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Theoretical and computational modelling of airframe / propulsion interaction noise for reduced noise aircraft design

Supervisors: Sergey KARABASOV

Application Deadline: 31-01-2019

Project Details
Community noise due to a rapid increase of conventional aircrafts as well as the new noise sources such as UAVs and the forthcoming urban air mobility vehicles have become of extreme public awareness. In the UK, MPs recently voted in favour of plans to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport despite the public concerns about noise pollution to nearby communities. The research into aeroacoustic methods which can allow to quantify potential noise increase due to new governmental decisions and the introduction of new technologies could have an impact on such issues.

The current PhD project will be devoted to the development of hybrid aeroacoustic methods which may combine high-resolution high-performance computing, theoretical aeroacoustic modelling, such as based on acoustic analogy and Amiet or rapid distortion theory, as well as multidisciplinary design optimisation methods.

Particular aeroacoustic applications may include turbulent jet/surface interaction noise and boundary layer/ propeller interaction noise modelling.

It is envisaged that the PhD project will be carried out in a close interaction with the existing research projects of the supervisor team including collaboration with the University of Bristol as well as with several other EU and overseas research institutions and leading industries.

QMUL Research Studentship Details

  • Available to Home/EU & International Applicants.
  • Full Time programme only.
  • Applicant required to start in September/October 2019.
  • The studentship arrangement will cover tuition fees and provide an annual stipend for up to three years (Set as £16,777 for 2018/19).
  • The minimum requirement for this studentship opportunity is a good Honours degree (minimum 2(i) honours or equivalent) or MSc/MRes in a relevant discipline.
  • If English is not your first language then you will require a valid English certificate equivalent to IELTS 6.5+ overall with a minimum score of 6 in Writing 5.5 in all sections (Reading, Listening, Speaking).
  • International applicants should refer to the following website at

Supervisor Contact Details
For informal enquiries about this position, please contact Dr Sergey Karabasov
Tel: 020 7882 7650

Application Method
To apply for this studentship and for entry on to the PhD Aerospace Engineering programme (Full Time) please follow the instructions detailed on the following webpage:

Research degrees in Engineering

Further Guidance

Please be sure to include a reference to ‘2019 SEMS QMRS SAK’ to associate your application with this studentship opportunity.