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PhD: Offshore Renewable Energy (Mechanical Engineering with SGRE) – University of Strathclyde

Location: Glasgow

Funding For: UK Students, EU Students, International Students

Closing Date: 30th May 2023

The Wind & Marine Energy Systems & Structures (WAMSS) is an EPSRC-funded Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT), led by the University of Strathclyde, working collaboratively with Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh. The Centre aims to train the next generation of technical leaders, through EngD and PhD graduates, for the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) sector. Students complete 1 year of taught classes followed by 3 years of research.

This position will start in October 2023 and is suitable for high calibre candidates with a strong background in Mechanical/Manufacturing/Structural Engineering.

The research team you will join has research interests that will include but is not limited to:

  • Wind Energy Structural Design:
    • Modelling of structural loads (fatigue & extreme)
    • Composite materials: structural capabilities
  • Wind Turbine Manufacturing Automation:
    • Scaling highly manual production to higher volumes/cycle times
    • Process robustness
    • Decentralization of manufacturing
  • Wind Turbine Structural Health Monitoring:
    • Sensor robustness and accuracy
    • Failure prediction modelling and predictive maintenance
  • Assembly and Construction:
    • Process improvements in on-site assembly
    • Lead time reduction in assembly processes
    • Process robustness

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