PHD STUDENTSHIP IN TYRE DESIGN PROCESS - LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
*Dynamics, Systems and Control, Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering,
Improvement of the design process of customised tyres for the achievement of
optimum performance of the vehicle-tyre system
link to www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/tt/
*£13,000-£14,000 per annum (no tax)
A research student is required to work on a project co-sponsored by the
EPSRC and Bentley Cars. The project aims to develop an explicit tyre design
process, in order to achieve a better match between custom designed tyres
and the target vehicle. This process will be based on the simulation of the
vehicle's behaviour in conjunction with multi-parameter constrained
optimisation. Results will be verified experimentally.
The successful applicant will be involved in all aspects of the development
of the tyre design process, including simulation, optimisation and
experimental verification of the results. He/she will also spend 3 months at
Bentley's headquarters in UK and will travel frequently to Europe, to meet
with tyre manufacturers. The successful completion of the work will lead to
the award of a PhD degree.
Applicants should have a good honours degree in Mechanical/Automotive
engineering. A postgraduate degree, knowledge of vehicle dynamics and ADAMS
- MATLAB software packages would be most desirable.
Closing date for receipt of applications: *Friday 16 Feb 2007*.
Applications should be made using the official application form available
from the university web-site: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/prospectus/pg/apply .
CV's will be accepted only if accompanied by an official application form.
Possible starting dates: April, July or October 2007.
Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr George Mavros: E-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org , or tel: +44(0)1509 227273.
For further details please contact: Mrs Jackie Green, Aeronautical and
Automotive Engineering Department, Loughborough University, Leicestershire,
LE11 3TU, UK : E-mail: J.A.Green@lboro.ac.uk , or tel: +44 (0)1509 227226.