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Flow and sintering of non-spherical particles in additive manufacturing

Dr. Jin Sun

Infrastructure and Environment

The Edinburgh part of the project focues on the multi-physics modelling of particle dynamics and sintering behaviour in selective laser sintering processes. This work is an integrated part of an EPSRC funded project to develop fundamental understanding of particle behavour in additive manufacturing, collaborating with the University of Exeter. This project proposes to investigate the way polymeric powders of different shapes and sizes flow, interact and sinter in the laser sintering process, through modelling and experimental validation. Laser sintering is part of the additive manufacturing technology, known for its benefits in industries where custom made products, lightweight and complex designs are required.


Flow control to mitigate fatigue load through the use of flexible tidal turbine blades

Dr Ignazio Maria Viola

Energy Systems

The project is a feasibility study on the use of flexible blades to increase the durability and survivability of tidal turbines.

GECOMPL: Generalised Continuum Models and Plasticity

Dr Stefanos Papanicolopulos

Infrastructure and Environment

The GECOMPL project aims to enable wider adoption of generalised plasticity models in practical applications. More specifically, the project proposes a detailed study of the formulation of both existing and new elastoplastic constitutive laws in the framework of generalised continua, leading to a better understanding of the different possible constitutive models and providing both the necessary theoretical basis and the appropriate numerical tools needed to use generalised continuum models in describing elastoplastic behaviour.

GREENNET An early stage training network in enabling technologies for GREEN radio

Professor Harald Haas

Digital Communications

Greenet is an Initial Training Network (ITN) Marie Curie project that is focused on the analysis, design, and optimization of energy efficient wireless communication systems and networks.

Gas-FACTS: Gas - Future Advanced Capture Technology Options - Consortium proposal by Cranfield, Edinburgh, Imperial, Leeds and Sheffield

Professor Jon Gibbins

Materials and Processes

The Gas-FACTS programme will provide important underpinning research for UK CCS development and deployment on natural gas power plants, particularly for gas turbine modifications and advanced post combustion capture technologies that are the principal candidates for deployment in a possible tens-of-£billions expansion of the CCS sector between 2020 and 2030, and then operation until 2050 or beyond, in order to meet UK CO2 (carbon dioxide) emission targets.

Geobag Revetments for river bank reinforcement in Bangladesh

Dr Martin Crapper

Infrastructure and Environment

This project aims at the production of guidelines for the safe design of revetments, which are often constructed manually by local farmers, with little engineering input.

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Modelling

Dr Antonis Giannopoulos

Infrastructure and Environment

Welcome to GPR Max, a ground penetrating radar simulation tool.

HARP: High capacity network Architecture with Remote radio heads & Parasitic antenna arrays

Dr Tharmalingam Ratnarajah

Digital Communications

To bring distributed multi-antenna wireless access to reality by combining two powerful emerging technologies:

radio remote heads (RRHs), which allow for widely geographically distributed access via radio-over-fibre connections to a central base station; and electronically steerable passive array radiators – ESPARs, which provide multi-antenna-like functionality with a single active RF chain only
Health and Safety in Voluntary Sector Construction

Dr Martin Crapper

Infrastructure and Environment

This research, conducted using sociological methods, investigates how these volunteer workers of railway sector construct safety in their volunteering environment.

High Performance Computing Support for United Kingdom Consortium on Turbulent Reacting Flows (UKCTRF)

Dr Stephen Welch

Infrastructure and Environment

The proposed UK Consortium on Turbulent Reacting Flows will perform high-fidelity computational simulations (i.e. Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes simulations (RANS), Large Eddy Simulation (LES) and Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS)) by utilising national High Performance Computing (HPC) resources to address the challenges related to energy through the fundamental physical understanding and modelling of turbulent reacting flows. Engineering applications range from the formulation of reliable fire-safety measures to the design of energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly internal combustion engines and gas turbines.


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