RMIT & Defence Science and Technology Organisation PhD Scholarship
The School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, RMIT University, has a world-renowned reputation for research in the field of composite materials and structures, with a research team that currently includes five academic staff and about 15 postgraduate students. RMIT and the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) are collaborating as part of the Defence Materials Technology Centre’s (DMTC) armour development project. The research involves investigating the ballistic performance of advanced composite materials for vehicle armour applications. As a PhD student, you will conduct an experimental and numerical investigation into the ballistic performance of composite materials. The experimental investigation will focus on characterising material performance at ballistic-representative strain rates together with DMTC partners, and conducting ballistic impact trials at local firing ranges. A material model will be developed based on the experimental results.
|Study Subject:||composite materials, vehicle armour applications|
|Provided By:||Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering|
|To be undertaken at:||RMIT University.|
|Level:||Post Graduate (Research)|
This scholarship is offered once only to one person. Open for applications until August 22, 2012.
The value of this scholarship is AUD29000 (maximum per annum). This award is to be used for living expenses. This scholarship is paid See Scheme Summary for the period of 3 years.
This scholarship is for one of the following fields of research: Aerospace engineering, Manufacturing engineering or Mechanical and industrial engineering.
This scholarship requires you to have achieved Honours 1 or equivalent, or Honours 2a or equivalent. Only citizens of Australia may apply.
To apply for this scholarship you must apply directly to the Main Contact (below). You can download a PDF with more information about the scholarship here. Terms and conditions are subject to change. Always confirm details with scholarship provider before applying.
Dr Adrian Orifici
School of Aerospace, Mechanical, Manufacturing Eng
Phone: +61 3 9925 6092
Web Site: http://www.rmit.edu.au/aeromecheng