PhD Studentship in Experimental Fluids For Aerospace Application University of Nottingham, Department of Engineering United Kingdom

PhD Studentship in Experimental Fluids For Aerospace Application


Closing Date
Monday, 31st December 2018


Applications are invited for a PhD student to conduct experimental research on two-phase flow representative of aero engine bearing chambers/gear boxes. The successful candidate will join the University of Nottingham’s Gas Turbines and Transmissions Research Centre (G2TRC) which works on a range of projects the majority of which are for the Rolls Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) in Gas Turbine Transmission Systems. The G2TRC comprises a team of around 50 researchers, academics, engineers, technicians and administrators. This well-established research group has taken part in a number of EU and TSB/IUK funded research programs.


The G2TRC is conducting exciting and leading research supporting the formulation of two-phase flow strategies for engine transmission systems, gear boxes, engine core and accessories. We are interested detailed velocity measurements of air and water for shearing flows to identify values for the interfacial shear stress to inform interfacial turbulence models run by an associated research student. The successful candidate will use advanced optical methods to make measurements in a test facility and liaise closely with the CFD team modelling the same configuration. We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person who meets the academic requirements for enrolment for PhD research at the University of Nottingham. Ideally you will have a 1st class or good 2:1 honours degree in a relevant engineering or related subject, and an enquiring and rigorous approach to research together with a strong intellect and disciplined work habits. A keen interest in multiphase flow applications and how it relates to aero engine transmissions is essential. Good team-working, flexibility and communication skills are all essential for this post.


This PhD studentship will cover fees and stipend of £16,800 p.a. for 3.5 years. Due to funding restrictions this studentship is only available to UK and EU citizens. Candidates should be able to start on 1st February 2019.


Due to the nature of this post, all offers of employment will be subject to the appropriate level of security clearance and an independent verification of unspent convictions obtained by means of a Basic Disclosure Certificate obtained from Disclosure Scotland, or an overseas police check.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr David Hann . Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. You may also like to look at the G2TRC website at:


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