Cranfield University welcomes suggestions from MIA members for thesis projects
19 Oct 2018
Suggestions for thesis projects will be undertaken by the Motorsport Engineering and Motorsport Mechatronics students together with the MIA member company, between May and August 2019.
The selection of previous thesis titles, shown below, indicates what is possible. How will MIA members benefit?
• Research into a technical issue(s) your company needs to consider
• Investigation of solution(s) and consideration of their feasibility
• Assessment of state-of-the-art solutions and identification of knowledge gaps
• Regular engagement with a Master’s level student, supervised by Cranfield staff
• Provision of high-quality presentations, poster and thesis report
• Opportunity to evaluate individual MSc students - i.e. an ‘extended interview’
The University can put in place NDA and thesis restrictions, if required, even though it is encouraged to place research in the public domain. However, you may decide it is of added value to your company for research findings to be publicly disseminated.
Note that the students are 100% committed to their thesis projects from mid-May to the end of August 2019 but often start evaluating their ‘understanding’ of the research needed and knowledge gaps beforehand.
Final deadline for any suggestions is February 1st 2019.
Requests for information, to ‘discuss’ any subjects, or if you would like to see any ‘explanation posters’ from the list, please email email@example.com.
For your Information, thesis titles of research completed in the 2017-2018 academic year are below
• An Investigation into Advanced RANS Turbulence Modelling for Aeronautical and Motorsport Applications
• A New Method for Measuring Vehicle Sideslip and Yaw Angle Using Image and Inertial Data
• Investigating the Aerodynamic Effect of Vortex Generators on a Flat Plate in Ground Effect
• Driver-in-the-Loop Simulator Fidelity: Brake Pedal Dynamics Characterisation for an LMP2 Application.
• Validation of Previous Work on Kart Dynamics and Minimum Time Manoeuvring through On-Track Testing
• Design and Study of Two Suspension Geometries for a High Performance Off-road Vehicle
• Development of a Velocity Dependent Flow Control Aerodynamic Device using Composite Material Tailoring Optimization and Fluid Structure Interaction Techniques
• Development of a Motorbike Oriented Laptime Simulation
• Evaluating the Performance of Metal Matrix Composites and Titanium for Piston Material in Endurance Racing Applications
• Effect of Roll Centre Height and Roll Axis Inclination on Transient Handling
• Investigation into a Whole Vehicle Tyre Test Method for Tyre Performance Characterisation
• Aerodynamic Performance Investigation of the DrivAer Notchback Model under Side Wind Conditions using Transient RANS-LES Simulations
• Analysis of Exhaust Gases in the Exhaust System and Pulse Converter of a four-cylinder Turbocharged Engine
• Multi-objective Optimisation of a Gearbox Designed for an Electric Dakar Vehicle.
• Study of Major Suspension Parameters and their Influence on Rider Comfort for Motorcycles
• Wheel Rim Tyre Overset CFD Modelling
• A Study into Setup Sensitivity and Optimisation for the Dallara Stradale using Aerolap Simulation Software
• Analysis of the Impact of Vehicle Set Up in Racing Line Selection
• Characterization of the suspension for a British and European racing truck.
• Characterise the Torsional Stiffness of a Race-truck Chassis
• Investigation Dynamic Roll Stiffness on Audi S1 WRX
• Ultrasonic Monitoring Of High Performance Gearbox Bearings
• What are the key variables, which affect rider comfort in motorcycle suspension in a numerate way?