Higher Degree by Research Application Portal
|Title||Structural health monitoring for steel tubular joints|
|Course||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Project opportunity||Structural health monitoring for steel tubular joints|
Your contribution will play a crucial role in the $3.2M Structural Health Monitoring for Steel Tubular Joints project, a collaboration with Fuze Group Pty Ltd and funded by The Sovereign Manufacturing Automation for Composites Cooperative Research Centre (The SoMAC CRC).
The objective of this project is to examine the structural performance of corroded tubular structural joints strengthened with fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP), employing solutions provided by structural health monitoring (SHM).
The project aims to overcome certain limitations of SHM, enabling its effective implementation in offshore structures and thereby enhancing their safety and reliability. Moreover, the project aims to develop acceptance criteria for field repairs using composite materials and establish protocols for in-service inspections and also explore the optimal resin systems for bonding to metallic structures.
Prospective PhD candidates with expertise in the design, utilisation, and examination of fibre-reinforced polymers; structural health monitoring - encompassing sensor selection, sensor placement, system configuration, data analysis; corrosion and accelerated life testing; as well as numerical modelling for both materials and structural behaviour, are encouraged to submit their applications.
|structural health monitoring|
|corrosion and accelerated life testing|
|Open date||20 Oct 2023|
|Close date||24 Nov 2023|
To be accepted an applicant must demonstrate that they have sufficient background and experience in independent supervised research to successfully complete a PhD as per the standard UWA admission requirements for HDR courses, outlined on this page.
|Enrolment status||Future student|
|How to apply|
To apply for this scholarship please click on the Doctor of Philosophy link at the top of this page and hit 'Enquire Here'.
|Scholarship type||Stipend scholarship|
|Scholarship value||AUD $35,000pa|
|School||School of Engineering|