Prediction of fatigue and wear of high voltage strands caused by wind induced loadings

The goal of this Ph.D. project is to obtain via a modelling approach a detailed description of the mechanisms responsible for internal strand degradation in the vicinity of suspension clamps. After understanding the degradation causes, the Ph.D. investigation should clearly indicate what measures should be made in service to detect and monitor strand degradation, and ultimately predict the remaining life.    

Required knowledge

Finite element analysis, Fatigue, Tribology : contact, wear and fretting 

Desired program of studies


Research domains

Energy, Materials and manufacturing


Grant $21,000/year for 3 years

Additional information

Starting : 2020-01-06 
Partners involves : Helix Uniformé