Advanced Bearings for Oil-Free Compact Turbomachin
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 6/4/2019

Opportunity Description

Title of Research Opportunity: Advanced Bearings for Oil-Free Compact Turbomachinery Bearings used in airborne turbomachinery applications must be able to withstand high loads and rotational speeds for extended periods of time. Novel bearing designs which operate without oil based lubrication could enable the development of lighter, more reliable propulsion systems. Potential candidates should have a strong understanding of bearing and rotordynamic theory as well as experience in lab instrumentation and data acquisition. The candidate will also collaborate with other researchers to complement modeling, simulation, and experimental turbocharger measurement efforts. The focus of this research will be to characterize and innovate robust bearing designs which increase efficiency and reduce the need for complex lubrication systems.

Opportunity Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: College Station, TX
  • Opportunity Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 6/4/2019

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