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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-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

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Research Output 1997 2019

Fatigue crack propagation
residual stress
Residual stresses
cracks
tensile stress

Characterization and application of Bragg-edge transmission imaging for strain measurement and crystallographic analysis on the IMAT beamline

Ramadhan, R. S., Kockelmann, W., Minniti, T., Chen, B., Parfitt, D., Fitzpatrick, M. E. & Tremsin, A. S., 1 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Applied Crystallography. 52, 2, p. 351-368 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Strain measurement
Lattice constants
Textures
Imaging techniques
Temperature
Aluminum sheet
peening
Shot peening
residual stress
Residual stresses
1 Citation (Scopus)
Alloy steel
Energy Efficient
Machining
Steel
Optimization

Fatigue crack growth in a laser shock peened residual stress field

Pavan, M., Furfari, D., Ahmad, B., Gharghouri, M. A. & Fitzpatrick, M. E., 1 Jun 2019, In : International Journal of Fatigue. 123, p. 157-167 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fatigue Crack Growth
Residual Stress
Stress Field
Fatigue crack propagation
Shock

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