28/11/2017

PhD in Engineering: Optimisation for novel structural-material configuration

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  • ORGANISATION NAME
    Cardiff University
  • ORGANISATION COUNTRY
    United Kingdom
  • FUNDING TYPE
    Funding
  • DEADLINE DATE
    30/09/2018
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Professions and applied sciences
  • CAREER STAGE
    First Stage Researcher (R1) (Up to the point of PhD)

Outline

 

The primary approach of interest is topology optimisation using the

level set method to produce new and unintuitive design. The method is

applicable at materials and structural scale, the coupling of scales

and/or multiple physics (such as structural and electromagnetics) for

multifunctional structures. Materials may be composites, metal or smart.

This project is primarily numerical and computational in nature, with

an interest in finite element and/or PDE systems. A keen enthusiasm to

learn engineering optimisation based on multivariable calculus is

required. The primary tasks will be conducted by programming in C/C++.

The PhD is placed in an active research group

located both at Cardiff University and the University of California,

San Diego and will require travelling between the two institutions.

However, the degree awarding institution and primary base will be

Cardiff University. Working collaboratively and cooperating with the

research group and external collaborators will be essential to the

success of the project.

 

What is funded

 

Tuition fee support Full UK/EU tuition fees
Maintenance stipend Doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum

 

Duration

3.5 years full time

Eligibility

 

Residency Open to all students of any nationality without restrictions (UK/EU and International)
Academic criteria

Candidates should hold or expect to gain a

First class or a good 2.1 MEng degree and/or an appropriate Master’s

level qualification (or their equivalent) in a relevant subject area

(such as Engineering, Physics, and Applied Mathematics).