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Jesper Christensen started his “mechanical engineering” activities as an engine fitter apprentice working on large marine propulsion systems; a 3 year degree. After completion he enrolled at University studying “Industrial Engineering”; and was awarded a BSc in 2007. Following this he completed his MSc in “Design of Mechanical Systems” in 2010. During his studies he undertook several industrial based projects focused on optimisation; e.g. the development of an antivibration mount to improve fatigue life for a 250kg sewage pump in collaboration with Grundfoss. Before completing his MSc he also undertook a 4 month placement at Jaguar Land Rover focusing on FE correlation of foam material models for automotive seating. Since joining Coventry University Jesper’s work has primarily focused on the development and implementation of optimisation algorithms for lightweighting applications, and has led to several invited presentations; for example to the German Association for Computational Mechanics, Dresden, 2012 and at in the House of Commons at the Set For Britain event in 2013. He was awarded his PhD on the topic of “Topology Optimisation of Structures Exposed to Large (non-linear) Deformations” in September 2015. Jesper is an active member of the IMeche and the STEM network.
Area of Expertise:
Optimisation algorithm development and implementation with an emphasis on topology optimisation
I am fascinated by optimisation principles and the enormous potential they hold for dramatically changing the future of almost all engineering disciplines. This potential is expanded on a daily basis e.g. with the increased utilisation of composite materials, innovate manufacturing methods, more demanding structural performance requirements and improved simulation capabilities; most structural optimisation algorithms and techniques are however in their infancy. With an emphasis on structural optimisation it is my aim to develop significant optimisation tools for the future of (virtual) engineering.
Doctorate, Coventry University
Award Date: 3 Sep 2015
Award Date: 12 Oct 2012
MSc, Aalborg University
Award Date: 1 Feb 2010
Degree, Aalborg University
Award Date: 16 Jan 2008
Peer review college associate, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council1 Oct 2016 → …
Congress Convenor, Engineering Professors Council (EPC)1 Sep 2016 → …
Hon. Secretary Birmingham Area Committee, Institute of mechanical Engineers (IMechE)1 Sep 2013 → …
STEM Ambassador, STEMNET1 Jul 2013 → …
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1/11/19 → 31/07/20
Project: Internally funded project
Bastien, C., Sturgess, C. N., Christensen, J. & Wen, L., 24 Aug 2020, In: Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology. 20, 6, p. (In-press) 2050034.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Sehmi, M. S., Christensen, J., Bastien, C., Wilson, A. & Kanarachos, S., May 2020, In: Advances in Engineering Software. 143, 102794.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile4 Downloads (Pure)
Crashworthy structures for future vehicle architecture of autonomous pods and heavy quadricycles on public roads: A reviewHarrison, A., Christensen, J., Bastien, C. & Kanarachos, S., 1 Jan 2020, In: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering. 234, 1, p. 3-16 14 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Bastien, C., Christensen, J. & Asgharpour, Z., 18 Aug 2019, In: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. 22, 11, p. 981-996 16 p., GCMB-2018-045.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile12 Downloads (Pure)
Bastien, C. & Christensen, J., 4 Oct 2019.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Other
9 Apr 2019
Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talk
A New Correlation Method to Analyse the Accuracy of CAE models in Force Displacement Response Scenarios –Application to a HBM Thorax Impact18 Oct 2018
Activity: Talk or presentation › Oral presentation
Christensen, J., 2015
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis › PhD by PublicationFile