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PhD in: Truck Dynamics

Principal Investigator:
David Cebon

Project Details:
The Transport Research Group has a large scale research project developing advanced suspension systems for heavy trucks. The work is performed in collaboration with the Cambridge Vehicle Dynamics Consortium (CVDC). The principal focus of the research is to develop suspensions that improve vehicle safety (safety.html) and productivity, while optimising ride performance and minimising road damage. The work has involved optimising passive suspensions (susp_des.html) and, increasingly, the use of computer-controlled, active and semi-active components (susp_comp.html , susp_adv.html). A number of projects are available in this area, ranging from active roll-control, to integrated control of vehicles incorporating semi-active dampers. The research will generally involve a combination of mathematical vehicle modelling, control system design and laboratory or field tests.

Background Required:
Applicants should have a first class degree in Mechanical Engineering, with strong abilities in dynamics, vibrations and automatic control. Skills in mechanical and/or electrical design would be an advantage.

Funding Source:
EPSRC Studentships may be available for UK students. Some 'top-up' funding is available from the Cambridge Vehicle Dynamics Consortium.

Research Groups Involved:

Application Deadline:

For further information and to apply contact:

Dr. D. Cebon
Cambridge University Engineering Dept
Trumpington Street
Cambridge, CB2 1PZ
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)1223 332665
Fax: +44 (0)1223 332662

Initial letters of application and CVs should be sent to Dr. Cebon.

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