|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Funding amount:||£17,668 - please see advert|
|Placed On:||27th March 2023|
|Closes:||17th April 2023|
A fully funded PhD studentship is available for up to 4 years in the area of structural vibration starting October 2023 at the University of Sheffield. The post is partially funded by Vestas Aircoil and partly by the EPSRC. An excellent degree in a numerate discipline such as mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, applied mechanics, civil engineering, physics, mathematics, or a related field is essential. A strong background in computational mechanics, vibration engineering, experimental modal analysis, or a related field is of advantage. Within the project, there is provision for brief training at the company in Denmark.
The project requires developing computational models, as informed by laboratory measurements, that will enable vibration management in charge air cooler structures. Vibration prediction in these structures poses significant theoretical and computational challenges due to the so-called mode degeneracy and clustering of vibration modes in narrow bands of frequency. The aim of the project is to work towards providing a digital twin for this class of structures. These structures have a generic architecture that involves flexible elastic tubes and fins. Considerations to imperfections leading to potential mode localisation will need to be given. A programme of experimental measurements followed by theoretical and computational analysis will have to be taken up.
To apply, please visit www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/phd/apply/applying including your CV, two academic references, a personal statement and relevant transcripts and indicate on your form that you are replying to this advert. A research proposal is not required for this post. Overseas applicants will require an acceptable English qualification such as IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 and minimum of 6 in each component or equivalent.
For more details contact Prof Atul Bhaskar (A.Bhaskar@sheffield.ac.uk)
The position is open to overseas candidates. However, in order to be considered for full funding on a competitive basis, you must apply by 17th April 2023.
The funding covers the cost of tuition fees and provides an annual tax-free stipend for 4 years at the standard UK research rate (£17,668 in 2022/23).
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