The University of Surrey has launched the PhD Project in Advanced Fatigue Analysis of Metallic Railway Bridges for the academic year 2023-2023 to develop advanced fatigue analysis methods and tools for metallic railway bridges through experimental and analytical investigations.
Network Rail is funding a three-year studentship for the project. It has the authority to reimburse UK/EU students’ academic fees and provide them with a stipend of £16,500 per year to cover their living expenses. Students with an MEng/BEng/MSc in Civil/Structural/Mechanical/Aeronautical/Automotive Engineering and comparable abilities who have a UK equivalent 2:1 classification or higher will be considered.
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Application Deadline: The last date to apply is 30th June 2023.
Number of Awards: NA
Access Mode: Online
Nationality: Domestic and International
University or Organization: University of Surrey
Course Level: PhD
The award can be taken in the United Kingdom.
Eligible Countries: All UK and EU nationals are eligible to apply.
Eligible Course or Subjects: Students can apply to the University of Surrey’s Civil and Environmental Engineering PhD program.
Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must meet all of the following/given requirements to be considered:
Candidates should have experience in numerical (FE) modeling of structures and/or MATLAB, as well as a working knowledge of fatigue and fracture in metallic structures.
How to Apply
How to Apply: Applicants must submit their applications through the university’s admissions portal. All students who apply for an eligible program and meet the scholarship criteria will be automatically evaluated.
Supporting Documents: Applicants must submit a cover letter outlining their interest in the project, a CV detailing relevant qualifications and prior experience in areas relevant to the project, transcripts, and the names and contact information of two referees, one of whom should be familiar with the applicant’s academic record, particularly in projects/dissertations.
Admission Requirements: An MEng/BEng/MSc in Civil/Structural/Mechanical/Aeronautical/Automotive Engineering with a UK equivalent 2:1 classification or higher is required.
Language Requirement: The students must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests:
IELTS – 6.5
The selected candidates will receive a three-year studentship partially financed by Network Rail, which will cover academic fees for UK/EU students as well as a stipend of £16,500 per year from the University of Surrey to cover living expenses.