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Long term research projects:

Period

Project details

Funding

since Mar 2013

MAST: Modelling of advanced materials for simulation of transformative manufacturing processes

EPSRC

since Jan 2013

Lightweight Fan System Technology Development - SILOET II Project 2

TSB,

Rolls-Royce

since Jan 2013

Virtual Engine Design Systems - SILOET II Project 10 (since Jan 2013, with TSB, Rolls-Royce, Imperial College London, University of Cambridge, University of Leeds, University of Loughborough, University of Southampton)

TSB,

Rolls-Royce

since Oct 2012

Strain Rate Dependent Behaviour of Ceramic Composites MAST

Dstl

since Aug 2012

Multi-Scale Penetration Mechanics of Projectiles Through Granular Media Using Neutron and X-Rays

DTRA

since Mar 2012

Numerical Modelling of Fragmentation, Penetration and Spallation

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

since Feb 2012

Bubble Collapse by Shock Loading

OXYNTIX

since Dec 2010

Numerical Modelling of Impact Phenomena (PHENOMENA)

Rolls-Royce

since Oct 2010

Development of multi-scale modelling methodology for simulation of rate dependent behaviour of titanium alloys (TIMET2)

EPSRC, TIMET

since May 2010

Numerical modelling of shot peening process (EDEM)

Partner: DEM Solutions

EPSRC,

Rolls-Royce

since Oct 2009

Development of numerical modelling of failure in composite materials subjected to impact loading (SILOET 1)

Partner: Imperial College, University of Southampton, University of Bristol, TU Dresden

Rolls-Royce

since Oct 2009

Experimental characterisation of rate dependent behaviour of metallic alloys for turbine fan shafts (SILOET 2.3)

Rolls-Royce

since Jul 2009

Multi-scale methodology for enhancing damage tolerance of composite materials in submarine environment subject to underwater explosion and depth charge attack (UNDERWATER)

Partner: BAE Systems, DNV, DES-SSG, Dstl, NPL, Rolls-Royce, WA

EPSRC, Dstl

since Apr 2009

Understanding and Improving Ceramic Armour Materials (CERAMIC)

Partner: Morgan Advanced Ceramics (MAC), University of Loughborough

EPSRC, Dstl

Jan 2008 – Dec 2011

Investigation of texture dependent ballistic limit of titanium plates (TIMET)

Partner: TIMET, Rolls-Royce

TIMET,

Rolls-Royce

Oct 2007- Dec 2012

Investigation of rate dependent behaviour of sandwich systems for open rotor applications (OPENROT-SARA)

Rolls-Royce

since Oct 2007

Investigation of rate dependent behaviour of titanium foams (TIFOAM)

EPSRC,

Rolls-Royce

Jan 2007 – Sep 2009

Ultra-high-speed digital imaging and optical metrology (IETRS)

Rolls-Royce

Sep 2006 – Jan 2010

 

Development of methodology for characterisation and predictive modelling of 3D reinforced composites (ROBERT)

Rolls-Royce

Sep 2006 – Oct 2009

Experimental characterisation and development of predictive modelling techniques for simulation of the response of cellular solids to impact loading (CELPACT)

Partners: Airbus, EADS, DLR, LMT-Cachan, University of Liverpool, Aachen, Patras

EU (FP6 031038)

July 2006 – Apr 2010

 

Impact Performance and Shock From Advanced Composites Technology (IPSoFACTo)

Partners: Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Smiths Aerospace, BAE Systems, Imperial College

DTI

Nov 2005 – Apr 2010

 

Optical metrology for characterisation of materials at high rates of strain (ARIN)

EPSRC,

Rolls-Royce

since Oct 2005

Optimal fan blade design for bird strike

Rolls-Royce

Jan 2005 – Dec 2009

Characterisation of composite materials and development of constitutive models in aid of lightweight hybrid fan systems (VITAL - enVIronmenTALly friendly engine)

Partners: 50 European aerospace industries

EU

Sep 2004 – Oct 2007

Development of new artificial bird material for bird strike on jet engine fan blades (STEFAN)

Partners: All large aircraft gas turbine engine manufacturers

CSL

Oct 2004 – Sep 2006

Modelling of fast fracture in titanium alloys (AMBER)

Rhodes Foundation

Oct 2004 – Mar 2010

Experimental characterisation of dynamic Bauschinger effect (NATHAN)

Rolls-Royce

Apr 2004 – Mar 2007

Characterisation of GFRP composites for submarine applications (GFRP)

Dstl

Jan 2004 – Dec 2006

Mathematical and computational modelling of fast fracture in toughened glass (GR/S31761) (GLASS)

Partners: Mathematics Department, Pilkington plc

EPSRC

Oct 2003 – Jun 2007

Microscopic characterisation of material failure in titanium alloys subjected to impact loading (HELEN)

EPSRC,

Rolls-Royce

Oct 2003 – Dec 2011

Development of Discontinuous Galerkin methods for modelling of fracture in materials subjected to impact loading (AURELIO)

EPSRC,

Rolls-Royce

Apr 2003 – Sep 2006

Experimental and numerical modelling of failure in aluminium materials and joints for automotive applications (SAI)

Partners: ALCAN Inc, Jaguar Cars Ltd, Lotus Engineering, Arup, ESI Group, CIC, University of Cranfield, Oxford Brookes University

DTI

Mar 2003 – Dec 2005

Mathematical and computational modelling of shaped charge mechanics (SHAPE)

Partners: OCIAM, UMIST, Qinetiq

EPSRC

Feb 2002 – Mar 2007

Development of inverse modelling procedures for identification of non-measurable failure properties of titanium alloys subjected to impact loading (BEN)

EPSRC,

Rolls-Royce

Sep 2001 – Dec 2005

Development of experimental procedures and constitutive equations for predictive modelling of deformation and failure in titanium alloys subjected to impact loading

Rolls-Royce

Jul 2001 – May 2003

Development of numerical algorithms for simulation of through-skin-powder-drug-delivery (POWDERJECT)

Partner: PowderJect Pharmaceuticals plc

EPSRC

Apr 2001 – Mar 2004

Development of experimental procedures for identification of material properties of damping materials (CARAD)

Partners: Qinetiq, Imperial College London, University of Cambridge

DTI,

Rolls-Royce

Feb 2001 – Jan 2004

Development of experimental and numerical procedures for predictive modelling of deformation and failure in composite materials and jointing systems for aircraft structures subjected to impact loading (CRAHVI)

Partners: Airbus UK/France/Deutschland, DLR, Onera, NLR, CEAT, EADS-CASA, Alenia, Principia, CAA, ESI, MECALOG, CAD-FEM, DEVTEC, University of Limerick / Liverpool / Cranfield / Aachen / Patras

EU – Framework 5

Jul 2000 – Sep 2003

Development of experimental procedures and improved failure criteria for crashworthiness analysis (IMPACT)

Partners: ESI, Audi, Volkswagen, BMW, Steyr-Daimler-Puch, IDIADA, ALCAN, SYSTUS, CCP, CRF, MATFEM, IWM, LMT-Cachan, University of Valenciennes

EU – Framework 5

Jan 1998 –  Jul 2000

Fast crack growth in aircraft and aeroengine structures (FAS-LUIS)

Partner: Rolls-Royce plc

EPSRC

Oct 1998 – Sep 1999

Processing, properties and engineering aspects of titanium metal matrix composites (MMC)

Partners: DERA, Rolls-Royce plc, Materials Department

EPSRC

Mar 1998 – Jun 2000

High velocity impact on composite aircraft structures (HICAS)

Partners: DLR, NLR, Rolls-Royce plc, Onera, DERA, BAE Systems, SMR, University of Linkoping

EU – Framework 4

Oct 1998 – Dec 1999

Numerical modelling of damage in composite materials under impact loading

Partner: Over Arup ATG

Rolls-Royce

 

Short term service and technology transfer projects:

Period

Project details

Funding

since Feb 2013

Characterisation of welded titanium disc for fan blade containment testing

Rolls-Royce

since Jan 2013

Experimental characterisation of new titanium alloys for containment application (TIME)

TIMET

May – Nov 2012

Uniaxial compression and tension testing of bolt QAK material (TENS)

Rolls-Royce

Mar – Oct 2012

Characterisation of temperature and strain rate dependent behaviour of materials for gas turbine applications (TECO)

Rolls-Royce

Dec 2011 – Mar 2012

Impact testing and modelling of composite containment systems (ITCS)

Leichtbau-Zentrum Sachsen GmbH

Jan 2011 – Aug 2012

Experimental characterisation of particle reinforced polymer for aerofoil damping  dependent applications (HSRT)

Rolls-Royce

Nov 2010 – Feb 2011

Experimental validation of Ice Deflection Ramp (IDRT)

Partner: National Rail

National Rail

Sep 2010 – Feb 2012

Development of methodology for characterisation of temperature and strain rate dependent behaviour of materials for gas turbine applications (TCMT)

Rolls-Royce

Apr 2010 – Mar 2011

Characterisation of ballistic behaviour of two rolled titanium alloys (TACT3)

TIMET

May 2010 – Feb 2011

Mechanical characterisation of INCO718 (QUAS)

Rolls-Royce

Jan 2010 – Apr 2010

Mechanical characterisation of containment casing materials (UNIX2)

Rolls-Royce

Oct 2009 – Dec 2010

Mechanical characterisation of titanium alloys (UNIX)

Rolls-Royce

Oct 2009 – Jan 2011

Mechanical characterisation of composites for fan blade application (EXPE)

Rolls-Royce

May 2009 – Dec 2010

Investigation of ballistic limit of LFW titanium components (IPCR)

Rolls-Royce

Apr 2009 – Mar 2010

Characterisation of ballistic behaviour of novel titanium alloys (TACT2)

TIMET

Jun – Sep 2009

Characterisation of high strain rate behaviour of novel titanium alloys (TACT)

TIMET

Apr 2008 – Mar 2009

Characterisation of rate dependent behaviour of novel titanium alloys

TIMET

Nov 2007 – Sep 2008

Testing and modelling of composite materials for Renault F1 car impact management structure

Rolls-Royce

Apr 2007 – Mar 2008

Characterisation of high strain rate behaviour of novel titanium alloys

TIMET

Aug 2007 – Jun 2008

Testing of hybrid structures for Trent 1000 fan containment applications

Rolls-Royce

Apr 2006 – Jun 2007

Development of high kinetic energy impact testing of composite materials for JSF fan containment applications

Rolls-Royce

Nov 2005 –

Feb 2006

Comparison of two gelatines for laboratory simulation of bird strike on titanium fan blades

Rolls-Royce

Aug 2004 – Dec 2007

Experimental characterisation of FV535 steel for turbine casing applications

Rolls-Royce

Jan - Dec 2005

Determination of material properties of Ti64 for numerical simulation of impact on fan blade

Rolls-Royce

Jan-Aug 2005

Experimental simulation of blade impact on fan track liner system

Rolls-Royce

Jun–Sep 2005

Experimental simulation of blade impact on titanium casing of the V2500 engine

Rolls-Royce

Sep 2004 –

Feb 2005

Experimental characterisation of Dyneema at different rates of strain

TNO-Netherlands

Mar - Jun 2005

Experimental characterisation of Ti64 after forging into BR710 blade by Doncasters

Doncasters

Feb-Aug 2005

Experimental characterisation of Ti64 after forging into BR710 by RRD

Rolls-Royce

Jan-June 2005

Testing of aluminium alloys for automotive crashworthiness

Novelis

Apr-Jun 2003

High strain rate testing of aluminium alloys for automotive applications

Lotus Engineering

Dec 2002 – Sep 2003

High strain rate testing and data generation for finite element modelling of deformation and failure in nickel based alloys for aeroengine applications

Rolls-Royce

Nov 2002 – Mar 2003

High strain rate testing and data generation for finite element modelling of welds in titanium alloys

Rolls-Royce

Oct 2002 – May 2003

Development of experimental procedures for measurement of the coefficient of restitution of golf balls

Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews

Sep 2002 – Dec 2002

Development of experimental procedures for the evaluation of resistance of hybrid materials to soft body impact

Partner: German Aerospace Laboratory DLR

Rolls-Royce

Aug 2002 – Feb 2003

High strain rate testing and data generation for finite element modelling of composite materials and metallic alloys for marine power applications

Rolls-Royce

Feb 2002 – Sep 2003

Development of experimental and numerical procedures for predictive modelling of deformation and failure in honeycomb structures subjected to impact loading

Rolls-Royce

Jan 2002 – Jan 2003

High strain rate testing and data generation for finite element modelling of pressure die cast aluminium alloys for automotive applications

ALCAN

Jan 2002 – Jan 2003

High strain rate testing and data generation for finite element modelling of automotive aluminium alloys and aluminium welded joints

Jaguar Cars

Dec 2001 – Oct 2002

High strain rate testing of aluminium metal matrix composites for aeroengine applications

Rolls-Royce

Dec 2001 – Oct 2002

High strain rate testing of titanium alloys for aeroengine applications

Rolls-Royce

Nov 2001 – Jun 2003

Soft body impact on polymer and metal matrix composite blade for aeroengine applications

Rolls-Royce

Jan 2001 – Feb 2002

Experimental and numerical aspects of predictive modelling of impact on glass fibre reinforced polymers for aeroengine applications

Rolls-Royce

Oct 2001 – Nov 2001

High strain rate testing of aluminium alloys for aeroengine applications

Rolls-Royce

Aug 2001 – Oct 2001

High strain rate testing of titanium alloys for aeroengine applications

Rolls-Royce

Mar 2001 – Jul 2001

High strain rate testing of automotive aluminium alloys

Jaguar Cars

Jan 2001 – Mar 2001

Cyclic loading of titanium alloys for aeroengine applications

Rolls-Royce

Nov 2000 – Dec 2000

High strain rate testing of aluminium alloys for aeroengine applications

Rolls-Royce

Nov 2000 – Dec 2000

Laboratory simulation of fan blade release

Rolls-Royce

Mar 1999 – Aug 1999

High strain rate testing of automotive steels

Rover

Aug 1998 – Mar 1999

Testing for impact properties and numerical modelling of Ti-MMC

Rolls-Royce