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Electrical interactions between Cathodic Protection systems and surface- bonded CFRP composites in RC structures, Ph. D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #531 (QS) Coventry, United Kingdom
The Electrical interactions between Cathodic Protection systems and surface- bonded CFRP composites in RC structures program from Coventry University will seek to investigate the electrical and electrochemical interaction between carbon fibre composite strengthening system and CP system and develop suitable method(s) to mitigate the potential risk of shortening the service life of CFRP composite. 
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Overview

In practice the application of cathodic protection systems in conjunction with CFRP- strengthening work to RC structures, is often required if the structural element remains exposed to a corrosive environment during its extended service life. Learn more at the Electrical interactions between Cathodic Protection systems and surface- bonded CFRP composites in RC structures program from Coventry University.

Key facts:

The objectives of the project are:

To investigate the interaction between CP system and CFRP in RC structures with respect to the following parameters:
  • Extent of acid generation as a function of protection current density
  • CFRP/concrete bond strength and its change with time
  • Stray current corrosion of CFRP
  •  Type of adhesive
  •  Structural performance of CFRP composites
To evaluate how the impact of CP on longevity of CFRP composite system can be minimised by altering the geometry of anodes, type of adhesive, method / sequence of application of CFRP and other additional protective measures.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    Application deadline: Ongoing

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Between 3 years and 3 years 6 months fixed term

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Curriculum:

  • Dedicated Doctoral College and Centre for Research Capability Development deliver high quality professional support for researchers, from PhD to Professor
  • Free training: research career planning, managing your doctorate, research communication skills, research ethics, research impact, research integrity, research methods and research supervision
  • Coventry is a member of the Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA), the largest multi-partner and only nationwide doctoral training initiative of its kind.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • A minimum of a 2:1 first degree in a relevant discipline/subject area with a minimum 60% mark in the Project element or equivalent with  a minimum 60% overall module average.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in the subject
  • Candidates must have some experience in experimental work and of working in a laboratory. It is desirable that candidates can evidence their commitment to research in the form of publications of some kind (for example journal or conference papers).
  • Candidates should have some knowledge of statistics and data analysis. In order to contextualise the research.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12650 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4327 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4327 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Coventry

  • 656 - 1060 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • Self-funded
  • For the academic year 2018/19, any English student who is not part of a research council can borrow up to £25,000 to help cover the cost of their PhD tuition fees.

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