2017

18.11.2017 Charanya has been awarded the highly-competitive Developing Engineer of the Year Award by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. 

01.07.2017 We will be leading a consortium of UK and Chinese universities to investigate new computational approaches to offshore wind farms. More details in the press release.

15.06.2017 A new collaborative EU project on "Control of flexible structures and fluid-structure interactions" has been awarded. It includes 10 institutions across Europe and a network of associated companies. At Imperial, we will be doing some aeromechanical modelling for control of large offshore floating wind turbines.

2016

10.09.2016 And in another Airbus-funded project, we will investigate new methods to include geometrical-nonlinearities in aircraft load analysis of large commercial transport aircraft.

05.09.2016 In a new Airbus-funded project we will be building next-generation nonlinear aeroservoelastic analysis tools for the design of solar-powered aircraft.

20.02.2016 Some media cover on our work on actuated membrane wings:

2015

11.06.2015: A £1.5M collaborative project to improve the performance of wind farms has been approved by EPSRC. We will be building numerical models of dynamic loads on turbine blades due to the wakes. Link to announcement in the college news.

2014

20.01.14 The US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) will be funding a PhD studentship to investigate new approaches to aeroservoelastic optimization.

2013

31.12.13 It was a busy half-year of graduations. We had three successful vivas for Henrik Hesse (23 July), Sara Arbos i Torrent (12 August) and Julian Dizy (12 December). Henrik is moving to the Automatic Control Lab at ETH, Sara has already started as lecturer at UPC, in Barcelona, and Julian is still busy in London writing his corrections. Congratulations to all three of them for their very successful work.

03.07.13 Julian Dizy has won the best student paper award in this year's EUCASS conferencewith a paper on "Shear Effects in the Homogenization of Slender Composite Wings".

17.05.13 A proposal to EPSRC for a 3-year research project to investigate Vortex-Induced-Vibrations using high-fidelity computational tools has been successful. This is collaboration with Brunel University and the University of Southampton.

07.01.13 Salvatore Maraniello has joined the group. His PhD is sponsored by a prestigious EPSRC Prize studentship and will be on aeroelastic optimization of wind turbine rotors. 

2012

29.11.12 A paper by Henrik Hesse is the third hottest article in Computers & Structures

01.11.12 Stefano Buoso has joined our group as PhD student. He will be working on actuated membrane wing modelling. Welcome, Stefano!

29.06.12 A paper by Joseba Murua is currently the "hottest article" at the Journal of Fluids and Structures.

17.05.12. Robbie is now Dr Cook! Congratulations!  Dr Cook will be joining Stirling Dynamics.

11.05.12. Joseba is now Dr Murua. Congratulations! Dr Murua will be joining the University of Surrey.

27.04.12. Julian Dizy has received the Lockheed Martin Best Student Paper Award at the AIAA Structural Dynamics Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii.

His article is available at the Imperial College Digital Repository. A journal version has appeared in the IJSS.

 

2011

01.09.11: Rob Simpson has joined our group as doctoral student. Welcome, Rob!

23.05.11: Prof. Moti Karpel, from Technion, will be a RAEng Distinguished Visiting Fellow with us during the next few weeks.

15.04.11: Joseba Murua's paper on deformable aerofoils is top download from the College repository. The final journal version of that work has been published.