PhD studentship – Creep damage during stress relaxation in aged materials

Faculty of Engineering


The project: This research will focus on establishing whether during the early stages of creep stress relaxation there is accumulation of creep damage. Experiments will be undertaken to explore the behaviour of both creep “brittle” and creep “ductile” 316H stainless steel. Numerical models will be developed to complement the experiments. 

Candidate requirements:  A first or upper second-class degree in engineering, mathematics, science or related discipline

Funding: Tuition fees plus a tax-free stipend of £13,726 per annum, for three years. Project funded by EDF-Energy

How to apply: Please make an online application for this project at Please select Mechanical Engineering (PhD) on the Programme Choice page and enter details of the studentship when prompted in the Funding and Research Details sections of the form.

Contacts: Prof DJ Smith ( and Prof CE Truman (

Deadline for applications: 31/12/13

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