Design and Simulation
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.
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.Finite Element Modelling Research Group
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.
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
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
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
Digital lean manufacturing, industrial informatics, robotic automation simulationView Pure Profile
Finite Element methods, Process modelling, Cost modellingView Pure Profile
Virtual testing, Structural design and optimisation, CAE integration and automationView Pure Profile
Multi-physics and multi-scale simulation, visual Analytics, advanced decision making modelsView Pure Profile
Finite Element modelling, multi-scale material modelling, multi-physics simulationView Pure Profile
High Value Design Research exploring novel and disruptive design technologiesView Pure Profile
Finite element process modelling, large strain material modellingView Pure Profile
Next generation design & CAE systems, Certification by AnalysisView Pure Profile
Simulation intent, finite element methods, CAE integration and automationView Pure Profile
Finite element modelling, auxetic structures, time-dependent external pulses, crashworthinessView Pure Profile