PhD in Engineering: Numerical modelling of self-healing in cementitious materials

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Key facts

Application deadline 31 August 2017
Start date October 2017
Duration 3.5 years
Level of study Postgraduate research
Award type PhD studentship
Number of studentships 1

This funded PhD project is linked to a major research programme on self-healing cementitious materials.

This specific PhD will involve the extension of a research finite element program to allow the simulation of various self-healing processes. This will involve the simulation of micro-cracking, macro-cracking, fluid flow within cracks and the hardening (or curing) of healing agents

The work will be closely linked to a substantial experimental investigation into these material systems and it is expected that the numerical work will feed into the experimental developments and vice-versa. There are many interesting computational challenges associated with the work and it has the advantage that it is linked to a real and important application.



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Funding details

Tuition fee support Full UK/EU tuition fees
Overseas candidates will be required to pay the difference between the home and overseas fee.
Maintenance stipend Doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum

Eligibility criteria

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

Candidates should hold a minimum 2:1 degree in a relevant subject.

The PhD will suit someone who is able in mathematics, programming, engineering theory and who has a good understanding of material behaviour.


Postgraduate Research Admissions, School of Engineering

Consideration is automatic upon application for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (start date of October 2017).

In the funding section of your application, please select 'I will be applying for a scholarship / grant' and specify that you are applying for advertised funding from the School. In the research proposal section, include the project description contained here.

Applicants are also invited to send a CV and covering email/letter to

Please ensure that you quote the reference RL-RM4L1-2017 in the email subject field.

We reserve the right to close applications early should sufficient applications be received.


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