Innovating the Future of Aerospace
Sustainable aviation is the overarching theme of our aerospace research. This is aimed at coupling advanced simulation methods with new design, material and manufacturing processes to improve the physical, environmental and economic performance of future aircraft systems. Research activities span aerodynamics, powerplant, aeroelasticity, aircraft operations, design, analysis & optimisation and structural testing. A major focus of our work is the integration of these disciplines into an overall systems framework.
Aerodynamic & Aeroelastic Optimisation
Computational methods for aerodynamic and aeroelastic analysis and design.
Our primary aim is to develop advanced high-fidelity methods for the analysis and design of future aerospace vehicles.
Digital Aircraft Manufacture and Assembly
Collaborative simulation tools and advanced virtual environments for optimal product / process design.
Improved design concurrency for digital manufacture, assembly validation and through life performance.
Air traffic management and systems integration
Meeting the safety and efficiency needs needs of 21st century air traffic expansion.
Advanced structural analysis
Experimental and numerical static strength analysis of aircraft wing and fuselage structures
Design and validation of novel geometric, material systems and manufacturing solutions