Gas Turbine Internal Air System Sealing Design

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship within the Rolls-Royce funded ThermoFluid Systems University Technology Centre at the University of Surrey.

Start date

1 October 2018


3.5 years

Funding source

Directly Funded home and EU students.

Funding information

This PhD studentship will cover a stipend of £19,000 per annum and Home/EU fees.


The design of sealing technology within a gas turbine engine is critical to the efficiency of modern engines. This project will concentrate on the modelling of labyrinth seals using finite element (FE) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes. The project will be in collaboration with Rolls-Royce and will involve regular meetings with Rolls-Royce stakeholders.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants should have an upper second (or better) degree in engineering or a related subject. Due to funding restrictions, applicants need to meet EPSRC’s eligibility requirements.

How to apply

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Prof. Nick Hills ( Formal applications should be made through our Aerodynamics programme page.

The position is available to start immediately and the successful applicant must be able to start before 1st Oct. 2018.

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Contact details

Nicholas Hills
29 AB 03
Telephone: +44 (0)1483 682356

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