CA2M Research Group

What is

CA2M?

Computer-Aided Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering is a research group based at the University of Sheffield dedicated to computer modelling, analysis and design.

Aims

CA2M aim is to enhance predictive computational simulations and to solve outstanding engineering/scientific problems by means of

 

  • Computer Modelling and Finite Element Analyses (FEA)

 

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

YOU CAN'T

TEST

EXPERIMENTALLY EVERYTHING

BUT YOU CAN COMPUTATIONALLY

MODEL IT

'....Ray Clough told me that the Finite Element Method is a good thing.

We both don't know anything about it. Let's try...'

- O.C. Zienkiewicz, 1962 -

Structural integrity analysis of aeropropulsion system blade

About Us

CA2M investigates a wide range of topics including:

 

  • Advanced computational analyses of nonlinear structures (composites, FGM, piezoelectric, elastic-plastic,...).

 

  • Innovative aerospace designs and systems through the advancement of numerical tools.

 

  • Wing active flow control.

 

  • Applied Computational Aerodynamics.

 

  • Enhancement of structural integrity analyses through the development of tailored computational techniques.

 

  • Failure assessment and prediction of damage (fracture, fatigue, ...)

 

  • Damage prediction in machining of composites.

 

  • Contribution to the advancement of methodologies for Aeroelasticity (flutter, divergence, control reversal, unsteady aerodynamics)

 

All above is conducted by using novel computational tools (XFEM, XIGA, DEM,...) for enhanced reliability and accurateness.

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