Michael Fitzpatrick

Professor

  • 428 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
20022018
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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 2018

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Lithium alloys
Shot peening
Aluminum alloys
Residual stresses
Textures
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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Cold working
Shot peening
Neutrons
Spectroscopy
Lasers

Neutron Transmission Strain Measurements on IMAT: Residual Strain Mapping in an AlSiCp Metal Matrix Composite

Ramadhan, R., Kockelmann, W., Tremsin, A. S. & Fitzpatrick, M. 20 Apr 2018 International Conference on Mechanical Stress Evaluation by Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation: MECA SENS 2017. Materials Research Forum LLC, 6 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewConference proceeding

Open Access
File
metal matrix composites
strain measurement
neutrons
cross correlation
neutron diffraction

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