If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

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, Arconic, 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 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 230 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.

Michael is a Non-Executive Director for Diamond Light Source Ltd, the UK's national synchrotron X-ray facility.

 

Area of Expertise:

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

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Michael Fitzpatrick is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 8 Similar Profiles
Residual stresses Engineering & Materials Science
residual stress Physics & Astronomy
Neutron diffraction Engineering & Materials Science
Shot peening Engineering & Materials Science
Fatigue of materials Engineering & Materials Science
Welds Engineering & Materials Science
Aluminum alloys Engineering & Materials Science
Fatigue crack propagation Engineering & Materials Science

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 1997 2020

Finite Element Analysis of Laser Peening of Thin Aluminum Structures

Langer, K., Spradlin, T. & Fitzpatrick, M., 6 Jan 2020, In : Metals. 10, 1, 16 p., 93.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Shot peening
Aluminum
Finite element method
Lasers
Titanium
2 Downloads (Pure)

312 MAX Phases: Elastic Properties and Lithiation

Filippatos, P. P., Hadi, M. A., Christopoulos, S., Kordatos, A., Kelaidis, N., Fitzpatrick, M., Vasilopoulou, M. & Chroneos, A., 8 Dec 2019, In : Materials. 12, 13 p., 4098.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Atoms
Lithium
Chemical elements
Transition metals
Density functional theory

312 MAX phases: Nuclear applications of M3AlC2

Christopoulos, S., Parfitt, D., Kelaidis, N., Fitzpatrick, M. & Chroneos, A., 4 Jul 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

3 Citations (Scopus)
Fatigue crack propagation
residual stress
Residual stresses
cracks
tensile stress
1 Citation (Scopus)
welding
stress distribution
residual stress
Residual stresses
Welding

Activities 2015 2015

  • 1 Participation in conference

International Conference on Laser Peening and Related Phenomena

Michael Fitzpatrick (Technical Committee Member)
10 May 201515 May 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference