Emilia Kozuch MSc, BEng(Hons), inz.
PhD Research Student
Emilia completed her undergraduate education in Mechanical Engineering at Lodz University of Technology; during which she took part in the Erasmus exchange programme at Coventry University obtaining a BEng Honours degree. She then undertook her postgraduate studies at The University of Nottingham where she was awarded an MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering. In 2017 Emilia joined the Dynamics Research Group in Loughborough University’s Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering as a PhD student. Her current research investigates the influence of shaft surface roughness on radial lip seal performance. Her research is funded by the EPSRC and transmission system manufacturer Neapco Europe.
2013-2014 Mechanical Engineering (MSc), University of Nottingham
2011-2012 European Engineering Studies (BEng with Honours), Coventry University
2007-2012 Power Engineering (inz course) at Mechanical Department , University of Technology in Lodz (Poland)
Study of Leakage and Power Loss from Radial Shaft Seals Used in Automotive Power Transmission Systems.
The project aims to enhance knowledge about the surface contact, lubrication and possible leakage through radial lip seals mounted on transmission shafts used in automotive industry. Properly working, the seal should prevent oil leakage also maintaining very thin layer of lubricant between the surfaces to reduce the friction. When preventing leakages is vital considering environmental issues related to oil spillage to the surrounding environment as well as potential need to refill gearbox lubricant. At the same time, matching the right seal design and shaft surface roughness condition significantly influences control of friction and therefore power losses occurring in surfaces contact point.
The key feature of the study would be investigating surface contact between a shaft and a seal and developing multi-application numerical model based on several known theories applicable to the flow in seals to simulate the possible leakage.