PhD student - Reece Eblet
PhD title: Manufacture and use of soft magnetics materials for high performance applications within electrical machine and drive systems
This project will be concerned with research at the nexus of machine design, material modelling and manufacturing process development. It will be focused on the research challenges associated with employing high-performance cobalt-iron soft magnetic alloys in next-generation aerospace propulsion machines.
Although offering the highest levels of magnetic performance, these alloys are stress-sensitive and difficult to process following heat treatment. This project, which will be performed in collaboration with Rolls-Royce will explore the design for manufacture aspects of machines to exploit these properties in the context of hybrid propulsion systems for next-generation aircraft.