Free open Job in Wales Hydrodynamics of a Vertical Axis Water Turbine System at Swansea University

Swansea University – Engineering

*This scholarships is part funded by the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund (ESF) convergence programme for West Wales and the Valleys.*

Swansea University is a UK top 30 institution for research excellence (Research Excellence Framework 2014), and has been named Welsh University of the Year 2017 by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. 

Brief Summary of project:

The first level of intellectual challenge for the student undertaking the project is to understand the requirements of a computational model. That understanding can then be used to design computational models that contain a suitable level of complexity to allow the quantities of interest to be predicted to acceptable accuracy. The student will either learn or enhance a range of skills based on geometrical representation, meshing, computational modelling and result interpretation.

Once the underlying skills required to undertake the project have been acquired they can be applied to understanding the influence of the various aspects of the design and consequently undertake optimisation of the design. Scale testing will allow the choices made when designing the computational model to be evaluated. Where appropriate new modelling approaches will be designed and used to allow higher levels of confidence in the model predictions.

The student will have the opportunity for mentoring by leading site and technology developers both with Repetitive Energy Company and key contractors such as Mainstay Marine Services Ltd.

Scholarships are collaborative awards with external partners including SME’s and micro companies, as well as public and third sector organisations. The scholarship provides 3 years of funding with a 6 month period to complete the thesis. The achievement of a postgraduate skills development award, PSDA, is compulsory for each KESS II scholar and is based on a 60 credit award.


Academic requirements:
Candidates should have a 2.1 or above in their undergraduate degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering or a related subject.

Residency criteria:
Candidates should be eligible for UK/EU Fees.

The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend. The bursary will be limited to a maximum of £14,198 p.a. dependent upon the applicant’s financial circumstances.

There will also be additional funds available for research expenses.

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