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.
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:
- The Guardian, 18/02/2016: "Is it a bird? Is it a bat? No it's the future of drone technology"
- EPSRC news, 18/02/2016: "Bat-flight inspires unique design for Micro Air Vehicles"
- Imperial news, 19/02/2016: "Bat wings inspire unique design of miniature robot aircraft"
- Interview to Dr Rafael Palacios at BBC World Service, Click 23/02/2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
01.09.11: Rob Simpson has joined our group as doctoral student. Welcome, Rob!