|Funding for:||UK Students|
|Funding amount:||Applicant must be UK nationals £16,000 p.a. for 3.5 years, plus full tuition fees.|
|Placed On:||6th June 2023|
|Closes:||30th August 2023|
Start date - 02/10/2023
Fee status of eligible applicants: UK only
Duration of Award - 4 years
Supervisors- 1st Supervisor: Professor Panos Laskaridis, Dr Drew Sanders
Sponsored by EPSRC and GKN, this studentship will provide a bursary of up to £17,668 (tax free) plus fees* for four years.
A fully funded PhD studentship and great opportunity to work closely with a leading aerospace organisation at the forefront of Sustainable Aviation to research and develop novel aircraft aerodynamic and thermal management concepts . We are looking for enthusiastic, inquisitive and motivated researchers with a strong interest in aerodynamics to join a diverse and inclusive research group focusing on technologies for the decarbonisation of aviation and the exploration of advanced aerodynamic and energy based analysis methods.
This is an Industry-EPSRC CASE Award that focuses on the development of new aerodynamic analysis and thermal management concepts that will utilise the wasted heat from the aircraft power and propulsion systems to heat up the skin of the aircraft to improve its aerodynamic performance. The successful candidate will join a diverse, world class research group and will work closely with the industrial sponsor and other international researchers. The researcher will also have the opportunity to have an industrial placement.
The research will focus on aerodynamics and innovative aircraft concepts that will contribute to the development of sustainable and green aerodynamic solutions for aviation. It will combine elements of whole aircraft aerodynamic analysis, heat transfer and aircraft performance.
The researcher will develop and apply energy based aerodynamic analysis methods to research and analyse the effect of using the heat generated by novel power and propulsion systems on the aerodynamic performance of the aircraft.
Findings and outcomes will be used to evaluate and influence the feasibility of future, energy efficient and aerodynamically improved aircraft concepts and will contribute to the development of innovative solutions and methods that have the potential to revolutionise aviation leading to the design of the next generation of sustainable and environmentally friendly aircraft. It will also inform research strategies and technology roadmaps including the development of future test campaigns and flying demonstrators.
The researcher will work closely with specialists and technology managers of a well known industrial organisation. You will have the opportunity to have industrial placements as well as attend national and international events and conferences and interact with international and European experts working on similar topics. The research and supervisory team at Cranfield have developed world class research capabilities related to the topic along with strong international links that will offer the opportunity to the researcher to interact with leading international experts in the topic.
Applicants should have a good first degree in mechanical/aerospace engineering or computing, maths or physics or any other relevant topic. An MSc or relevant work experience will be beneficial. Knowledge of aerodynamics and CFD will be highly beneficial.
Applicant must be UK nationals £16,000 p.a. for 3.5 years, plus full tuition fees.
How to apply
For further information please contact:
Name: Professor Panos Laskaridis
If you are eligible to apply for this studentship, please complete the online application form.
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