Supervisors: Dr Pleydell-Pearce, Dr J Searle and Dr F Robinson
Expected Interview Date: week commencing 17th June 2019.
Cogent Power Ltd is a producer of World Class electrical steels including grain-oriented products at Orb Works in Newport.
Grain oriented electrical steel is an essential material in the manufacture of energy-efficient transformers and large high-performance generators.
The unrivalled magnetic properties result from the unique grain structure, formed through a complex production process, starting with high-silicon hot-rolled coil feedstock.
The coatings applied to grain-oriented steels play a critical role in their performance providing insulation between laminations, holding the steel strip in tension to reduce magnetic losses and reducing magnetostriction during magnetisation and demagnetisation of the transformer core in service.
There are two coating layers present on grain oriented electrical steel, namely Forsterite and tension coating. The Forsterite layer can exhibit variation in coverage, colour and thickness that is accentuated by the current tension coating, which is undesirable and solutions are sought to minimise or eliminate.
This research aims to improve consistency of appearance, colour and adhesion combined with increasing the tension applied and avoidance of sticky coatings.
The Research Engineer will:
We welcome applications from candidates with an Engineering or Physical Science degree (minimum level 2:1), or a combination of degree and equivalent relevant experience to the same level to join the M2A community of research engineers.
To be eligible for WEFO funding, applicants should:
To be eligible for EPSRC funding, applicants should:
Full fees at Home/EU rate for a period of four academic years.
Maintenance stipend at £20K per annum for a period of four years.Closing Date 27 May 2019