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Research Interests

Residual Stress; Nuclear materials; Aerospace structures; Structural integrity; Materials Engineering

Vision Statement

My research centres around the application of advanced experimental methods to materials engineering applications, particularly in the nuclear power and aerospace industries. My group has a range of research projects assessing materials performance and structural integrity issues in collaboration with partners in industry and government research laboratories around the world, including Airbus, Alcoa, and the US Air Force Research Laboratories. I am a partner in the International Joint Research Centre on Nuclear Safety funded by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation.

 

Biography

 

Professor Michael Fitzpatrick is Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Executive Dean) for Engineering, Environment and Computing at Coventry University, and holds the Lloyd’s Register Foundation Chair of Structural Integrity and Systems Performance. His research centres around the application of advanced experimental methods to materials engineering applications, particularly in the nuclear power and aerospace industries. He has published over 200 research papers. His group has a range of research projects assessing materials performance and structural integrity issues in collaboration with partners in industry and government research laboratories around the world. His recent interests include the study of laser shock peening for life enhancement of aerospace and marine structures, and the development of novel structural concepts such as bonded crack retarders for improving airframe structural integrity. He has been a user of the international neutron and synchrotron X-ray facilities for over 20 years, for the study of internal stress and damage development in metallic materials and components. He was the recipient of the Lidstone Medal of The Welding Institute in 2009.

 

Area of Expertise:

Experimental stress analysis; residual stress; fatigue and fracture; forensic engineering; laser shock peening

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Research Output 2002 2017

Accurate Virtual Sensing of Vertical Tire Forces for Enhanced Handling Dynamics

Acosta, M., Kanarachos, S. & Fitzpatrick, M. 2017 Accurate Virtual Sensing of Vertical Tire Forces for Enhanced Handling Dynamics. Vol. (in press), p. (in press)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Sensors
Fuzzy inference
Tires
Acceleration measurement
Dynamic loads
Cracks
Fatigue crack propagation
Aluminum alloys
Fatigue of materials
Stress intensity factors

A Hybrid Hierarchical Rally Driver Model for Autonomous Vehicle Agile

Kanarachos, S., Acosta, M. & Fitzpatrick, M. 26 Jul 2017 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Collision avoidance
Motion planning
Hybrid systems
System stability
Controllers

A hybrid hierarchical rally driver model for autonomous vehicle agile maneuvering on loose surfaces

Acosta, M., Kanarachos, S. & Fitzpatrick, M. E. 2017 ICINCO 2017 - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics. SciTePress, Vol. 2, p. 216-225 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Collision avoidance
Motion planning
Hybrid systems
System stability
Controllers
1 Citations
Residual stresses
Lasers
Shot peening
Compressive stress
Welds

Activities 2015 2015

  • 1 Participation in conference

International Conference on Laser Peening and Related Phenomena

Fitzpatrick, M. (Technical Committee Member)
10 May 201515 May 2015

Activity: Participation in conference