Our work covers the entire range of the engineering sciences, from the microstructure of materials to the flow of ocean currents. We work with the power generating industries, including renewable energy, aerospace, automotive, biomechanics and civil engineering companies. Our research interests range from the fundamental physics of turbulent flow to strategies for simulations involving multiple failure mechanisms and the challenges of modelling the interaction between fluid flow and structural behaviour.
Modelling studies are focussing on dealing with the strong gradients that exist in combustion events.
Our approach is to formulate it as an inverse problem and perform multiple calculations.
SPH group working on the development and application of the meshless method.
Pioneering the development of graph theory, methods to meso-scale solid mechanics problems.
Impact and high strain rate response, particularly related to concrete structures.
“Weld modelling” is a powerful multi-disciplinary tool for understanding the structural performance of welded structures.