Advanced Computer Aided Engineering
Exploring novel numerical simulation methods to enable the development of higher performing engineering products and more efficient design and production processes. Our research encompasses multidisciplinary simulation capabilities across engineering design, analysis, manufacture and systems modelling themes.
Finite Element Modelling
The development of algorithms for transforming detailed geometric models into idealised forms suitable for finite element analysis.
The long term goal is automatic, adaptive analysis, based on design geometry but using analysis models of appropriate complexity.
Immersive Virtual Reality
Virtual test environments to support learning at the earliest possible opportunity in the product development cycle.
Knowledge acquisition, assembly analysis and process development using wholly virtual assets.
Digital manufacture and assembly
Multi-level assembly system modelling
Capturing manufacture and assembly processes from individual part through to full factory simulations
Improving manufacturing precision and efficiency through process simulation
Development of virtual machining, moulding, forming, welding and drilling process models
Virtual structural testing and design
Accurate prediction of material and structural behaviour
Generation and integration of predictive material and structural analysis models for improved product performance and reduced development time
Multiscale and Multiphysics Modelling
Capturing the complexities of multi-scale and multi-physical interaction
Simulating from molecular level through to full scale product beahviour, including complex multiphysics phenomena such as lightning strike