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Reference Number EP/S022732/1
Title EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics at Leeds
Status Started
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Transport) 5%;
Not Energy Related 80%;
Energy Efficiency(Industry) 5%;
Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas) 10%;
Research Types Training 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Physics) 20%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Computer Science and Informatics) 20%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 60%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 90%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 10%;
Principal Investigator Professor PK Jimack
No email address given
Sch of Computing
University of Leeds
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 October 2019
End Date 31 March 2028
Duration 102 months
Total Grant Value £4,653,397
Industrial Sectors Aerospace; Defence and Marine; Chemicals; Energy; Environment; Healthcare
Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Programme Non Theme Specific
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor PK Jimack , Sch of Computing, University of Leeds (99.997%)
  Other Investigator Dr AN Ross , School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Dr S Tobias , Applied Mathematics, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Dr CJ Noakes , Civil Engineering, University of Leeds (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , ANSYS Europe Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ove Arup & Partners Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , BAE Systems Integrated System Technologies Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , DuPont Teijin Films UK Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Buro Happold Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Shell Global Solutions UK (0.000%)
Project Contact , The Met Office (0.000%)
Project Contact , AWE Plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Public Health England (0.000%)
Project Contact , Sellafield Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Siemens plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Parker Hannifin Manufacturing Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , JBA Trust (0.000%)
Project Contact , Jacobs UK Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Aker Solutions (0.000%)
Project Contact , Materials Processing Institute (MPI) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Airedale International Air Conditioning (0.000%)
Project Contact , Asperitas (0.000%)
Project Contact , Bruker UK Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Environmental Technologies Group Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , GSK (0.000%)
Project Contact , Hydrotec Consultants Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Iceotope Technologies Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (0.000%)
Project Contact , OMV Group (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ricoh UK Products Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Sandvik Coromant UK Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Vertax Wind Ltd (0.000%)
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Abstract Understanding and characterising the behaviour of fluids is fundamental to numerous industrial and environmental challenges with wide-ranging societal impact. The CDT in Fluid Dynamics at Leeds will provide the next generation of highly trained graduates with the technical and professional skills and knowledge needed to tackle such problems.Fluid processes are critical to both economic productivity and the health and environmental systems that affect our daily lives. For example, at the microscale, the flow of liquid through the nozzle of an ink-jet printer controls the quality of the printed product, whilst the flow of a coolant around a microprocessor determines whether or not the components will overheat. At the large scale, the atmospheric conditions of the Earth depend upon the flow of gases in the atmosphere and their interaction with the land and oceans. Understanding these processes allows short term weather forecasting and long term climate prediction; both are crucial for industry, government and society to plan and adapt their environments. Fluid flows, and their interactions with structures, are also important to the performance of an array of processes and products that we take for granted in our everyday lives: gas and water flow to our homes, generation of electricity, fuel efficiency of vehicles, the comfort of our workplaces, the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, and the manufacture of most of the goods that we buy. Understanding, predicting and controlling Fluid Dynamics is key to reducing costs, increasing performance and enhancing the reliability of all of these processes and products.Our CDT draws on the substantial breadth and depth of our Fluid Dynamics research expertise at the University of Leeds. We will deliver an integrated MSc/PhD programme in collaboration with external partners spanning multiple sectors, including energy, transport, environment, manufacturing, consultancy, defence, computing and healthcare, who highlight their need for skilled Fluid Dynamicists. Through a combination of taught courses, team projects, professional skills training, external engagement and an in-depth PhD research project we will develop broad and deep technical expertise plus the team-working and problem-solving skills to tackle challenges in a trans-disciplinary manner.We will recruit and mentor a diverse cohort from a range of science and engineering backgrounds and provide a vibrant and cohesive training environment to facilitate peer-to-peer support. We will build strengths in mathematical modelling, computational simulation and experimental measurement, and through multi-disciplinary projects co-supervised by academics from different Schools, we will enable students to undertake a PhD project that both strengthens and moves them beyond their UG discipline.Our students will be outward facing with opportunities to undertake placements with industry partners or research organisations overseas, to participate in summer schools and study challenges and to lead outreach activities, becoming ambassadors for Fluid Dynamics. Industry and external engagement will be at the heart of the CDT: all MSc team projects will be challenges set and mentored by industry (with placements embedded); each student will have the opportunity for user engagement in their PhD project (from sponsorship, external supervision and access to facilities, to mentoring); and our partners will be actively involved in overseeing our strategic direction, management and professional training. Many components will be provided by or with our partners, including research software engineering, responsible innovation, commercial awareness and leadership.
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