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EPSRC Reference: EP/M507817/2
Title: Increasing bearing life by combining a novel manufacturing bearing steel process with multiscale modelling techniques
Principal Investigator: Rivera, Dr P
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Department: Engineering
Organisation: Lancaster University
Scheme: Technology Programme
Starts: 15 June 2017 Ends: 14 January 2018 Value (£): 117,099
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Manufacturing Machine & Plant Materials Processing
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Manufacturing
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This project aims at increasing bearing life by combining a novel manufacturing bearing steel process with multiscale

modelling techniques. The new manufacturing process is based on adding an induction heater to the tundish of a

continuous cast process for bearing steel manufacturing; this will significantly enhance inclusion control and increase

bearing life. The work will be combined with modelling of multiscalar effects associated to bearing fatigue, allowing to

optimise the microstructure for fatigue, and to select optimal processing parameters for alloy processing. The end result will

be computer programmes to aid manufacturers to control bearing steel processing, rules for optimal steel processing,

methods to quantify inclusion content in ultra-clean steels, and understanding of how variations in microstructure and

composition lead to different bearing life."
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