Engineering: Fully Funded PhD at Swansea: ADDED Solids, Structures and Coupled Systems
- Full cost of tuition fees, plus a stipend
- 27 January 2020
Engineering: Fully Funded PhD Scholarship: Advanced Data-Driven Engineering Design (ADDED): Solids, Structures and Coupled Systems
This scholarship is funded by Swansea University's College of Engineering in:
- Advanced Data-Driven Engineering Design (ADDED): Solids, Structures and Coupled Systems
Subject areas: Big Data; Machine Learning; High-Performance Computing; Engineering Simulation; Computational Mechanics
The digital revolution offers an exciting opportunity to disrupt the engineering sector. There is a need to develop a national Data-Driven Engineering Design capability to bridge the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) gap across applications that are notoriously difficult and expensive to prototype. This will require a multidisciplinary community from industry and academia to bridge the disciplines of the AI, HPC and Industry 4.0 technologies.
Our goal is to establish a platform, which leads to systems and processes that are designed for data, and designed by data. To do this, the design process must be turned on its head, it is no longer appropriate for designers to focus solely on the operational use as optimisation targets. As part of a circular economy, usage and monitoring across entire life-cycles must be the cornerstone of development. Current practice is to base design decisions for systems and processes on computational modelling or simulation that emulates expected utilisation scenarios to evaluate predicted performance. Research in this centre of excellence will pursue an approach that focuses on data-based outcomes to project backwards how systems and processes should be utilised in order to inform optimal design.
Candidates should hold a first or upper second-class honours degree (or its equivalent) or a Master’s degree in a subject area related to the project (engineering, materials science, computer science, mathematics, physics and cognate disciplines).
Experience with engineering simulation is desirable.
Good programming skills, Python, CUDA, C/C++ Fortran or MATLAB are preferred.
We would normally expect the academic and English Language requirements to be met by point of application. For details on the University’s English Language entry requirements, please visit our website.
This scholarship is open to candidates of any nationality.
The TOEFL® test is a popular option for students to meet the English-language requirements for scholarships.
This scholarship covers the full cost of UK/EU/international tuition fees and an annual stipend of £15,009 - £20,000.
There will also be additional funds available for research expenses. The ADDED centre has an allocated budget which will cover training, cohort activities, equipment, travel, placements and conference attendance.
Please visit our website for more information.
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