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10-10-2002, 02:25 AM
An opportunity has arisen to undertake a PhD Studentship in Modelling of
Shoe Climate at the University of Brighton. The details of the studentship
are shown below.

Dr Martin Bailey, University of Brighton.

The feet are well adapted to help in the human bodies thermal regulation.
Having appropriate footwear for the environmental conditions is therefore
important to optimise the environment in the shoe and as part of the whole
body thermal regulation. To date, most of the published research on footwear
has examined mechanical aspects, with comparatively little examining
thermal, moisture and comfort aspects of footwear.

A PhD studentship is available for a project involving experimental work and
numerical modelling on in-shoe climate. The successful applicant will
develop a test rig to experimentally map temperature and humidity. These
results will then be used in a computer model of the shoe climate, which is
also to be developed as part of the PhD process.

Applicants should have experience in mathematical/numerical modelling of
engineering structures and good interpersonal skills, as the project
requires organisation of data collection from humans. Experience in CFD
would also be an advantage. The successful candidate will be given access to
CPU time on national supercomputers. The project is industrially funded and
will be run by an inter-disciplinary research group in the University of
Brighton. The studentship covers registration fees and provides starting
living expenses of 9,250 per annum. Candidates who satisfy home and EU
student conditions are invited to apply. In the first instance, applicants
should send their CV by post or e-mail by 11th October, 2002 to

Dr Z W Guan
Zhongwei.Guan@brighton.ac.uk School of the Environment, University of
Brighton, Cockcroft Building, Moulsecoomb, Brighton BN2 4GJ

Dr M P Bailey
M.P.Bailey@brighton.ac.uk, University of Brighton, Chelsea School, Gaudick
Road , University of Brighton , Eastbourne BN20 7SP

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