Project DetailsThe aim of the project is to use novel laser diagnostic techniques to image the ﬂow ﬁeld in turbulent flames to improve the understanding of flame dynamics with particular application to heat-treating gas furnaces. The experimental results will be used for validation of computational models developed by a post-graduate researcher working on a linked project running in parallel.
Gas furnaces are commonly used in the manufacturing industry for the heat treatment of metals. Heat treated parts are used in a variety of industries (aerospace, automotive, naval) and the quality of the material is of paramount importance for its safe and reliable operation. At the same time, heat-treatment furnaces consume relatively large amounts of energy and produce large emissions both of which need to be optimised. Both the quality of the treated material and the furnace efficiency depend strongly on the ﬂow, temperature, and species concentration ﬁelds.
The PhD student’s work will involve close collaboration, and time spent, at the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), as well as regular meetings with the industrial partner. Furthermore, the work will beneﬁt from access to high-power laser imaging facilities at the University of Strathclyde. In addition, the student will be enrolled for the Postgraduate Certiﬁcate in Researcher Development (PGCert). This will serve as an additional qualiﬁcation to help develop the student’s skills, networks but also career prospects.
Funding DetailsFunding is available through an EPSRC doctoral training grant (DTG) with a duration of 3.5 years. This studentship will provide full fees and stipend for a citizen of the UK or the EU. Priority will be given to students applying by July 31st 2017.
Secondary supervisor - Dr Zacharias Nikolaou
Ms Jacqueline Brown
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