• 872 Citations
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19972018
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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 1997 2018

Open Access
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Fatigue crack propagation
Aluminum alloys
Cracks
Fatigue of materials
Stress intensity factors
1 Citations

Effect of texture on the residual stress response from laser peening of an aluminium-lithium alloy

Zabeen, S., Langer, K. & Fitzpatrick, M. E. 1 Jan 2018 In : Journal of Materials Processing Technology. 251, p. 317-329 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lithium alloys
Shot peening
Aluminum alloys
Residual stresses
Textures

Intrinsic defect processes and elastic properties of Ti3AC2 (A = Al, Si, Ga, Ge, In, Sn) MAX phases

Christopoulos, S., Filippatos, P-P., Hadi, M. A., Kelaidis, N., Fitzpatrick, M. & Chroneos, A. 9 Jan 2018 In : Journal of Applied Physics. 123, 2, 025103

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
elastic properties
defects
nuclear fuels
operating temperature
thermal conductivity

Mapping residual strain induced by cold working and by laser shock peening using neutron transmission spectroscopy

Ramadhan, R. S., Syed, A. K., Tremsin, A. S., Kockelmann, W., Dalgliesh, R., Chen, B., Parfitt, D. & Fitzpatrick, M. E. 5 Apr 2018 In : Materials and Design. 143, p. 56-64 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cold working
Shot peening
Neutrons
Spectroscopy
Lasers

Measurement and Modelling of Residual Stress in Wire-Feed Additively Manufactured Titanium

Ahmed, B., van der Veen, S., Fitzpatrick, M. & Guo, H. 3 Oct 2018 In : Materials Science and Technology. 34, 18, p. 2250-2259 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Titanium
residual stress
Residual stresses
titanium
wire

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