16 Jun Student | Abdul Mannan | Materials and Manufacturing
University of Queensland (Supervisor: Paul Meehan)
PhD topic – Axle-bearing maintenance optimisation
As part of the Qtectic consortium, Bombardier Transportation has a 30-year contract with the Queensland Government to build and maintain their New Generation Rollingstock, where the axle bearings and bogies on which the axles are located are maintained every eight years. In response, this project examined methods to model and predict lubrication needs for axle bearings to determine an ideal maintenance timeframe.
Expected completion date
- Mathematical model to predict wear of axle bearing.
- Mathematical model to predict the effect of temperature on lubricant degradation, as well as wear of axle bearing.
- Experimental validation of developed mathematical models.