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PhD in: Lifetime Modelling of Roads

Principal Investigator:
David Cebon

Project Details:
The Transport Research Group has a long history of research into the interaction between heavy vehicles and road surfaces. Recent work has concentrated on developing deterministic mathematical models of long-term road degradation due to vehicle loads and environmental influences (see veh_road.html). These models are able to explain a number of road degradation mechanisms that were not previously understood. They have potential use as the next generation of pavement analysis and design tools. There are many different aspects of road degradation that need to be incorporated into the existing mathematical models. These include various environmental influences, tyre contact issues and novel pavement designs. A comprehensive model validation exercise is also needed.

Background Required:
Applicants should have a first class degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering and strong mathematical and computing abilities.

Funding Source:
EPSRC Studentships may be available for UK students. Overseas students must be self-funded.

Research Groups Involved:

Application Deadline:

For further information and to apply contact:

Dr. D. Cebon
Cambridge University Engineering Dept
Trumpington Street
Cambridge, CB2 1PZ
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)1223 332665
Fax: +44 (0)1223 332662

Initial letters of application and CVs should be sent to Dr. Cebon.

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