Applications are invited for a self-funded post-graduate research in the field of materials science, environmental fatigue and gas turbines performance leading to the award of a PhD degree. Read more Read less
The project aims to develop a unified oxidation-fatigue crack model for next generation of nickel-based turbine materials both coated and surface mechanically treated. The developed model will be achieved by physics-based and experimental data driven, and will be validated by environmental test data generated in this project and advanced inspection techniques. The tests will be carried out using the Cranfield University state-of-the-art High Temperature Corrosion facilities. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work alongside our industrial partners and gain significant learning experience, networking and present at conferences.
At a glance
- Application deadline17 Dec 2021
- Award type(s)PhD
- Start date31 Jan 2022
- Duration of award3 years
- EligibilityUK, EU, Rest of World
- Reference numberSATM233
Entry requirementsCandidates should have a minimum of an upper second (2.1) honours bachelor’s engineering degree (or equivalent) or master’s in Aerospace Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science or related disciplines.
In addition, the candidate should have an excellent understanding of fracture mechanics and experience in finite element modelling and scripting tools and programming languages.
A good command of English is essential for the position, both written and oral.
FundingThis is a self-funded PhD; open to UK, EU and International applicants.
About the sponsorThis is a self-funded PhD that includes the ability to participate in industry-led research initiatives and access to the Cranfield Doctoral Training Network.
Cranfield Doctoral Network
Research students at Cranfield benefit from being part of a dynamic, focused and professional study environment and all become valued members of the Cranfield Doctoral Network. This network brings together both research students and staff, providing a platform for our researchers to share ideas and collaborate in a multi-disciplinary environment. It aims to encourage an effective and vibrant research culture, founded upon the diversity of activities and knowledge. A tailored programme of seminars and events, alongside our Doctoral Researchers Core Development programme (transferable skills training), provide those studying a research degree with a wealth of social and networking opportunities.