PhD in Turbulent Flow Induced Vibration
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This is the opportunity for a PhD research student to join a cross-disciplinary project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) which is based in Sheffield and will be carried out in collaboration with University College London (Prof. Thorsten Stosser, https://www.ucl.ac.uk/civil-environmental-geomatic-engineering/people/prof-thorsten-stoesser) and our industry partner nuron Ltd (www.nuron.tech).
The project aims to develop, for the first time, a technique to link turbulence-induced near wall pressure fluctuations in a partially-filled pipe flow with the optical phase fluctuations in the optical signal transmitted through a fibre-optic cable containment system (FOCCS) attached to the wall of a water pipe. This concept aims to provide detailed in-pipe hydrodynamics measurements and also monitor in-pipe conditions such as structural defects and blockages. This technique has the potential to develop a completely new sensing platform for buried pipes capable of operating pervasively and in real-time in very large pipe networks.