£15,999 University of Nottingham 2022 PhD Studentship: Characterization of Pile Driving Induced Ground Motions

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

    United Kingdom
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Nottingham NG7 2RD, United Kingdom Phone+44 115 951 5151

Pile installation is a difficult process that requires a significant amount of energy. Although building codes and regulatory standards offer some direction in this regard, there is still a lack of knowledge regarding the coupling and transmission of pile driving energy into and through the ground in the form of vibrations. Damage to the structure can be caused directly by these vibrations, in addition to damage caused by the settlement of granular soils.


About the Scholarship:

The University of Nottingham was initially established as a Civic College in Nottingham; this establishment was the first of its kind in the city. Subsequently, the university relocated to what is now its primary campus, which is known as University Park. In 1928, King George V presided over the college’s opening ceremonies. Through the granting of a Royal Charter in the year 1948, the college developed into what is now known as Nottingham University. Even in its early years, it was able to draw a large number of well-known figures, such as Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein, and HG Wells, to serve as guest lecturers. Since then, it has seen continuous development and expansion, and it now has campuses all over the world, including Malaysia and China, for example. Innovation has long been one of the university’s primary focuses. In 1955, it merged with the Mid-Trent College of Nursing and Midwifery to become what is now known as the School of Nursing. In 1970, it established the first medical school in the United Kingdom to have been established in the 20th century.


Geography, Education and Training, Veterinary Sciences, Pharmacy, and English Language and Literature are a few of the Subject Areas That Nottingham Offers That Are Considered to Be Among Their Best. When it comes to research endeavors, Nottingham has carved out a special place for itself and is now rated seventh in the United Kingdom in terms of research. Additionally, more than 97 percent of the research that is carried out at the University is acknowledged on a global scale, and 80 percent of that research is acknowledged as world-leading, which is the highest research rank.

The University of Nottingham has routinely been placed among the most prestigious educational institutions in the United Kingdom. It is a member of the Russell Group, the European University Association, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and Universitas 21, in addition to being the fifth largest university in the United Kingdom.


The University of Nottingham is organized into five distinct faculties, each of which is home to more than fifty schools, departments, institutes, and research centers. A Turner Prize, a Fields Medal, three Nobel Prizes, and a Gabor Medal and Prize are just some of the many renowned prizes that have been bestowed upon graduates of this educational establishment. According to the Higher Education Statistics Agency, Nottingham Institution is the seventh-largest university in the United Kingdom. It now enrolls more than 33,000 students from more than 130 different countries.

The University of Nottingham provides students with a variety of educational opportunities. It has departments devoted to the Arts, Medicine and Health Sciences, Engineering, Science, and Social Sciences among its faculty. The students have a selection of classes from which to pick within each department’s offerings. The University Park Campus is the primary campus and the center of student life; in addition, it is widely regarded as the most beautiful campus in the nation. The Medical School Campus, The Jubilee Campus, King’s Meadow Campus, and Sutton Bonington Campus are the additional locations where classes are held. The Lakeside Arts Centre serves as the institution’s primary venue for cultural activities. The sports center provides assistance to up-and-coming athletes as well as young athletes generally and is home to over seventy distinct sports clubs. The libraries are extremely well stocked and contain every tool and resource that could possibly be required. Dental services, occupational medicine, and a pharmacy can all be found within the university’s health care center.


Scholarship Sponsor(s):  University of Nottingham

Scholarship Country: United Kingdom

Scholarship Worth:  £15,999

Study Level: PhD

Nationality: International Students



Scholarship Offer:

This project has the following goal

  • Validate a finite element model using data collected from full-scale and reduced-scale pile drive tests as ground vibration monitoring input.
  • Complement the information that is already available with the results of several experiments that will be carried out in the centrifuge at the Nottingham Centre for Geomechanics.
  • Determine the nature of the vibrations caused by the pile driving.
  • Create a formula that can accurately anticipate how much energy will be lost to the ground.
  • This project will include the payment of tuition costs as well as a stipend similar to RCUK rates (currently at £15,999 p.a. tax free for 22/23) which will be awarded to the candidate who is deemed to be the most qualified.


Eligibility for Scholarship.

  • Applicants are required to possess, or intend to achieve, an honors degree with a first class or 2.1 grade point average (or the worldwide equivalent) in engineering, materials science, physics, or a topic that is related. It would be beneficial to have a Master’s degree that is relevant to these topics.
  • If English is not your first language, you are required to show proof that you can communicate effectively in English and satisfy the minimum standards set by the university
  • Students who have prior expertise with software such as MATLAB, Plaxis, or Abaqus, or who are willing to learn about these programs, are encouraged to submit an application.
  • Because of limitations with the available money, this post is open only to applicants from the United Kingdom. Students from other countries may be accepted, but first they must clarify their eligibility with Dr. Athina Grizi before submitting an application.


At this time, applications for the School of Medical Sciences International Masters Scholarship are being accepted at the University of Auckland’s School of Medical Sciences. The primary purpose of this scholarship is to lure fresh students from other nations who are of an exceptionally high caliber to enroll in master’s level study at the institution for a duration of either one or two years.



The University of Nottingham 2022 PhD Studentship: Characterization of Pile Driving Induced Ground Motions  is open to all International Students



Application Procedure

  • Before completing an online application, you are welcome to make an informal contact with Dr. Athina Grizi by sending an email to [email protected]. Please make sure to include a cover letter along with a copy of your resume that highlights your most recent relevant experience.
  • Applications can be submitted electronically by visiting the following website address: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/pgstudy/how-to-apply/how-to-apply.aspx. Please make sure to mention Dr. Athina Grizi and the studentship reference.


Application Deadline

The application deadline for University of Nottingham 2022 PhD Studentship: Characterization of Pile Driving Induced Ground Motions  is July 27, 2022

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