(Additional Industry proposed projects - NEW September 2013)
New Industry Projects:
Residual stress characterisation for hot-forged, quenched and machined aerospace structures – Aubert & Duval, Rolls-Royce and AFRC. Industrial Project by Aubert & Duval, Rolls Royce and AFRC
AMIDC EngD Projects:
- Design for Manufacture Toolkit for Advanced Manufacturing Processes, to ensure designers are able to select the most appropriate metal forming technique for a given application, and to design the component in such a way as to exploit the inherent advantages of that process and to design for right first time manufacture - EPSRC and University of Strathclyde funded EngD Project 35
- Die Manufacture for Future and Current Manufacturing Processes, to develop an understanding of the range of rapid, low cost die manufacturing techniques available, a clear understanding of their scope of use and drivers for application, and an optimised tooling manufacture process - EPSRC and University of Strathclyde funded EngD Project 36
- Optimising Process Parameters for Rotary Forging Steel and Titanium, to indentify the capability of the rotary forging process as applied to titanium alloys and generates process limit diagrams to inform Key Process Parameter selection - EPSRC and University of Strathclyde funding EngD Project 37
Applicants also have the option of developing with an AFRC researcher and their own project around one of the following topics:
- Metal forming processes, e.g. forging, pressing, super plastic forming etc;
- Primary techniques, e.g. plastic deformation and flow;
- Supporting technologies, e.g. heat treatment;
- Supply chain issues, e.g. materials quality and purity;
- Processes, e.g. die manufacture and lubricants;
- Design of tooling, e.g. modelling.
Students and Graduates from the following backgrounds could be suitable for this programme, all engineering related, chemical engineers interested lubrication research of forming techniques, also management degrees interested in Supply Chain development.
Potential EngD students to apply or to register interest please go to the Apply page.
Interested Industry Parties if you would like to suggest additional projects for this EngD Programme, or to start communications with the Advanced Manufacturing Iindustrial Doctorate Centre then please contact the EngD Programme Coordinator for more information on how new Industries can get involved.
Please also refer to our Project Proposal template, we typically use this document for Industry to fill in basic details surrounding their proposed project.