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    Sponsored PhD studentship on Tennis Ball Dynamics
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    Sponsored by the International Tennis Federation

    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    University of Sheffield, England

    This 3 year studentship, leading to a PhD award, aims to study the dynamic
    properties of tennis balls in relation to current knowledge. The work will
    involve dynamic testing using high speed video and photographic techniques,
    aerodynamics, and computational work.

    Prospective students should hope to gain a 1st or 2.1 in Physics,
    Engineering or a related subject. Students will be expected to carry out
    field work, analytical and/or finite element analysis of the dynamic events
    involved in tennis.

    Students will receive an award of 8,000 GB pounds per annum tax free with
    fees paid for. Additionally, there will be excellent prospects at the end
    of the PhD for employment at the new ITF research facility in London.

    The Department
    This project will be carried out in the Department of Mechanical
    Engineering at the University of Sheffield. The Department recently
    received the highest research rating (5A) in the UK government Research
    Assessment Exercise. Additionally, Sheffield has a high reputation in
    sport, has excellent sporting facicilites and has one of the three bids
    shortlisted for the UK Sports Academy Headquarters.

    Send your CV, indicating prospective grades if necessary by 28th April 1997 to:

    Dr Steve Haake
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    The University of Sheffield
    Mappin Street
    S1 3JD

    Tel: + 114 222 7739
    Fax: + 114 222 7853

    Dr Steve Haake,
    Sports Engineering Research Group,
    Department of Mechanical Engineering,
    The University of Sheffield,
    Mappin Street,
    Sheffield, S1 3JD,
    United Kingdom.

    Tel (+114) 222 7739
    Fax (+114) 275 3671