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Michael Sutcliffe - Research Interests
Candidates with suitable research backgrounds and a 1st class degree are invited to apply for a PhD position. Applications relating to active projects are welcome. Further details of projects in my three areas of research are given in the links below.
Composites and Textiles
Research into micromechanics of composites, including draping of textiles, compressive strength and fibre waviness defects, as part of the Micromechanics group.
Previous research has been used to develop a PC software design tool, Composite Compressive Strength Modeller (CCSM), for deformation analysis and failure prediction of composite materials. This has been recently upgraded for Windows 64-bit operating systems.
Bioengineering and Engineering for Clinical Practice
Research on artery mechanics, brain surgery and cancer radiotherapy, linked with the Departmental strategic theme on Engineering for Life Sciences and Healthcare.Tribology
Tribological research on tyre wear, metal rolling tribology and chemical mechanical polishing, as part of the Tribology group. Linked with the Departmental strategic theme on Energy, Transport and Urban Infrastructure.
2011 Cambridge University Engineering Dept and Michael Sutcliffe.
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