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The research in this doctoral opportunity will numerical assess single/multiple point wear in mechanical contacts and its relation with airborne friction noise. Friction noise and wear phenomena are inevitable in machine components even working in normal operational conditions. Surface degradation, at the mechanical contacts due to wear, has an impact on the noise emitted because of the rapid release of energy from localized sources within a material. Severity of surface degradation can change the noise spectrum, and hence an analysis of emitted noise can lead to the possible health diagnosis of machine components. Researchers have shown the empirical trend modelling between noise signals and the wear in terms of accumulated signal energy and changes in spectrum amplitude. However, due to complexities in wear tribo-mechanics, it is still a challenge to numerically generate friction noise even for a single mechanical contact which is under degradation due to wear phenomenon.
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