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  Developing geospatial methods for resource assessments of renewable energy technologies
  Prof R McKenna, Dr A Maheri
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Energy planning processes require detailed data relating to the technical potential and associated costs of renewable energies. These data are employed by stakeholders and researchers to inform decision-making relating to future energy systems.
  What is the optimal scale for fully autonomous municipal energy systems?
  Prof R McKenna, Dr M Gronwald
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The energy transition requires the integration of large amounts of fluctuating, heterogeneously-spatially-distributed electricity into the energy system.
  Multi-energy models of residential energy demand: further developments and international comparisons
  Prof R McKenna, Dr A Maheri
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Several researchers have developed bottom-up simulation models (Load Profile Generators, LPGs) for residential buildings in various international contexts such as the UK (CREST/CHAP), Germany, Sweden, and Japan.
  Energy system integration of offshore energy: exploring synergies between oil and gas and renewables sectors
  Prof R McKenna, Dr A Maheri
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The offshore wind and Oil & Gas sectors are historically largely separate. This project seeks to exploit synergies between the two in order to reduce the costs associated with O&G abandonment.
  Constrained Control of Nonlinear Engineering Systems in The Presence of The Delay
  Dr V Vaziri, Dr S S Aphale
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The real world is inherently nonlinear, and particularly in mechanical systems this nonlinearity arises from one or more of the following reasons.
  Dynamics and Control of Wave Energy Harvesting Devices
  Dr V Vaziri, Dr A Syed
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Energy from the waves is one of the sustainable sources of energy, when harvested efficiently and can play a key role in the energy mix.
  Structural optimisation of highly flexible wings
  Dr P Dunning, Dr A Maheri
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The aim of this project is to create an optimisation method that can improve the structural design and performance of aircraft with highly flexible wings.
  Design of lightweight stiffened shell structures using topology optimisation
  Dr P Dunning, Dr A Maheri
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The aim of this project is to develop topology optimisation methods for the design of lightweight stiffened shell structures. Shell structures are often stiffened using elements, such as ribs, to improve their structural efficiency in supporting the applied loads.
  Advanced design of fibre reinforced composites - using multiscale reliability analysis and optimisation
  Dr P Dunning, Dr S Sriramula
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This project aims to advance the design of components made from fibre reinforced composite materials, by combining techniques in multiscale analysis, structural reliability and design optimisation.
  Optimal Design of fibre reinforced composite pipes
  Dr O Menshykov, Dr M Menshykova, Prof I Guz
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Currently, the application of composite materials in oil and gas industry lacks proven test methodologies and understanding of technical and fundamental issues relevant specifically to composite materials and structures.
  Numerical modelling of cracked engineering materials under dynamic loading
  Dr O Menshykov, Dr M Menshykova, Prof I Guz
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It is common knowledge that all existing structural materials contain various inter- and intra-component cracks and crack-like defects which appear in materials during fabrication or in-service.
  Analysis of damage mechanisms in composite risers and umbilicals
  Dr M Menshykova, Dr O Menshykov, Prof I Guz
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With increasing water depth, especially in excess of 1000 m, both platform designs and the design of the risers and umbilicals begin to become highly weight-sensitive.
  Finite Elements Techniques in 3D Dynamic Fracture Mechanics
  Dr M Menshykova, Dr O Menshykov, Prof I Guz
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New high-tech materials allow a significant increase in strength, stiffness and safety level in structures. However, failure can still occur for many other reasons, including uncertainties in the loading or environmental conditions and deficiencies in construction.
  Optimizing the Mechanical Properties of 3D Printed Aluminium Alloys Using Multiscale Experimental and Computational Techniques
  Dr M Kartal, Dr Amir Siddiq
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Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is a novel method of making three dimensional (3D) components in layer by layer fashion.
  Computational modelling of deformation and failure in additively manufactured high strength alloys
  Dr Amir Siddiq, Dr M Kartal
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Conventional manufacturing processes involve high cost and lead times because of design and manufacturing of product specific tooling for new materials and parts.
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