Multi-Wavelength Sized Finite Elements for Three Dimensional Elastic Wave Problems

Please Note: the deadline for this studentship opportunity has now passed.

General information

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council on 'Multi-Wavelength Sized finite Elements for Three Dimensional Elastic Wave Problems'. This work involves close collaboration with a Postdoctoral Research Assistant.


Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (School of the Built Environment).

Closing date

31 August 2012

Description of the project

This PhD seeks the development of analytical models required for the validation of three-dimensional plane wave basis finite elements to solve elastic wave problems at high frequencies. The PhD student will also contribute to the development of these new elements by carrying out various related tasks. The studentship is for a 42-month period. The anticipated start date is 1st April 2012.

Requirements of post

Candidates should have an excellent degree in engineering, physics, mathematics, or a related discipline. Some background in wave phenomena, numerical analysis and computer programming would be desirable.

Funding notes

Only UK and EU students are eligible for this studentship. They will receive an award which will fund full tuition fees and provide a stipend starting at £13,590 per annum.

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The University's postgraduate application form should be completed. Applicants must quote the full project title ‘Multi-Wavelength Sized Finite Elements for Three Dimensional Elastic Wave Problems’ and supervisor (Dr Omar Laghrouche) on the application form (please use the online form, at Question 10 ‘Background Information’) and in all correspondence. You will find the referee report form, which you must forward to your referees, and further information here.


For further details on this project please contact Dr Omar Laghrouche.