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PhD Engineering Analysis, Simulation and Tribology

Faculty of Science & Technology, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford Campus

The Engineering Analysis, Simulation and Tribology (EAST) group embraces the core disciplines of thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and heat transfer.

Our research is focussed on modelling of renewable energy bio-mass gasification, algae, and solar evaporation systems. The tribological life-cycle (wear and scuffing) analysis, boundary lubrication "clean technology" aspects of internal combustion (IC) engines. Our fluid flow and convective heat transfer research is being conducted on the theory of convection in tube bundle cross flow optimisation and jet-flows. The theoretical research concentrates on CFD and finite element (FE) studies (simulation tools).

We also carry out research in three-phase slurry flow optimisation. our current projects include:

* design, development of air
* design and development of renewable energy
* development of world's first known theoretical Tribology simulation package based on numerical and genetic algorithms
* manufacturing process heat recovery and water recycling system design
* development of the new techniques for experimental probabilistic design method.

Much of the research within EAST focuses on the study of nonlinear problems as applied to mechanical energy absorbers, from localised shell and panel buckling to simplified models with modified material cards. Significant advances using HYPERWORKS, LS-DYNA 3D, ANSYS and PAMCRASH have been made in modelling the folding of vehicle structure and impact barriers during crash tests. Research into design and testing of passive and active energy absorbers for earthquake damping and roadside pedestrian protection systems are the core activities of this sub-area.

You will be supervised by experts who have been working in this area of research for the past 12 years with extensive publication track record. There is also a wealth of knowledge and archive data within the group. Our members also have direct access to industrial collaborators in the field. Additionally, we have collaborations with number of overseas universities.

You will have full access to variety of CAD finite element and computational fluid dynamics simulation packages as well as full access to a scanning electron microscope, machine shop and rapid prototyping machines. Specific projects will have access to industrial experimental facilities.

Candidates seeking admission to the degree of MPhil or MPhil with possibility of transfer to PhD will normally be required to hold a first or upper second class honours degree of a university, or any other institution of higher education in the UK with degree-awarding powers or a qualification which is regarded by Anglia Ruskin as equivalent to a first or upper second class honours degree.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score: 600
TOEFL computer-based test score: 250
TOEFL internet-based test score: 100
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Degree Level: PhD
Tuition Fee: € 5,200 / Year (EEA) , € 12,070 / Year (Non-EEA)
Duration:3 Years
Start Date:January  2019, September  2019
Delivery Mode:On Campus
Study Nature:Full-time
Disciplines: Computer Science & IT
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