CA2M Research Group
Computational Aircraft Design
Railway Catenary Support
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Rupture
Computational Aircraft Design
Computational Aircraft Design
Composite Structures Failure Analyses
Piezo-aeroelastic wing for energy harvesting
Finite Element Analyses

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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