School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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Dynamics and Tribology Research Group

We are internationally recognised as a leading group in the fundamentals of multi-body dynamics and its applications to all forms of machines and mechanisms.

Our Aim

The Dynamics & Tribology Research Group undertakes research across a broad scale of physics of motion from fundamentals to various application areas, with emphasis in coupling between dynamics and tribology. The physical phenomena investigated are related to energy efficiency (friction), dynamics of motion and mechanical oscillations. Key applications include Energy Efficiency and Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) of Propulsion Systems, Vibration Energy Harvesting and Medical Devices at both System level (e.g. drivetrain, transmission, clutch, differential) and Component level (e.g. all types of bearings, gear pairs, mechanical seals). The group has a long-standing track record of research funding from national funding bodies, such as Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and DTI (Department of Trade and Industry)/TSB (Technology Strategy Board), in addition to numerous successful collaborations with industry in the UK as well as world-wide.

Our Research Projects

Our Team

Our Research Opportunities

Our PhD students play a central role in our wide-ranging research activities, making vital contributions to the success of the research itself. Find out more about our current research opportunities.

Our Research Opportunities