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19972019
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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, 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-Chancello 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 220 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

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Research Output 1997 2019

Alloy steel
Energy Efficient
Machining
Steel
Optimization
Quality assurance
Artificial intelligence
Surface properties
Machining
Controllers
Open Access
File
Fatigue crack propagation
Aluminum alloys
Cracks
Fatigue of materials
Stress intensity factors
1 Citations

Defect process and lithium diffusion in Li2TiO3

Kuganathan, N., Kordatos, A., Fitzpatrick, M. E., Vovk, R. V. & Chroneos, A. 1 Dec 2018 In : Solid State Ionics. 327, p. 93-98 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lithium
Vacancies
lithium
Defects
defects
2 Citations

Effect of alloy temper on surface modification of aluminium 2624 by laser shock peening

Zabeen, S., Langer, K. & Fitzpatrick, M. E. 15 Aug 2018 In : Surface and Coatings Technology. 347, p. 123-135 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

peening
Shot peening
Aluminum
residual stress
Surface treatment

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