Graduate Opportunities

Date Posted: March 23, 2006
An opportunity exists for an M.A.Sc. student, registered through Dalhousie Mechanical Engineering, to do graduate work in the measurement and prediction of ship transfer functions starting September 2006.  This work would be performed in collaboration with Defence R&D Canada (DRDC, an agency of DND) in Dartmouth, NS.  This transfer function is used to predict the radiated acoustic ship signature - of particular interest are Canadian naval combattants.    The thesis work will consist of building on, and validating, an existing transfer function model and making measurements on one of several possible DND ships. Both numerical and hands-on research work will be required.  There is an expectation that the student will spend some time at DRDC once the thesis becomes a priority. Opportunities exist to test and validate your work by participating in sea trials. A student with some background/interest in vibration, controls, fluid dynamics, and/or naval architecture would be ideal. The student must also be a Canadian citizen. 

Limited funding is available.  If interested, please send an email to