Location University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
App. deadline Applications accepted year round/until filled
  • Scholarship available
Eligibility Open to international applicants

Lowering noise radiation from gas turbines exhaust systems

Value: $36,694 – fee waivers may also be considered for international applicants

Duration: 3 yrs 

Topic: Lowering noise radiation from gas turbines exhaust systems

Enquiries: Ray Kirby (Director of UTS Tech Lab) - please contact before applying

School/Centre: Centre for Audio Acoustics and Vibrations

Closing date: when filled

The Centre for Audio, Acoustics and Vibration (CAAV) was formed in 2017 and now has nine full time academic staff. The Centre is based at Tech Lab, which is a brand new research led facility that is close to the airport in Sydney.  Tech Lab hosts brand new state-of-the-art acoustics experimental facilities that includes an anechoic chamber, semi-anechoic chamber, reverberation room and sound transmission loss suite. These new facilities will support new research projects in acoustics, including this current project.

The PhD project will involve working closely with an international manufacturer of Gas Turbine exhaust systems.  The project will develop an understanding of the acoustic radiation from ductwork used in the exhaust systems of gas turbines.  This will include the use of the acoustics facilities to measure the sound radiation, as well as a comparison with mathematical models. The project will develop new techniques and technologies that are suitable for use in gas turbine systems, and work closely with our sponsoring company to ensure these results are applicable to real world problem.

The successful candidate will work in a thriving acoustics research group at a brand new facility dedicated to industry driven research. This will include the chance to collaborate with researchers in other areas at Tech Lab, as well as undergo research training and development.

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Further Information / Application Enquiries

Ray Kirby