Fully Funded M2A EngD Scholarship at Swansea University: Methodology development

  • Phd
  • Full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend
  • 7 July 2019

Engineering: Fully Funded M2A EngD Scholarship: Methodology development for the prediction of noise produced by flow restrictions in compressible flow
Start date: October 2019
Supervisor: Professor A Gil, Dr S Rolland and Mr O Conger
Sponsoring company: Rototherm Group
Rototherm Group is a premier supplier of industrial instrumentation and services. Orifice restriction plates form a large sector of Rototherms’ product portfolio. Restriction applications often require significant pressure drops, causing highly turbulent flow with resultant high noise levels. It has become an area of significant interest for Rototherm and its customers, to be able to quantify noise level at the design phase.
An existing EngD seeks to improve the way in which noise predictions are made for incompressible fluid flows such as water. This project will continue the research into noise prediction, moving to account for compressible gaseous flows.
This is a multifaceted project in that it aims to:
  • Develop a complete understanding of the prevalent mechanisms causing high noise levels in gaseous restriction applications;
  • Develop a reduced order methodology for the prediction of noise caused by the restriction of compressible flow. This methodology must be useable by Rototherm, utilising their current infrastructure.

Applicants should have experience in discrete continuum modelling techniques such as computational fluid dynamics and the finite element method. An understanding or background in gas dynamics is desirable.


We welcome applications from candidates with an Engineering or Physical Science degree (minimum level 2:1), or a combination of degree and equivalent relevant experience to the same level, to join the M2A community of research engineers.
To be eligible for WEFO funding, applicants should:
  • Be a UK or EU citizen (eligible for home tuition fees at Swansea University) and have the right to work in Wales at the end of their studies.
  • Be resident within West Wales and the Valleys at the time of enrolment and for the duration of the candidature.
  • Must not be financially able to participate in study for a postgraduate research degree without the award of this funding.

To be eligible for EPSRC funding, applicants should:
  • Be eligible for home tuition fees at Swansea University.
  • Have settled status in the UK, meaning no restrictions on the length of stay in the UK; and be ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the grant, apart from temporary or occasional absences.
  • Not have been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education. This does not apply to UK nationals and EU nationals who were ordinarily resident in the EU immediately before the period of full-time education.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 5.5 in each component). A full list of acceptable English Language tests can be found at:


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The scholarship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a tax free stipend of £20,000 p.a. for a period of four years.


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