Micro-Bio-Mechanical Modelling of root growth in soils, Ph.D. | University of Dundee | Dundee, United Kingdom
36 months
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25305 GBP/year
4825 GBP/year
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Roots will be modelled as bonded DEM particles. By means of simple artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, the model will include features such as gravitropism, time-dependent root stiffening (thickening), root branching and root tip reorientation based on penetration resistance in the Micro-Bio-Mechanical Modelling of root growth in soils at University of Dundee 

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Overview

Context of  Micro-Bio-Mechanical Modelling of root growth in soils at University of Dundee  

The extent and the way roots grow in the ground is known to have a fundamental impact on the growth of crop plants as well as on the resistance to lodging induced by storms. Considering that in the UK approximately £60 million per year are lost because of lodging, a better understanding of how and to what depths roots grow into the ground is desirable.

Despite advances in laboratory techniques that have proven to be effective for the visualization of root architectures, reliable predictive models capable of quantifying the pull-out strength do not exist. As the pull out resistance strongly affects lodging vulnerability, reliable numerical models capable of quantifying the pull-out strength would improve existing breading techniques which are known to have a big impact on the agricultural sector by influencing root screening procedures.

Programme Structure

In this PhD research project, you will interact with a cross-disciplinary research team in order to develop a new numerical model capable of simultaneously:

  • modelling root growth
  • subsequently quantifying root pull-out strength

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
87

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
87

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have an honours degree at 2.1 or above, and/or a Masters degree in a relevant discipline.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25305 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25305 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4825 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4825 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Dundee

787 - 1494 GBP /month
Living costs

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4000 GBP
Deadline
08 Jan 2025
Vice Chancellor's South Asia scholarship
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50000 INR
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
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Deadline
30 Mar 2024
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Various benefits
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10000 GBP
Deadline
10 Jun 2024
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Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
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1652 GBP
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Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
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1600 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
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90000 AUD
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3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
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12000 USD
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30 Nov 2024
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1500 USD
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15 May 2024
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1500 USD
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31 Mar 2024
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1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
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3000 USD
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3000 USD
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