|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||£18,622 per annum|
|Placed On:||6th June 2023|
|Closes:||29th August 2023|
Construction of large and deep shafts in urban areas is necessary for various construction activities, such as tunnel construction where shafts serve as integral components of the tunnel construction and often operational phases. As tunnels are constructed ever deeper due to the congestion of underground space, so must the shafts be sunk to deeper levels. Shafts may suffer stability issues as a result of various factors, which can, in the worst case, result in catastrophic failures, or more typically in ground movements. These ground movements, which can have serious and detrimental effects on nearby existing structures and infrastructure in urban areas, are the topic of this PhD project.
The PhD student will work with Professor Alec Marshall and Dr Charles Heron of the Nottingham Centre for Geomechanics alongside Dr Benoit Jones from INBYE Engineering. The PhD studentship will be partly funded by industry support from INBYE Engineering. The involvement of Dr Jones will ensure that this PhD project is directly relevant to today's industry needs and ensure that project outcomes have an immediate impact on industry practices.
This PhD project aims to:
Numerical modelling of the problem may also be included depending on the background and specific expertise/interests of the PhD candidate.
Applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a 1st class or 2.1 honours degree (or international equivalent) in Engineering or a related subject. A relevant Master's degree in these areas would be advantageous.
Due to funding restrictions this position is only available for Home candidates. International students may be considered but should contact Prof Alec Marshall to discuss.
This PhD studentship is fully funded for 36 months starting in October 2023. This funding covers the payment of tuition fees at the UK/home rate and gives you a tax-free stipend at the standard UKRI rate (currently £18,622 per year). International students must pay the difference between UK and international fees.
How to apply
Please contact Prof Alec Marshall (email@example.com ) before submitting an online application. Please send a cover letter and a copy of your CV with your up to date relevant experience.
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