EPSRC iCASE PhD in Engineering: Novel gas turbine combustor designs for flexible power generation using additive layer manufacturing
|Application deadline||31 May 2018|
|Start date||1 October 2018|
|Level of study||Postgraduate research|
|Award type||PhD studentship|
|Number of studentships||1|
Cardiff University’s Gas Turbine Research Centre (GTRC) specialises in detailed characterisation of GT combustors through advanced laser diagnostics and optical combustors.
GTRC recently manufactured, using Renishaw ALM, water-cooled nozzles which could not be built otherwise for an idealised burner. The aim of this Renishaw co-funded PhD project is to take the next logical step to optimise ALM for novel GT combustor designs, where surface finish, air and fuel injection, and cooling are critical to avoid inefficient combustion and/or excessive emissions.
Carbon-free fuels such as hydrogen and ammonia will be a specific focus, in particular ‘rich-quench-lean’ combustor technologies. The novel designs will then be fully characterised at GTRC using a suite of optical, acoustic, and emissions measurement as well as modelling techniques to evaluate future market potential.
|Tuition fee support||Full UK/EU tuition fees|
|Maintenance stipend||Doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum|
|Additional funding offered||With an annual enhancement of at £2000.|
|Residency||UK Research Council eligibility conditions apply|
Candidates should hold or expect to gain a good first degree and/or a Master’s level qualification (or their equivalent) in an appropriate subject area.
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
The studentship is open to: UK students; EU students who have been resident in the UK for three years at the course start date; other candidates who can demonstrate a connection to the UK, usually through residency. Other EU applications may be eligible for a fees-only award.
Consideration is automatic upon application for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering with a October 2018 start date.
In the "Research proposal and Funding" section of your application, please specify the project title and supervisors of this project and copy the project description in the text box provided.
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Additionally, interested applicants are invited to send a CV and covering email/letter to Engineering-PGR@Cardiff.ac.uk.
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We reserve the right to close applications early should sufficient applications be received.