Technology Improvement Studies of Rotorcraft Trans
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 12/23/2018

Opportunity Description

Technology Improvement Studies of Rotorcraft Transmission Components for Improved Efficiency, Durability, Vibration, or Acoustic Performance. Advisors: LaBerge, Kelsen E. [Click Here To Join]; 216.433.2078) Acosta, Waldo A. [Click Here To Join]; 216.433.3393) Key Words: Fatigue, Hybrid Components, Propulsion, Drivetrain, Powertrain, Transmission, Bearings, Gears, Vibration Reduction Experimental and computational studies will be conducted on helicopter and ground vehicle drive system components including gears, bearings, and transmissions. Coupon and specimen-level studies will focus on durability mechanisms for extending helicopter transmission component life to achieve 10,000 flight hours. Methodologies for characterizing ultra high-cycle fatigue failure mechanisms and control technologies for efficiently performing these experiments are of interest. The senior researcher will also evaluate technologies aimed at improving power transmission performance, efficiency, and power-to-weight ratio to include, but not limited to, active/passive vibration reduction mechanisms and hybrid component materials. Vehicle drive system research will support manned and unmanned rotorcraft as well as ground vehicle applications.

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About Us

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) administers Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research participation programs for civilians such as:

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Research Associateship Program (RAP) allow Postdoctoral Fellows, Journeyman Fellows (undergraduate and graduates students and recent graduates), Senior Researchers, and Summer Faculty engage in research initiatives of their own choice, that are compatible with the interests of the government and will potentially contribute to the general effort of the ARL. Scientists and engineers at ARL help shape and execute the Army's program for meeting the challenge of developing technologies that will support Army forces in meeting future operational needs.

Research opportunities include, but are not limited to the following disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Anthropology, Archeology, Biology, Biochemistry, Biological Engineering, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Health Risk Assessment, Environmental Science, Entomology, Epidemiology, Ergonomics, Geology, Health Education Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics, Nanotechnology, Photonics, Physics, Public Health Economics, Public Health Policy, and more.

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