Advances in Vibration Measurements using Laser Dopper Vibrometry PhD
- Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
- Entry requirements:
- 3 years
- 6 years
- Reference number:
- Start date:
- 01 April 2019
- UK/EU fees:
- International fees:
- Application deadline:
- 10 September 2018
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Laser Doppler vibrometers (LDVs) are now well-established as an effective non-contact alternative to traditional contacting vibration transducers. Despite 30 years of successful applications, however, very little attention has been given to sensitivity to vibration of the instrument itself or to the vibration of any beam steering optics that might be used to guide the probe laser beam to the location of interest. Recent research has established a theoretical basis for correction of affected measurements and this project will develop advanced but practical implementations based in this theory. The project offers the students an opportunity to gain broad expertise in vibration measurement and analysis, and an in-depth knowledge of the most exciting new technology for vibration measurement. Applications in structural health monitoring and MEMS serve to demonstrate LDV's applicability on structures of all sizes. Measurements on rotors, in hearing and in acoustics demonstrate its versatility. Very recent new developments have seen innovations in multi-component and multi-channel instruments. The outcomes of this project have the potential to benefit all of these applications.
Primary supervisor: Professor Steve Rothberg
Find out more
To find out more about the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, please visit our website.
- LDV Review: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/dspace-jspui/handle/2134/23115
- Correcting for instrument vibration: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/dspace-jspui/handle/2134/23169
- Correcting for steering mirror vibration: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/dspace-jspui/handle/2134/25616
Applicants should have or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in mechanical engineering or a related subject.
A relevant Master’s degree and/or experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage: Vibration measurement and analysis.
All students must also meet the minimum English Language requirements.
Fees and funding
Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.
This is an open call for candidates who are sponsored or who have their own funding. If you do not have funding, you may still apply, however Institutional funding is not guaranteed. Outstanding candidates (UK/EU/International) without funding will be considered for funding opportunities which may become available in the School.