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Through life assessment of design for lightweighting

The concept of lightweighting is driven by benefits gained from the automotive industry in terms of using materials other than steel, as a basis for reducing the overall vehicle weight, and subsequently reducing the operating costs and operational environmental impact.

Number of places

1

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

Opens

24 July 2018

Deadline

31 December 2018

Duration

42 months

Eligibility

Applications are welcome from all but International Students should be aware of the additional funding requirements.

Project Details

The research project will use example case studies from automotive, aerospace and wind-power generation to verify the proposed approach, validate the techniques used to provide the through-life assessment, and evaluate its performance in practical applications. It is anticipated that support from the use of such tools will demonstrate that only the most appropriate lightweighting applications are qualified where clear through-life benefit may be achieved.

Funding Details

Funding is available to cover Home Fees and Stipend.  International applicants will have to provide evidence that they can pay the difference in fees of circa £15k per annum

Supervisor

Dr Ian Whitfield

Contact us

How to apply

Individuals interested in this project should email dmem-pgr-recruitment@strath.ac.uk for information on applying.

Seamless tailored blanks for the automotive industry

To develop a way of producing aluminium seamless constant thickness tailored blanks with varying mechanical properties.

Number of places

1

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

Opens

24 July 2018

Deadline

31 December 2018

Duration

42 months

Eligibility

Applications are welcome from all but International Students should be aware of the additional funding requirements.

Funding Details

Funding is available to cover Home Fees and Stipend.  International applicants will have to provide evidence that they can pay the difference in fees of circa £15k per annum

Supervisor

Dr Andrezj Rosochowski

Contact us

How to apply

Applicants should email dmem-pgr-recruitment@strath.ac.uk