The University of Bristol is looking for exceptional students for four years PhD scholarships in Engineering and Manufacturing for the academic session 2021-2022. The Advanced Composites PhD programme is based in the EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training in Composites Science, Engineering and Manufacturing.
The PhD comes with a generous allowance for equipment, software and conference travel for UK/EU/ International students.
|Scholarship Sponsor||University of Bristol|
|Scholarships level||PhD studentship|
|Fellowship Period||Four years|
|Study area||Engineering and Manufacturing|
|Opening date||February 17, 2021|
|Closing date||March 22, 2021|
Collaborative PhD projects between the University of Bristol and Rolls-Royce are available as follows:
- Repeated low energy impacts
In service, aerospace composite components are subject to many seemingly minor impact threats every day, for example, small runway debris or hailstones. Over a part’s lifetime, such impacts may have detrimental effects. This project seeks to experimentally and numerically investigate the effects of repeated low-level blows.
- Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC) Oxidation modelling
CMCs are materials that are used in high-temperature applications. Therefore, as well as thermo-mechanical loads and damage, they also encounter environmental degradation. This project will develop numerical models for this environmental degradation and its interaction with mechanical damage modes for CMCs.
- Strain energy release rates of real fracture surfaces
Delamination is a primary composites failure mode, characterised by strain energy release rate, measured using small coupon tests. In real structures, however, the failure is more complex, being affected by factors such as ply angles, friction and environmental and rate effects, and length scale. This project aims to understand structural scale delamination failure mechanisms better and account for this in numerical models.
Funding is available for two of the three project descriptions above.
It comprises one-year of innovative taught components and a three-year research project (as specified above). The taught components will allow engineering graduates to broaden their composites and scientific knowledge or fast-track graduates with science and mathematics backgrounds to acquire core engineering skills before specialising in industrial application.
For more information on the programme structure and the opportunities available to you on this degree, please visit the CDT website.
The deadline for applications is March 22, 2021
We’re looking for exceptional students with at least a high 2:1 Honours degree from across all engineering and science subjects. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Students website
Funding is available for UK/EU/international students covering tuition fees, and a tax-free stipend at the UKRI doctoral stipend level (expected to be £15,609 in 2021/22) topped up to a minimum of £17,109.
To apply for this studentship, submit a PhD application using our online application system. [www.bristol.ac.uk/pg-howtoapply]
Please select PhD Advanced Composites on the Programme Choice page and enter details of the studentship when prompted in the Funding and Research Details sections of the form.