|Funding for:||UK Students|
|Funding amount:||£17,668 per annum - please see advert|
|Placed On:||29th September 2022|
|Closes:||29th December 2022|
Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield. Start date of this project is negotiable but preferably 30th November 2022 (or as soon as possible).
About the project:
From transportation (e.g. aviation, shipping) to energy generation sectors (e.g. wind energy, oil and gas), turbulent flows are frequently encountered. Turbulence is a major source of skin-friction drag (which accounts up to 90% of overall drag in shipping and up to 50% in aviation in cruise condition), and the reduction of skin-friction drag even by a few percent in transportation and energy generation sectors translates directly to significant reductions in fuel consumption and emissions. So, to reduce skin-friction drag and hence energy consumptions and emissions, it is critical to understand and accurately model turbulent flows as well as to develop realistic flow control strategies. For that purpose, we will carry out a cutting-research on turbulent flows using state-of-the-art experimental techniques (e.g. Particle Image Velocimetry, fiber optic sensors), and based on the insights gained from the experimental data we will employ data-driven approaches to develop models and flow control/drag reduction strategies for turbulent flows.
During this project, the PhD candidate will gain significant experience in:
Applicants require (or are expected to gain) a good undergraduate or master’s degree (at least a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent). The candidates should also have a keen interest in fluid mechanics.
Funding includes Tuition Fees and a stipend of £17,668 tax-free per annum for up to 4 years (only for UK students).
Please note that this project will close as soon as a suitable applicant is secured. Hence, we suggest that you do not delay submitting your application.
How to apply:
Applications should be made at: www.shef.ac.uk/mecheng/phd/applying
Applications should include:
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