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Raymond Walter Snidle  FREng

Professor Raymond Walter Snidle FREng

Emeritus Professor

School of Engineering



Gear thrust cone design and validationEvans HP, Clarke A, Snidle RDavid Brown Gear Systems7572102/02/2015 - 30/11/2015
Development of a consistent mixed friction model for rough surface lubricationProf RW Snidle, Dr HP EvansEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council 7791601/06/2001 - 31/05/2003
Scuffing performance of super-hard coatingsSnidle RW, Alanou MP, Evans HPUnited Technologies Research Centre 3164601/10/2002 - 01/10/2003
Running in, wear and surface fatigue of steel surfaces operating in mixed lubricationSnidle RW, Evans HPBGA2100001/10/2011 - 30/09/2014
Mixed Lubrication, Wear and Contact Fatigue of Rough SurfacesSnidle R, Evans HPRolls-Royce Goodrich Engine Control Systems Ltd2100023/04/2010 - 20/09/2012
Rough surface micro EHD analysis of GM power train gearsSnidle RW, Evans HPGeneral Motors Corporation 1335101/05/2004 - 31/07/2004
Micro EHL modelling of ASTUTE gear profilesSnidle RW, Evans HPDefence Evaluation and Research Agency 3000001/10/2003 - 01/03/2004
Mixed lubrication, wear and contact fatigue of rough surfacesSnidle RW, Evans HPEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council51356901/04/2009 - 31/12/2012
Thermal approach to studying and modelling mixed lubricationEvans HP, Snidle RWEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council 18370301/08/2004 - 31/01/2008
Lubrication analysis of thrust faces in gear pumpsEvans HP, Snidle RWGoodrich Control Systems Ltd 6000001/10/2005 - 30/09/2008
A mathematical model for the wear process of worm gearsDr HP Evans, Prof RW SnidleEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council 7923801/04/2001 - 01/04/2004
The influence of surface treatments on micropittingProf RW Snidle, Mr MP Alanou, Dr HP EvansUS Navy3327301/05/2001 - 01/05/2002
Thermal approach to studying and modelling mixed lubricationProf RW Snidle, Prof HP EvansShell Research Ltd 1000001/10/2004 - 01/10/2007
Thrust conesProf RW Snidle, Prof HP EvansUniversity of Newcastle 400018/03/2005 - 18/03/2007
Rough surface micro EHD analysis of GM power train gearsProf RW Snidle, Prof HP EvansGeneral Motors Corporation 556601/05/2004 - 31/07/2004
Centre of Excellence for research in energy waste and environmentProf N Syred, Dr AJ Griffiths, Mr MP Alanou, Dr C Bates, Dr PJ Bowen, Dr JA Brandon, Dr HP Evans, Dr CA Featherston, Dr KM Holford, Prof FD Pooley, Dr DM O'Doherty, Dr T O’Doherty, Prof RW Snidle, Prof J Watton, Dr KP Williams, Dr Y XueWelsh Development Agency 30000001/05/2001 - 30/04/2004
Scuffing testsMr MP Alanou, Prof RW SnidleREM Ltd 200001/07/2001 - 01/08/2001
Fundamentals of micropittingProf RW Snidle, Dr HP EvansB G A Transmission Technology 1800001/10/2001 - 01/10/2004
Charactersiation of wear mechanisms and surface functionalities with regard to life time prediction and quality criteria - from micro to the nano range WEMESURFProf FM Borodich, Prof RW Snidle, Prof HP EvansCommission of European Communities 15465301/11/2006 - 31/10/2010
Mechanisms of interactions in nano-scale of novel ionic lubricants with functional surfacesEvans HP, Borodich FM, Snidle RWCommission of European Communities20344501/10/2008 - 30/09/2012
Rough surface EHD traction modelProf HP Evans, Prof RW SnidleEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council6038801/03/2001 - 31/08/2002
Automated diagnosis for helicopter engines and rotating parts (ADHER)Prof HP Evans, Prof RW SnidleCommission of European Communities 9656101/12/2006 - 30/11/2008

Supervised Students

Effect f Surface Finish and Hard Coatings on Scuffing of Steel DiscsDHULIPALLA Ajay KrishnaGraduatePhD
Heat partition in Elastohydrodynamic sliding contacts under full film lubrication conditionsCLARKE AlastairGraduatePhD
Thermal Behaviour Of Work Rolls In The Hot Mill Rolling ProcessWRIGHT BenjaminGraduateEngD
Fundamental Scaling of Free Jet BurnersSYRED Caroline PamelaGraduatePhD
Effects of Non-Newtonian Rheology on the Line Contact Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication ProblemDAVIES ChristopherGraduatePhD
Lubrication Analysis of Thrust Faces in Gear PumpsMORGRIDGE David JasonGraduatePhD
Prediction of Contact Fatigue for the Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication Line Contact Problem under Rolling & Sliding CondiQIAO HuaGraduatePhD
Study of Parameters Influencing Surface Distress of GearsALANOU Marc PierreGraduatePhD
Running-in And residual Stress: Finite Element Contract Analysis Of As Measured Rough Surfaces And Comparison With Experiment.BRYANT MichaelGraduatePhD
Friction and Wear Behaviour of Self Lubricating Bearing LinersGAY RussellGraduatePhD


  • 1970-72 Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Leeds.
  • 1972-     Lecturer, Reader, Professor, Cardiff University.
  • Industrial Experience: Rolls-Royce Aero Engines, Filton, Bristol, two years, (January 1991-December 1992).
  • 2012-13 Visiting Professor, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Honours and awards

  • BSc, PhD, DSc
  • CEng FIMechE FREng FASME (Life Fellow)