Brett Friskney MEng (Hons), AMIMechE
PhD Research Student
Brett completed his MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering at Loughborough University in 2018, having gained industrial experience with Lubrizol UK Ltd, and began his PhD research within the Dynamics Research Group under the supervision of Prof. Stephanos Theodossiades and Dr. Mahdi Mohammad-Pour. Brett's research interests include multi-body dynamics, noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), non-linear dynamics, rotordynamics, tribo-dynamics of gear systems and rolling element bearings, optical metrology and surface metrology.
PhD Thesis Title: Flexible Gear-Mounted Shaft-Bearing System with Housing Flexibility
In high-speed race transmission systems, failures of rolling element bearings supporting gear-shaft systems compromise the reliability and performance of the gear box. Understanding the mechanisms by which bearings fail is crucial to improving reliability, though is an inherently difficult task due to the multiple factors affecting the tribo-dynamics of the bearings. Brett's research aims to use various modelling techniques to investigate the tribology and dynamics of the gear, shaft, housing and bearing components, and study their combined effects on bearing performance and failure.