PhD in Experimental Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics

United Kingdom
Jul 07, 2016
Jul 06, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time

PhD in Experimental Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics

Aerodynamics & Flight Mechanics Group

Location:  Highfield Campus
Closing Date:   Thursday 06 July 2017
Reference:  571515AK

Project Reference: AACE-AFM-149

Project Themes: Fluid Dynamics, Acoustics

A PhD studentship is now available in the area of aerodynamics and aeroacoustics of landing gears. The studentship provides a unique opportunity to work on a relevant engineering problem. The studentship is provided by Airbus and University of Southampton. The unsteady aerodynamic flow field around a deployed landing gear leads to noise radiation to the ground causing environment problems. Existing models in the literature are empirical and semi-empirical in nature where a number of empirical constants are used to fit standard source characteristics to particular components. This PhD studentship will involve generating experimental data in the new Anechoic Wind Tunnel at the University of Southampton for validation and enhancement of an existing landing gear noise prediction model. The outcome of the project will be a more fundamental understanding of the underlying mechanisms behind landing gear aerodynamics and aeroacoustics. The PhD studentship will provide a good opportunity to work with one of the largest aerospace companies in the world, and explore relevant problems in the aerospace industry.

The Airbus Noise Technology Centre (ANTC) ( was opened in November 2008 at the University of Southampton. It is the result of the long standing collaboration between Airbus and the University on a range of noise research and development projects. The centre brings together academic staff, research fellows and PhD students using state-of-the-art computer simulations and wind tunnel testing to develop new noise reduction concepts. Undergraduate students also work with the research team, providing exciting projects to stimulate the next-generation of engineers for industry.

If you wish to discuss any details of the project informally, please contact , Email:, Tel: +44 (0) 2380 59 4987.

To apply please use the following link and select Faculty of Engineering and the Environment.

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