University of Adelaide ARC Grant Scholarships is funded by Australian Research Council (ARC) to support a full-time PhD student who will be undertaking research in Numerical Modelling of Sandwich Panels.
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The Discovery Project entitled “Multifunctional Structural Panels for Next-generation Infrastructure” is funded by Australian Research Council (ARC) to support a full-time PhD student who will be undertaking research in Numerical Modelling of Sandwich Panels by developing new Laminate Theories and Constitutive Models, and their implementation within an advance Finite Element code.
This project aims to develop a multifunctional prefabricated structural panel for current and future infrastructure applications for both land and offshore environments. Prefabrication enables enhanced product control as well as the ability to rapidly construct whole structures or their components. The panels utilise an inner lightweight foam and fibre-reinforced polymer
(FRP) composite core with strong outer panels made from FRP sheets and high-strength concrete. The expected outcomes include experimental and numerical validation of the system, that will give designers and asset owners the confidence to adopt this new panel.
To be considered for the ARC, you must:
- be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia/international students who are acceptable as candidates for a PhD degree at the University of Adelaide.
- Applicants with strong numerical modelling skills in solid and structural mechanics, particularly in development of new plate theories for laminated composite panels and/or constitutive models (damage-plasticity based) for fibre reinforced composite materials
and/or concrete, and their implementation within an advanced finite element program
such as ABAQUS will be considered favourably.
- Excellent students who hold a Bachelor/Master of Civil/Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering with experience and/or exposure in the above research area would be especially suitable and encouraged to apply.
- Applicants with well-developed written and verbal communication skills will be considered
- If English is not your first language, you will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency in the form of an English test that has been taken within the two years preceding the date of commencement.
Scholarship Duration and Reward
- The scholarship will be for 3 years and has a stipend of $28,854 (indexed annually) per annum.
- It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.
- Access to authorised travel and research project funds available
- Work alongside world leading researchers
- Free professional development to enhance your employability skills
- Exposure to experts in the field
- No Tuition fees! These are waived for eligible candidates
- Access state of the art technology
- Become a field expert and make a real and contribute to solving global challenges
- Publish your contributions and impact our communities and society.
Please ensure you include all of the following documents:
- Completed Expression of Interest form
- Evidence of Australian or New Zealand citizenship, or Australian permanent resident status (if applicable)
- Academic transcripts
- Translations of non-English documentation
- Curriculum vitae