University of Leeds Featured PhD Programmes
University of Glasgow Featured PhD Programmes
Catalysis Hub Featured PhD Programmes
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Featured PhD Programmes
University College London Featured PhD Programmes

Numerical simulation of contacts working under mixed lubricating conditions

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Sunday, May 05, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

The aim of this project is to derive the necessary equations for the modelling of lubricated contacts operating under mixed lubricating conditions.

The majority of the lubricated contacts in machine elements such as gears and bearings operate under mixed lubricating conditions where the lubricating film can’t fully separate the asperities of the two mating surfaces. Although a significant volume of research has been conducted in the modelling of lubricated contacts, there is still NO model that can adequately and efficiently solve the mixed lubrication operating conditions. This is in part because the mathematical formulation of the problem is incomplete and partly the assumptions which are commonly made in Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication (EHL) are not valid within the context of mixed lubrication regime.

How to apply:

Applications are made via our website using the Apply Online button below. If you have an enquiry about this project please contact us via the Email NOW button below, however your application will only be processed once you have submitted an application form as opposed to emailing your CV to us.

Candidates for funded PhD studentship must demonstrate outstanding qualities and be motivated to complete a PhD in 3 years.

The PhD Studentships are open to UK, EU and international students. Candidates for a PhD Studentship should demonstrate outstanding qualities and be motivated to complete a PhD in 3 years and must demonstrate: A 1st class honours degree and/or a relevant Master’s degree with distinction or equivalent. If English is not your first language you’ll need IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 minimum (with a minimum 6.0 in each component).

A first degree in relevant engineering discipline is essential. Master degree in relevant engineering or mathematics or physics is essential. Candidate is expected to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and experience of mathematical and numerical modelling and the use of at least one of the above software packages for simulation purposes. Some knowledge and understanding of tribology (contact mechanics and/or lubrication) is desirable.

Funding Notes

Funded candidates will receive a maintenance grant of £15,000 per year to contribute towards living expenses during the course of your research, as well as a fee waiver for 48 months.

Funded Studentships are open to both UK/EU and International students unless otherwise specified.

Related Subjects

Email Now

Insert previous message below for editing? 
You haven’t included a message. Providing a specific message means universities will take your enquiry more seriously and helps them provide the information you need.
Why not add a message here
* required field
Send a copy to me for my own records.

Your enquiry has been emailed successfully

FindAPhD. Copyright 2005-2019
All rights reserved.