Professor Matthew Marshall
MEng (Hons), PhD
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Telephone: +44(0)114 2227737
Fax: +44(0)114 2227890
Matthew Marshall is a lecturer in tribology in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He has a first class degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sheffield and a PhD in Tribology. Upon completion of his PhD, Matthew worked for the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), undertaking research work on behalf of Rolls-Royce investigating the manufacture of aero-engine casings in heat resistant super-alloys. He joined the department in December 2008, and works within a tribology group that specialises in industrial wear and lubrication problems, as well as in the development of metrology tools for tribology. Matthew teaches Tribology of Machine Elements to undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Matthew is a member of the Leoonardo Tribology Centre.
Areas of Research
Matthew´s research work covers a range of industrial friction, wear, and contact mechanics problems. This work involves a range of experimental as well as analytical techniques, and in many cases includes the testing of full scale engineering components.
One research theme has focused on tribology in aero-engines, with specific work undertaken investigating the contact mechanics and wear of abradable linings in compressors. This work has been performed in conjunction with Rolls-Royce, and has involved the development of a novel test platform capable of accelerating compressor blades to velocities in excess of 100 m/s. Recently, this work has been extended to consider the use of composite materials as linings in certain shaft based applications.
Another activity is concerned with manufacturing tribology, and the measurement of friction from cutting tools. At present this work has focused on the development of a novel lathe based friction test device; where testing is performed at high speeds in order to replicate actual cutting conditions. The information gather through this type of testing is useful in the selection of coatings for cutting tool inserts, as well as in determining appropriate cutting fluids for a given application.
During his post-graduate study Matthew researched the use of ultrasound as a non-intrusive technique for quantifying the contact pressure distribution in a variety of machine tool contacts. To date contact mechanics and ultrasound remains an area within which he is an active researcher. His work has focused on a range of contacts including; the rail / wheel contact in railway applications, interfacial pressure distributions in bolted joints, and stresses developed at the interface in simple interference fits. This work culminated in the application of the technique to a full size railway wheel-set, where the contact pressures in the interface between the wheel and the axel were quantified for both a new and existing wheel-set, in order to validate FE modelling results. Recently, Matthew has been involved in applying this technique to dynamic contacts.
- Wear of abradable linings in aero-engine compressors.
- Wear of wind turbine rotor bearings
- Measurement of cutting tool friction
- The application of standard features in the design and manufacture of aero-engine components
- The use of ultrasound in the measurement of contact pressures in machine tool contacts
- Determination of contact pressures in dynamic contact situations
- Determination of the effect of washers on clamping pressure relaxation in bolted joints
- Interference fit design in shrink fit tool holders
MEC411 Tribology of Machine Elements
Current Research Grants
1. Rolls-Royce Plc., Wear Characteristics of Composite Abradable Labyrinth Surfaces, February 2009 (with AMRC), £7,460.
2. Knowledge Transfer Project Fund, Friction of Cryogenic Materials in Cutting Tool Applications, March 2009, £8,360.
3. The Royal Society, Ultrasonic Characterisation of Clamping Pressure Relaxation in Vibrating Bolted Joints, July 2009, £14,530.
4. Rolls-Royce Plc., Wear Testing of Compressor Abradable Linings, November 2009 (with AMRC), £8,120.
5. Rolls-Royce Plc., Combustion Casing Standard Features for Design and Manufacture, December 2009 (with AMRC), £35,000.
6. Northern Way Innovation Program, Development and Rig Validation of Multi-life Bearing, December 2009 (R.S. Dwyer-Joyce), £33,040.
- Identification of blade operational mode shapes during wear of abradable coating. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 472. View this article in WRRO
- Detection of sub-surface damage in wind turbine bearings using acoustic emissions and probabilistic modelling. Renewable Energy, 147(1), 776-797. View this article in WRRO
- Measurement of strain evolution in overloaded roller bearings using energy dispersive X-ray diffraction. Tribology International, 140. View this article in WRRO
- The influence of tool coating on the length of the normal operating region (steady-state wear) for micro end mills. Precision Engineering, 60, 306-319. View this article in WRRO
- Application of neutron imaging to detect and quantify fatigue cracking. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 159, 182-194. View this article in WRRO
- Investigating material removal mechanism of Al-Si base abradable coating in labyrinth seal system. Wear, 426-427(Part A), 239-249. View this article in WRRO
- An analysis of the quality of experimental design and reliability of results in tribology research. Wear, 426-427(Part B), 1712-1718. View this article in WRRO
- Protocol for tool wear measurement in micro-milling. Wear, 420-421, 54-67. View this article in WRRO
- Wear data for trials machining brass, titanium grade 2 and Hastelloy in order to characterize wear of micro-tools. Data in Brief, 22, 574-577. View this article in WRRO
- Investigating the application of a honeycomb abradable lining in the turbine stage of an aero-engine. Tribology International, 125, 66-74. View this article in WRRO
- Ultrasonic monitoring of insulated block joints. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit. View this article in WRRO
- Mapping of axial plastic zone for roller bearing overloads using neutron transmission imaging. Materials and Design, 156, 103-112. View this article in WRRO
- Wear mechanisms at the blade tip seal interface. Wear, 404-405, 176-193. View this article in WRRO
- A Novel Image Segmentation Approach for Microstructure Modelling. Coatings, 7(10). View this article in WRRO
- Relaxation of contact pressure and self-loosening in dynamic bolted joints. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 231(18), 3462-3475. View this article in WRRO
- Failure Analysis of Pipeline Indents using Steel Precision Balls under Subsea Conditions. Tribology International. View this article in WRRO
- Dynamic contact strain measurement by time-resolved stroboscopic energy dispersive synchrotron X-ray diffraction. Strain, 53(2). View this article in WRRO
- The influence of material properties on the wear of abradable materials. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, 231(2), 240-253. View this article in WRRO
- Observations on acoustic emissions from a line contact compressed into the plastic region. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, 230(11), 1371-1376. View this article in WRRO
- Understanding the behaviour of silver as a low friction coating in aerospace fasteners. Tribology International, 100, 162-170. View this article in WRRO
- Experimental modelling of lipping in insulated rail joints and investigation of rail head material improvements. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, 230(4), 1375-1387. View this article in WRRO
- Influence of workpiece constituents and cutting speed on the cutting forces developed in the conventional drilling of CFRP composites. Composite Structures, 140, 621-629. View this article in WRRO
- Design and implementation of a non-resonant vibration-assisted machining device to create bespoke surface textures. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 231(5), 860-875. View this article in WRRO
- Effects of blade surface treatments in tip–shroud abradable contacts. Wear, 338-339, 268-281. View this article in WRRO
- Development of a method for assessing erosive wear damage on dies used in aluminium casting. Wear, 332-333, 1215-1224. View this article in WRRO
- An investigation of the relationship between wear and contact force for abradable materials. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, 229(2), 136-150. View this article in WRRO
- Rail Grinding for the 21st Century – Taking a Lead from the Aerospace Industry. Proc. IMechE Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit. View this article in WRRO
- An Investigation into Contact Pressure Distribution in Bolted Joints. Proc. IMechE Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Sciences.
- Envelope analysis using the Teager-Kaiser Energy operator for condition monitoring of a wind turbine bearing. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 564, 170-175.
- Adhesive transfer in aero-engine abradable linings contact. Wear, 304(1-2), 202-210.
- An ultrasonic method for measuring fluid penetration rate into threaded contacts. Tribology International, 67, 21-26. View this article in WRRO
- High speed wear testing of an abradable coating. Wear, 294-295, 257-263.
- Application of Fastsim with variable coefficient of friction using twin disc experimental measurements. Wear, 274-275, 109-126.
- Ultrasonic Measurement of Self Loosening in Bolted Joints. Journal of Mechanical Engineering Sciences, Proceedings of the IMechE Part C.
- Experimental and numerical modelling of wheel–rail contact and wear. Wear, 271(5-6), 911-924.
- Application of Fastsim with variable coefficient of friction using twin disc experimental measurements. Wear.
- Ultrasonic measurement of railway wheel hub-axle press-fit contact pressures. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, 225(3), 287-298.
- Influence of the interfacial pressure distribution on loosening of bolted joints. Strain, 47(SUPPL. 2), 65-78.
- Comparison of numerical and ultrasonic techniques for quantifying interference fit pressures. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 222(7), 1125-1130.
- Characterising pressure and bruising in apple fruit. Wear, 264(1-2), 37-46. View this article in WRRO
- Experimental characterization of wheel-rail contact patch evolution. Journal of Tribology, 128(3), 493-504. View this article in WRRO
- Characterisation of contact pressure distribution in bolted joints. Strain, 42(1), 31-43. View this article in WRRO
- Ultrasonic measurement of contact pressures in automotive component contacts. SAE Technical Papers.
- Measurement of interface pressure in interference fits. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 219(2), 127-139. View this article in WRRO
- An ultrasonic approach for contact stress mapping in machine joints and concentrated contacts. The Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design, 39(6), 745-750.
- An ultrasonic approach for contact stress mapping in machine joints and concentrated contacts. Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design, 39(4), 339-350. View this article in WRRO
- Ultrasonic Measurement of Railway Wheel Hub/Axle Press-Fit Contact Pressures. Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, Proceedings of the IMechE Part F.
- Measurement of Strain Evolution in Overloaded Roller Bearings using Time-of-Flight Neutron Diffraction. Materials and Design.
Conference proceedings papers
- Cutting fluid application for titanium alloys Ti-6Al-4V and Ti-10V-2Fe-3Al in a finish turning process. Procedia CIRP, Vol. 77 (pp 441-444), 25 June 2018 - 27 June 2018. View this article in WRRO
- The Application of Wire Electrical Discharge Machining (WEDM) in the Prototyping of Miniature Brass Gears. Procedia CIRP, Vol. 77 (pp 642-645), 25 June 2018 - 27 June 2018. View this article in WRRO
- Fatigue crack initiation identification and quantification with Bragg edge strain tomography. ICF 2017 - 14th International Conference on Fracture, Vol. 1 (pp 364-365)
- PZT sensors benchmarking and a wavelet transform approach for acoustic emission source location. 24th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, ICSV 2017
- Measurement of lubricant film thickness in a gearbox journal bearing with ultrasonic reflection. 5th World Tribology Congress, WTC 2013, Vol. 3 (pp 2367-2370)
- Surface texturing by vibration assisted machining with piezoelectric actuator. Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Annual Meeting and Exhibition 2014, Vol. 2 (pp 778-780)
- Dynamic characterisation of the wheel/rail contact using ultrasonic reflectometry. Civil-Comp Proceedings, Vol. 104
- Experimental modelling of rail end lipping in insulated joints. Civil-Comp Proceedings, Vol. 104
- View this article in WRRO Damage detection in rolling element bearings by acoustic emission outlier analysis. 5th World Tribology Congress, WTC 2013, Vol. 2 (pp 1810-1813)
- Adhesive transfer and cutting wear in aero-engine abradable lining contacts. 5th World Tribology Congress, WTC 2013, Vol. 2 (pp 1574-1577)
- Rail Grinding for the 21st Century – Taking a Lead from the Aerospace Industry. CM2012
- Engineering a 10MW gearbox for reliable offshore operation. European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition 2010, EWEC 2010, Vol. 5 (pp 3964-3977)
- Monitoring lubrication in wind turbine rolling bearings. European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition 2010, EWEC 2010, Vol. 4 (pp 2538-2558)
- The Application of Ultrasound as a Tool for Studying Contact Stresses in Railway Engineering Component Contacts. Joint Rail
- Ultrasonic measurement of wheel HUB/AXLE interference fit pressures. Proceedings of the World Tribology Congress III - 2005 (pp 239-240)
- Measuring pressure in apple contacts. Proceedings of the World Tribology Congress III - 2005 (pp 869-870)
- View this article in WRRO The application of ultrasound as a tool for studying contact stresses in railway engineering component contacts. Proceedings of the 2005 ASME/IEEE Joint Rail Conference, Vol. 29 (pp 83-88)
- Ultrasonic characterisation of a wheel/rail contact. Transient Processes in Tribology, Vol. 43 (pp 151-158)
- Ultrasonic characterisation of an interference fit. TRIBOLOGICAL RESEARCH AND DESIGN FOR ENGINEERING SYSTEMS (pp 449-458)
- Session XII tribological studies of dry and lubricated surfaces (3) - Lubricated. Tribology Series, Vol. 41 (pp 886-888)
- Tool Coatings and their Influence on the Length of Steady-State Wear Region for Micro End Mills. Extended Abstracts from the 2019 STLE Tribology Frontiers Conference. Chicago, IL, USA, 21 October 2019 - 23 October 2019.
- Detecting Damage on Wind Turbine Bearings Using Acoustic Emissions and Gaussian Process Latent Variable Models. Structural Health Monitoring 2015 View this article in WRRO
- Dynamic Characterisation of the Wheel/Rail Contact using Ultrasonic Reflectometry. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance, 8 April 2014 - 11 April 2014.
- View this article in WRRO Ultrasonic Characterisation of Wheel Hub/Axle Interference Fit Pressures. Proceedings of the 14th International Wheelset Congress. Florida, USA, 17 October 2004 - 21 October 2004.
- View this article in WRRO Measuring Wheel/Rail Contact Stresses using Ultrasound. Proceedings of the 14th International Wheelset Congress. Florida, USA, 17 October 2004 - 21 October 2004.
- Contact Pressure Calculations on Rough Measured Surfaces. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on the Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces. Halmstad, Sweden, 10 September 2003 - 11 September 2003.
- Comparison of Numerical and Ultrasonic Techniques for Quantifying Interference Fit Pressures. Proceedings of ICEM12, International Conference on Experimental Mechanics. Bari, Italy, 29 August 2004 - 2 September 2004.
- Contact Pressure Measurement In Bolted Joints. Proceedings of ICEM12, International Conference on Experimental Mechanics. Bari, Italy, 29 August 2004 - 2 September 2004.
- Experimental Techniques for Characterising Wheel/Rail Contact Conditions. Proceedings of CM2006, 7th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems, Vol. 2 (pp 83-88). Brisbane Australia, 24 September 2006 - 27 September 2006.