Investigation of Laser Cladding as a means for Increasing Durability of or for Repair of Railway Track/Vehicle Components
This project will run in parallel with the EPSRC funded project ALCHEMy, in collaboration with Laser Cladding Technology; Tata; Network Rail; LBFoster and SKF, aimed at developing laser cladding options for improving high value track component life. The PhD will focus on implementation and assessment of the optimized cladding on track or vehicle components. Scaled testing will be used to assess repair options by simulating typical damage. A range of new full-scale tests will be also be developed to assess both mechanical and tribological performance using the Universities full-scale wheel/rail test rig and standard hydraulic test apparatus.
Previous experience / requirements:
Knowledge of the wheel/rail contact, materials analysis, tribological experiments and analysis
The studentship covers the cost of tuition fees and provides an annual tax-free stipend at the standard UK research rate (£14,057 in 2015/16) per annum.
Please note that funding can only be secured for home or EU students.
How good is research at University of Sheffield in Aeronautical, Mechanical, Chemical and Manufacturing Engineering?
Mechanical engineering and Advanced manufacturing
FTE Category A staff submitted: 44.60
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