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Engineering: Fully-funded PhD Studentship: Homogenisation and Upscaling Modelling Technology in UK, 2016

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Swansea University is inviting applications for Engineering: Fully-funded PhD Studentship: Homogenisation and Upscaling Modelling Technology. Applicants should hold a good MSc degree in geo-mechanics, engineering, mathematics or other related science subjects. The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU and international tuition fees, plus a tax free stipend of £14,562 p.a. There will also be additional funds available for research expenses and conference attendance. The application deadline is 20th October 2015.

Study Subject(s): Studentship is provided in engineering: Homogenisation and Upscaling Modelling Technology for Simulation of Oil & Gas Exploration & Production at Swansea University.
Course Level: Studentship is available for pursuing PhD degree level at Swansea University.
Scholarship Provider: Swansea University, UK
Scholarship can be taken at:
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Eligibility:

  • Applicants should hold a good MSc degree in geo-mechanics, engineering, mathematics or other related science subjects.
  • Applicants should also have experience in Fortran and/or C++ programming.
  • The minimum English language requirement for applicants is IELTS 6.5.
  • Both UK/EU and international students are welcome to apply.

Scholarship Open for International Students: UK/EU and international students can apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Description: Representing complex heterogeneous structures of rocks and capturing their influence on complex thermal-mechanical processes occurring during hydrocarbon generation and production are important for practical use of simulation tools in oil & gas industries. Practical numerical simulation needs to be able to handle large models in terms of the number of simulation parameters to be solved on a huge number of spatially and temporary discretised domains. From the scale point of view, it needs to have an ability to homogenise and upscale/downscale models used to simulate processes on basin, field, wellbore, laboratory, grain and sub-grain scales. The physical behaviour is generally time dependent as well, and it needs to be correctly captured for large variety of time scales – from millennia to microseconds. All these make homogenisation and upscaling methods (HUMs) for Finite/Discrete Element codes very important and powerful items within the framework used for numerical simulation of oil & gas exploration and production processes.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover? The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU and international tuition fees, plus a tax free stipend of £14,562 p.a. There will also be additional funds available for research expenses and conference attendance.

Selection criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: To apply for this studentship, please send your CV, Detailed academic transcripts and IELTS or TOFEL certificates (if applicable) to: Dr Chenfeng Li: c.f.li-at-swansea.ac.uk.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 20th October 2015.

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