PhD studentships in Wind Engineering

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Department of Civil Engineering

A number of opportunities exist for suitably qualified students to carry out research leading to a PhD degree in the field of Wind Engineering within the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Birmingham.

The following projects are potentially available

  • Characterising the side wind effects on large vehicles
  • Analysis of cross wind loading data for high speed trains
  • Predicting low-wind speed conditions
  • Understanding the variation of wind conditions in the UK
  • Internal pressures and their effect upon building performance
  • Evaluating the interaction of extreme thunderstorm wind events with simple structures
  • Environmentally-conscious roofs
  • Flows in and around the urban canopy

    (Research vacancies).

    UK students are eligible for an EPSRC Doctoral Studentship (which covers tuition fees and provides a stipend of £12,300 per year).

    For non-UK students this position is funded through a University of Birmingham Postgraduate Teaching Award which currently provides a tax free stipend of £7,500 per annum and covers the full fees for EU nationals only.

    Non EU nationals are permitted to apply but they will have to fund the difference in between EU and Overseas fees, currently £8,600 per annum.

    (Please note the figures are subject to change and are provided for information only).

    Applicants should send a full c.v., the addresses of two referees and a covering letter by e-mail to Professor C Baker (c.j.baker [at] by 31st March.

    Further details of these projects are given on: PhD studentships in Wind Engineering

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