Design, Experimentation & Simulation in Engineering


Design, Experimentation and Simulation in Engineering

Scientific domains of Design, Experimentation and Simulation in Engineering (DESE) Group:

  • Structural optimization
  • Topology optimization
  • Multibody system dynamics
  • Optical and acoustic measurements
  • Structural dynamics
  • Uncertainty quantification
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Experimental aerodynamics
  • Energy efficiency
  • Heat transfer
  • Free-surface flows
  • Theory and Methodologies of Design
  • Mechanical Design
  • Computer-Aided Engineering
  • Product Development Design
  • Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue
  • Failure Analysis
  • Additive Manufacturing of Polymers and Ceramics
  • Biomechanics

Some current Research Challenges DESE researchers are addressing:

  • How to optimize composite structures and materials for strength and toughness?
  • How to construct digital twins for the NDT inspection process?
  • How to identify damage, fracture and constitutive parameters using inverse methods and considering uncertainty?
  • How to implement data-driven SHM techniques towards integrated maintenance?
  • How aerodynamic phenomena impact on the dynamic behaviour of wind turbines and their condition?
  • How to dynamically control heat transfer using smart passive systems?
  • How can free-surface flow modelling aid in the performance assessment of wave energy converters?