Dynamic analysis of offshore wind turbines foundations
PhDs and postgraduate research
Funded PhD Project (UK and EU students only)
School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
4 May 21
Candidates applying for this project may be eligible to compete for one of a small number of bursaries available; these cover tuition fees at the UK rate for three years and a stipend in line with the UKRI rate (£15,609 for 2021/22). Bursary recipients will also receive a £1,500 p.a. for project costs/consumables.
The work on this project could involve
- Experimentally investigate dynamic soil-structure interaction behaviour of offshore wind turbines supported by different foundations.
- Soil element testing to characterise the soil properties.
- Evaluating the performance and behaviour of offshore wind turbines foundations during transient phase.
You'll need a good first degree from an internationally recognised university (minimum upper second class or equivalent, depending on your chosen course) or a Master’s degree in an appropriate subject. In exceptional cases, we may consider equivalent professional experience and/or Qualifications. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
You’ll need to have a basic understanding of Geotechnical, Structural and Earthquake Engineering. You should be capable of carrying out independent research, lab experiments (soil element and shaking table testing) and develop a numerical modelling using 3D software. Ability to prepare research articles is desirable.
How to apply
When you are ready to apply, you can use our online application form. Make sure you submit a personal statement, proof of your degrees and grades, details of two referees, proof of your English language proficiency and an up-to-date CV. Our ‘How to Apply’ page offers further guidance on the PhD application process.
If you want to be considered for this funded PhD opportunity you must quote project code SCES5890521 when applying.