The Calcined clays as a reactive alternative to fly ash as a binder in Portland cement concrete project from Coventry University will examine the availability, mineralogy, and chemistry of clays in the United Kingdom, analysed by a range of classical and instrumental techniques. These will be thermally activated and their reactivity towards alkalis examined.
These materials will be used to produce blended cements and their properties examined to establish their hydration properties, strength and durability. Ultimately, these materials will be used to produce mortars and concretes and their utility as engineering materials explored.
The project will consider the sustainability of such materials, their role in carbon footprint reduction along with their performance in a range of service environments.
The project is largely focused on the material science aspects of these cements and would suit graduates in materials or earth sciences, chemistry or civil engineering, although enthusiastic applicants from other disciplines are encouraged to apply.Candidates with some experience of research will be at an advantage. This project will be guided by experts both from industry and collaborating universities but without any commercial restrictions on the research.
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between three and three and a half years fixed term
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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