Development of a novel regenerative braking system through analysis, modelling and design


Get paid to do a Masters with the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation at Lancaster University (The Sunday Times' University of the Year 2018) and Clairvaux Ltd.

One year enterprise-led funded Masters by Research, Ref. No. 122

  • Get paid £15,000 tax-free
  • Have your tuition fees reduced. Your partner company pays £2,000 towards your fees, meaning UK/EU students pay £2,327, and international students pay £16,390.
  • Be part of the multi award winning Centre for Global Eco-Innovation with a cohort of 50 talented graduates working on exciting business-led R&D.
  • The Centre is based at Lancaster University, so you will gain your Masters from a Top Ten University, recognised as The Sunday Times University of the Year 2018.
  • Finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas.

The Project

During 2019 we have seen the release of CO2 emission limits for Heavy Duty Vehicles, the introduction of the London Ultra Low Emissions Zone and exhaust emissions limits for non-road mobile machinery and transport refrigeration units. This project aims to develop a novel regenerative braking system that will provide electrical energy to operate a refrigerated trailer with zero emissions, ultimately contributing to emission targets.

This is a highly multi-disciplinary project, during which you will focus on the analysis and design of an air-based cooling system. You will use high fidelity analysis modules including the SolidWorks CAD system, the ANSYS thermo-structural analysis modules and the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) mesh generation and flow analysis codes of ANSYS. The understanding you will develop through this project is in high demand across a range of industries and sectors.

The successful candidate will have a 2:1 or first degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent, and good knowledge and hands-on experience of CFD and/or thermal analysis.

Enterprise and collaborative partners

This Masters by Research is a collaborative research project between Lancaster University, and will be supervised by Dr. Sergio Campobasso, Prof. Andrew Kennedy Clairvaux Ltd. Clairvaux Ltd is start-up business which aims to improve air quality by making appropriate use of available technology applied to commercial vehicles and plan to develop sub-systems facilitating the transition to autonomous vehicles.

Apply Here

Download the application documents for this project

Deadline:            Midnight Sunday 21st July 2019

Start:                    October 2019

This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and is subject to confirmation of funding. For further information about the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, please see our website.