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Advanced Assembly Solutions for the Airbus RACER Joined-Wing Configuration (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Bainbridge, D., Bacharoudis, K., Cini, A., Turner, A., Popov, A., & Ratchev, S. (2019). Advanced Assembly Solutions for the Airbus RACER Joined-Wing Configuration

The Rapid And Cost Effective Rotorcraft (RACER) is being developed by Airbus Helicopters (AH) to demonstrate a new Vertical TakeOff and Landing configuration to fill the mobility gap between conventional helicopters and aeroplanes. RACER is a compoun... Read More

Aerospace sealing technology for maintenance, repair and overhaul of engines: a review (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Shabbir, S., Garvey, S., & Dakka, S. M. (in press). Aerospace sealing technology for maintenance, repair and overhaul of engines: a review

Given the current rate of growth of gas turbine engines in the aerospace industry, the development of efficient and advanced sealing technology to cater to the harsh operating conditions of the aero-engines is crucial. In addition to developing low-l... Read More

Modelling an acuated large deformation soft continuum robot surface undergoing external forces using a lumped-mass approach (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Habibi, H., Yang, C., Kang, R., Walker, I. D., Godage, I. S., Dong, X., & Branson, D. T. (2018). Modelling an acuated large deformation soft continuum robot surface undergoing external forces using a lumped-mass approach

Precise actuation of continuum surfaces in combination with continuum robotic arms that undergo large deformation is of high interest in soft robotics but of limited model-based study to date. This work develops this area towards enabling the robust... Read More

An operational semantics for a fragment of PRS (2018)
Conference Proceeding
de Silva, L., Meneguzzi, F., & Logan, B. (2018). An operational semantics for a fragment of PRS

The Procedural Reasoning System (PRS) is arguably the first implementation of the Belief–Desire–Intention (BDI) approach to agent programming. PRS remains extremely influential, directly or indirectly inspiring the development of subsequent BDI agent p... Read More

Processing and properties of PLA-HA nanocomposites: the effect of particle morphology and dispersants (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Tomczynska, M. M., Ward, M., Choong, G. Y. H., Walton, K., De Focatiis, D. S. A., Grant, D. M., …Parsons, A. J. (2017). Processing and properties of PLA-HA nanocomposites: the effect of particle morphology and dispersants. In Proceedings of PPS-32: The 32nd International Conference of the Polymer Processing Society - Conference Papers, 150004-1 - 150004-5. doi:10.1063/1.5016781

Biodegradable polylactic acid nanocomposites for orthopaedic implants require optimum particle dispersion and high molecular weight in load bearing applications. Novel coated hydroxyapatite nanoparticles can offer new opportunities for enhanced dispe... Read More

Time-domain aeroelastic model for compound helicopter propeller-wing configuration (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Wang, Z., Anobile, A., & Popov, A. A. (in press). Time-domain aeroelastic model for compound helicopter propeller-wing configuration

A simplified numerical model for time-domain aeroelastic analysis of a wing structure in a propeller-wing configuration is described in the paper. A linear beam model with deformable elastic axis under torsional deformation and out-of-plane bending i... Read More

The application of composite through-thickness assessment to additively manufactured structures (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Bitar, I., Aboulkhair, N., & Leach, R. (2017). The application of composite through-thickness assessment to additively manufactured structures. In Solid Freeform Fabrication 2017: Proceedings of the 28th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium – An Additive Manufacturing Conference, 616-632

This study looks into the applicability of through-thickness assessment to additive manufacturing (AM) carbon-fibre reinforced polymers (CFRPs). The study utilised a material extrusion printer that uses fused filament fabrication and composite filame... Read More

Internet of things and industrial applications for precision machining (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Benardos, P., & Vosniakos, G. (2017). Internet of things and industrial applications for precision machining. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/SSP.261.440

The Internet of Things (IoT) can be regarded as an attempt to bring together the physical and the digital world by using devices for seamlessly exchanging and processing information that can be used anywhere, anytime. For industrial automation and ma... Read More

Prediction of temperature dependent wave dispersion and interaction properties in composite structures (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Apalowo, R., Ampatzidis, T., Chronopoulos, D., Ichchou, M., Essa, Y., & De La Escalera, F. (2017). Prediction of temperature dependent wave dispersion and interaction properties in composite structures

Composite structures are widely used for aerospace and automotive applications. These operate within a broad temperature range varying between -100_C to 200_C for launch vehicles and -60_C to +50_C for aircraft and automotive vehicles. Hereby, the se... Read More

A coupled 1D film hydrodynamics and core gas flow model for air-oil flows in aero-engine bearing chambers (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Kakimpa, B., Morvan, H., & Hibberd, S. (2017). A coupled 1D film hydrodynamics and core gas flow model for air-oil flows in aero-engine bearing chambers

A robust 1D film hydrodynamic model has been sequentially coupled with a 1D core gas model and used to predict the instantaneous mean core gas speed, film interface shear stress and liquid film distribution within an idealised bearing chamber. This n... Read More

Efficient numerical methods for aeroelastic analysis of wing-propeller configuration compound helicopters (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Wang, Z., Anobile, A., & Popov, A. A. (2017). Efficient numerical methods for aeroelastic analysis of wing-propeller configuration compound helicopters

Efficient numerical methods for time-domain aeroelastic analysis of a wing structure under a propeller-wing configuration is described in the paper. A linear beam model with deformable elastic axis under torsion and flapping is considered to simulate... Read More

Measurement noise of a point autofocus surface topography instrument (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Feng, X., Quagliotti, D., Maculotti, G., Syam, W. P., Tosello, G., Hansen, H. N., …Leach, R. (2017). Measurement noise of a point autofocus surface topography instrument

Optical instruments for areal topography measurement can be especially sensitive to noise when scanning is required. Such noise has different sources, including those internally generated and external sources from the environment [1].For some instrum... Read More

Coherence scanning interferometry for additive manufacture (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Gomez, C., Thompson, A., DiSciacca, J., Lawes, S., & Leach, R. (2017). Coherence scanning interferometry for additive manufacture

Additive manufacture (AM) of metal components is a rapidly maturing technology; but given the large number of interrelated process parameters, it remains difficult to control to high precision. It has been observed that processing conditions may be a... Read More

Focus variation measurement of electron beam melted surfaces (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Newton, L., Senin, N., & Leach, R. (2017). Focus variation measurement of electron beam melted surfaces

Electron beam melting (EBM) is a promising additive manufacturing process which is seeing increasing use in high value manufacturing sectors such as aerospace [1]. With its layer-by-layer approach, EBM can allow the creation of parts of complex shape... Read More

Detecting the signature of motion stage non-linearity for focus variation microscopy using measurement noise and surface topography repeatability (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Alburayt, A., Syam, W. P., & Leach, R. (2017). Detecting the signature of motion stage non-linearity for focus variation microscopy using measurement noise and surface topography repeatability

Measurement noise is one of the ISO-proposed metrological characteristics of areal surface texture instruments [1, 2, 3, 4]. Measurement noise includes all of the unwanted contributions to the output signals when the instrument is used in its normal... Read More

X-ray computed tomography of additively manufactured metal parts: the effect of magnification and reconstruction sampling on surface topography measurement (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Thompson, A., Körner, L., Senin, N., Lawes, S., Leach, R., & Maskery, I. (2017). X-ray computed tomography of additively manufactured metal parts: the effect of magnification and reconstruction sampling on surface topography measurement

X-ray computed tomography (XCT) has recently become recognised as a viable method of surface topography measurement for additively manufactured (AM) metal parts [1–5]. AM is capable of producing internal features that are inaccessible to other surfac... Read More

An industrial survey on the use of surface texture parameters (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Todhunter, L. D., Leach, R., & Lawes, S. D. (2017). An industrial survey on the use of surface texture parameters

In 1999, CIRP conducted an industrial survey of the use of surface texture parameters [1]. In the seventeen years since, much has changed, with the most important advancement being the introduction of areal surface texture parameters as described in... Read More

“BAM”: a collaborative R&D project for the development of a simulation based solution for the design and manufacture of 3D woven composites (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Said, R., Müller, S., de Luca, P., Thompson, A., El Said, B., Hallett, S., …Potluri, P. (2017). “BAM”: a collaborative R&D project for the development of a simulation based solution for the design and manufacture of 3D woven composites

Breakthrough Aerospace Materials (BAM) is a collaborative R&D project based in the UK [1]; led by industry and co-funded by the British Government via the Innovate-UK under its Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) R&T Programme. The overall objective... Read More