27 March 2023
Domestic / International
About the research project
The aim of this project is to extend a constitutive model for the mechanical behavoiur of Eucalyptus Nitens timber developed in a previous PhD project to more functionalities and wider applications. The current model can only model hardening behaviour and it is well known that E.Nitens exhibits fracture and damages leading to softening behaviour. The purpose of this project is to enhance the constitutive model so that the mechanical behaviour of E.Nitens can be modelled more accurately and this should lead to better understanding and modelling of the structural behaviour of E.Nitens allowing wider application of the E.Nitens timber to be used as structural members.
Primary SupervisorMeet Prof Andrew Chan
Applicants will be considered for a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship or Tasmania Graduate Research Scholarship (TGRS) which, if successful, provides:
- a living allowance stipend of $31,500 per annum (2023 rate, indexed annually) for 3.5 years
- a relocation allowance of up to $2,000
- a tuition fees offset covering the cost of tuition fees for up to four years (domestic applicants only)
If successful, international applicants will receive a University of Tasmania Fees Offset for up to four years.
As part of the application process you may indicate if you do not wish to be considered for scholarship funding.
Applicants should review the Higher Degree by Research minimum entry requirements.
Ensure your eligibility for the scholarship round by referring to our Key Dates.
The project is competitively assessed and awarded. Selection is based on academic merit and suitability to the project as determined by the College.
Additional essential selection criteria specific to this project:
- Background in computational mechanics and/or numerical modelling
Additional desirable selection criteria specific to this project:
- Background in constitutive modelling, programming
- Select your project, and check that you meet the eligibility and selection criteria, including citizenship;
- Contact Prof Andrew Chan to discuss your suitability and the project's requirements; and
- In your application:
- Copy and paste the title of the project from this advertisement into your application. If you don’t correctly do this your application may be rejected.
- Submit a signed supervisory support form, a CV including contact details of 2 referees and your project research proposal.
- Apply prior to 27 March 2023.
Full details of the application process can be found under the 'How to apply' section of the Research Degrees website.
Following the closing date applications will be assessed within the College. Applicants should expect to receive notification of the outcome by email by the advertised outcome date.
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