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  • PhD Studentship in Modelling of Shoe Climate at the University ofBrighton

    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 School of the Environment, University of
    Brighton, Cockcroft Building, Moulsecoomb, Brighton BN2 4GJ

    Dr M P Bailey, University of Brighton, Chelsea School, Gaudick
    Road , University of Brighton , Eastbourne BN20 7SP

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