|Location:||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Funding for:||UK Students|
|Funding amount:||£21,000 a research training support grant + UKRI fees paid.|
|Placed On:||9th February 2023|
|Closes:||31st March 2023|
Fully funded Studentship with a tax-free annual living allowance of £21,000, a research training support grant + UKRI fees paid.
Bridges are essential elements of infrastructure the world over and their maintenance and protection is critical to ensure public safety and to facilitate travel within and between the places people live and work. Bridge failure can be devastating, resulting in loss of life, injury and huge costs. This project focuses on one threat to bridge safety, scour: the erosion of soil surrounding the piers and abutments forming bridge foundations. Scour is caused by fast-moving water removing sediment from around the foundations, leaving holes that can seriously compromise bridge integrity. This is the most common cause of bridge failure, either directly over a long period, or accelerated by flooding. The wetter winters and more intense summer storms expected due to climate change make the question of how to protect bridge foundations all the more pressing. There is thus considerable interest in better understanding scour.
This project is a unique opportunity to use Newcastle University’s state of the art facilities for experimental work and to be involved in development of new numerical models to investigate scour with and without features designed to protect bridge foundations. New solutions will be sought and critical questions answered by this timely and exciting project. This PhD is linked to the EPSRC CDT WIRe Programme, which gives the additional benefit of attending all programme activities (further information email@example.com).
Number Of Awards
25 September 2023
Application Closing Date
31 March 2023
Newcastle University, School of Engineering.
Dr Caspar Hewett and Dr Vassilis Glenis
A First Meng/MSc in a relevant subject or First or upper second class UG degree (2:1). Enthusiasm for research, the ability to think and work independently, excellent analytical skills and strong verbal and written communication skills are also essential requirements.
This PhD is open to home UK candidates only.
How To Apply
You must apply through the University’s Apply to Newcastle Portal
Once registered select ‘Create a Postgraduate Application’.
Use ‘Course Search’ to identify your programme of study:
You will then need to provide the following information in the ‘Further Questions’ section:
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