|UK Students, EU Students, International Students
|Funding for tuition fees and a living stipend are available on a competitive basis
|28th November 2023
|28th February 2024
Supervisory Team: Ivo Peters
Cavitation damage poses a substantial threat to equipment across various industries, impacting performance, increasing maintenance costs, causing downtime, and posing safety and environmental risks. This PhD project aims to deepen our understanding of cavitation bubble dynamics near complex geometries and boundaries with non-Newtonian properties. By investigating the influence of geometric features on porous surfaces, observing the interaction between bubbles and non-Newtonian fluids, and exploring the potential of dual-material boundaries, we seek to engineer materials that can mitigate cavitation damage and noise effectively.
The research will employ laser-induced cavitation to experimentally explore the dynamics of cavitation bubbles near complex boundaries in three key steps:
We are seeking candidates with a strong background in mechanical engineering, fluid dynamics, or a related field. Experience in experimental techniques, fluid dynamics, and materials science will be advantageous. You will join an enthusiastic, friendly, and supportive team of PhD students and postdocs that all work on different experimental and numerical fluids projects within the Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics Research Group.
A very good undergraduate degree (at least a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent).
Applications should be received no later than 31 August 2024 for standard admissions, but later applications may be considered depending on the funds remaining in place.
Funding for tuition fees and a living stipend are available on a competitive basis. Funding will be awarded on a rolling basis, so apply early for the best opportunity to be considered.
How To Apply
Apply online: Search for a Postgraduate Programme of Study (soton.ac.uk). Select programme type (Research), 2024/25, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, next page select “PhD Engineering & Environment (Full time)”. In Section 2 of the application form you should insert the name of the supervisor Ivo Peters
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