Development of a novel rock anchoring system for floating renewable energy mooring
This project will develop understanding and design procedures for a novel rock anchor that has been developed for simple installation in offshore environments where high tidal current velocities and environmental controls exist. The anchor concept has the benefit of being self-drilling and does not require any additional grouting operations. The anchor will be designed and optimised to operate under the specific requirements for floating tidal stream generators and future floating wind. The research will use a mix of advanced numerical simulation and laboratory validation to develop simplified design and specification techniques.
- Application deadline: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
- Interviews: Early, 2021
- Start date: Before 31st March 2021
- Funding notes: European/UK Nationals. Only The 42 months studentship (3.5 years) will cover tuition fees and an annual stipend starting at £16,000 per year (approx. net income of £1330 per month).
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