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UF Department of Mechanical Aerospace Engineering

Congratulations to Nikhil D. Londhe, a current MAE PhD student, on receiving the Walter D. Hodson award. The award is given to the lead author of the best paper written by a Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers member published by the STLE. In his award-winning paper, Nikhil and his co-authors (Dr. Nagaraj K. Arakere and Dr. Raphael T. Haftka) presented a modified set of data to be used when predicting the fatigue life of modern bearings. The team’s paper, “Reevaluation of Rolling Element Bearing Load-Life Equation Based on Fatigue Endurance Data” can be found in the 58th issue of Tribology Transactions. Nikhil received the award at the STLE's Annual Conference in Atlanta last month.