials that combine cement-based concretes and mortars with reinforcement.
This PhD will focus on the development of digital modelling tools and techniques to support structural design calculation and simulation. The candidate will be excited by the application of modelling techniques and undertaking experimental validation. The candidate will benefit from working closely with a leading structural engineering practice providing excellent industrial experience and the potential to embed the developed codes into practice.
Find out more:
Key papers from the group can be found listed here (many open access)
Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. A relevant master’s degree and/or employment experience would be an advantage. Knowledge of control and automation, CAD/CAM, cementitious materials and/or design/digital workflow is desirable.
The three-year studentship is intended to start 1 January 2022. It provides a tax-free stipend of £15,609 a year (2021/22 rates – stipend will rise in line with the level set by the Research Council) for the duration of the studentship plus tuition fees at the UK rate. International students may apply for these positions; funding will cover tuition fees at the international rate in full, but the student will be responsible for their own living costs (estimated at £15,000 per year).
For information about the project, please contact:
Name: Professor Richard Buswell
Email address: R.A.Buswell@lboro.ac.uk
Telephone number: +44 (0)1509 223783
Name: Professor Sergio Cavalaro
Email address: S.Cavalaro@lboro.ac.uk
Telephone number: +44(0)1509 223853
Name: Rasti Bartek
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone number: +44 (0)20 7438 1600
For information about the application process, please contact:
Name: Mr Berkeley Young
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Telephone number: +44 (0)1509 222611
How to apply:
Applications should be made online at www.lboro.ac.uk/study/apply/research/ and must include an outline research proposal. Under programme name, please select Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering (Built Environment).
Please quote reference number: ABCE21/Cundall
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