Post Graduate Research Student - Powertrain Structures
Coventry, United Kingdom
Powertrain Research and Technology are responsible for delivering innovative robust and cost-effective technology into the Jaguar Land Rover products. The Systems team are responsible for developing advanced powertrain technologies relating to electrification, drive transfer and structures. We are looking to recruit a postgraduate student to support our research project.
Project Title: Powertrain Damage Modelling using Real Time Vehicle Data
The main objective of this project is to develop a fatigue damage model of a driveline system in a way so that it will be suitable for incorporation into a production vehicle control unit without the need for additional sensing devices.
Within this project, you’ll be required to generate fatigue functions for key driveline geartrain damage modes (gear root bending) and align these functions with representative duty cycles to validate model performance. All the while, you’ll be needed to consider current vehicle control parameters and the potential utilisation for on-board damage counting. Working on the project will see you develop close liaison with the Driveline/Transmission Controls team to validate parameter suitability (resolution, update time, accuracy, etc.).
During the project, there will be a number of key interactions. These will include working with Jaguar Land Rover’s Test Engineers, Research Engineers, Group Leaders and Research Managers, System Technical Specialists and Research Senior Management.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
The prime requirement for participation in the project is to be pursuing a postgraduate degree in engineering or science. It is just as important that you’ll have experience of mechanical fatigue mechanisms (especially steels) as well as an understanding of component duty cycles and the compounding effect of load variation on life. You’ll also be expected to have general materials engineering knowledge.
Though not essential, it is desirable that you’ll have previously delivered successful fatigue models (dissertation, industry, etc.) and that you’ll come with good knowledge of automotive control units and transmission systems. Ideally, you’ll also be aware of mechanical engineering principles.
This project will allow you to develop your project management capabilities, and you should therefore be comfortable working in a team environment and demonstrate sufficient agility to effectively respond to changes in stakeholder directions.
Additionally, you should be a resilient and enthusiastic individual who is able to deliver results under pressure whilst responding constructively to new ideas and inputs. All the above qualities will ensure you make the most of this exciting opportunity to gain a strong foothold in the industry and advance your future career.