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2022 Scholarships in Aura CDT Innovative Decommissioning

The University of Hull is offering a full-time Aura CDT Scholarship to students who wants to pursue a degree program at the Institution.

Why study at the University of Hull? As part of their studies at this university, candidates can expect placement opportunities, fieldwork, practicum, and networking activities. The university stresses innovation and takes a global approach to education.

The aim of this project is to develop computational models of these removal processes, to understand their effectiveness in different soil conditions and to enable prototype and full scale take up to be developed. It will allow cost-effective parametric analysis and virtual prototyping prior to expensive demonstration and risk adverse deployment. The nature of the study through computational techniques also allows not only the extraction method to be optimised but also the geometry of the piles for future designs to aid extraction whilst maintaining in-service requirements. One key objective on the way to the full model will be validation against physical modelling and field data.

For the PhD student, the scientific novelty will comprise: development of new computational techniques of much wider applicability to problems in civil and mechanical engineering; the first parametric study of monopile removal techniques and the derivation of initial guidelines for removal methods for industry.

This PhD scholarship is offered by the Aura Centre for Doctoral Training in Offshore Wind Energy and the Environment; a partnership between the Universities of Durham, Hull, Newcastle and Sheffield.

Eligibility criteria for the Scholarships in Aura CDT Innovative Decommissioning

  • If you have received a First-class Honours degree or a 2:1 Honours degree and a Masters (or the international equivalents) in Engineering, Earth Science, Mathematics, Physics, with an interest in computational methods, we would like to hear from you.
  • Applicants must have a previous year degree.
  • Applicants must meet the necessary language proficiency requirements of the host institution.

Eligible Countries: International

Type: PhD

Value of Award: £16,062 per annum

Number of Awards: Not Mentioned

Method of Application: Applicants must take admission in PhD degree at the university. Thereafter they can apply through an online processor.

Application Deadline: 6 June 2022.

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