I am a postgraduate student in the field of Tribology, conducting research into rolling contact fatigue in gears. I began my postgraduate studies in 2017 after graduating from Cardiff University with a Batchelors degree in Mechanical Engineering.
During my third year as an undergraduate I worked at BMT Defence Services in Bath, spending time in their Surface Ships, Submarines, and Business Development departments as well as working as a contractor to Babcock in the Submarine Support Management Group. This gave me an additional interest in maritime engineering.
- Gear Fatigue
Micropitting in Gear Contacts
Conducting an experimental programme to investigate the influence of various operating conditions on micropitting, a form of fatigue failure which causes tiny pits to appear in the gear surface. This is a common cause of failure in a number of gear applications, one of the most notable examples being wind turbine drivetrains.