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The University of Southampton
nC2 An Enterprise Consultancy Unit

Applied Research

We can help clients by providing short term applied research projects by using the expertise of the staff and the specialised equipment of the University of Southampton. These projects could be funded directly by the client or through external funding sources.

We have been collaborating with Perpetuum Ltd since 2012, some images from the research are shown below and more information on Perpetuum's reasearch can be found by clicking on the link below:

Investigating Rail Axle Bearing Damage

rolling contact fatigue damage found in a rail axle bearing
The left hand image shows an example of the rolling contact fatigue damage found in a rail axle bearing removed from service from a passenger train with a depth map using a non contact profilometer on the righthand side.
Depth map carried out using a contact profilometer
Depth map carried out using a non contact profilometer
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