• 279 Citations
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20092020

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Biography

Mike Blundell is well known for his work in vehicle dynamics and the use of multi-body systems (MBS) software. Prior to joining the University he worked for the ship and submarine design department of the Ministry of Defence and for Boeing (Europe). During the 1980s he was an early user of the multi-body systems ADAMS software while working for Tedas Ltd the original distributers of ADAMS in Europe. After joining Coventry University in 1991 he led their research in the vehicle dynamics area with a particular focus on tyre modelling and the efficient use of MBS software. Major projects have included a collaborative EPSRC/Airbus project looking into aircraft tyre modelling and a European 6th Framework project considering occupant safety in Helicopter crashes. Recent and current work has involved the Niche Vehicle Project, the Low Carbon Vehicle Technology Project, European funded work modelling the protection of civil infrastructures from terrorist attacks and an EPSRC project looking at recyclable lightweight vehicle structures.

Area of Expertise:

  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Computer Simulation
  • Multibody Dynamics
  • Tyre Modelling
  • Occupant and Pedestrian Protection

Research Interests

Vehicle Crash Analysis; Helicopter Crash Simulation; Vehicle Dynamics and Safety; Pedestrian Impact Protection; Tyre Modelling and Behaviour; Low Carbon Vehicle Engineering; Vehicle Handling and Braking Computer Simulation

Vision Statement

My research focuses on the area of vehicle dynamics and safety working across both the automotive and aerospace sectors. A major focus is the use of computers simulation to create efficient design tools for complex problems such as airbag deployment, pedestrian impact, helicopter crash protection or representing the behaviour of automotive and aircraft tyres. Moving forward my research will focus on active safety and the drive towards total virtual prototypes.

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Research Output

Accurate ride comfort estimation combining accelerometer measurements, anthropometric data and neural networks

Cieslak, M. P., Kanarachos, S., Diels, C., Blundell, M., Baxendale, A. & Burnett, M., Jun 2020, In : Neural Computing and Applications. 32, 12, p. 8747–8762 16 p.

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  • A taxonomy of validation strategies to ensure the safe operation of highly automated vehicles

    Batsch, F., Kanarachos, S., Cheah, M., Ponticelli, R. & Blundell, M., 20 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems. (In-press), p. (In-press)

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Applicability of modern correlation tools for ride comfort evaluation and estimation

    Cieslak, M. P., Kanarachos, S., Blundell, M., Diels, C. & Baxendale, A., 29 Aug 2019, Proceedings of The Second International Conference on Comfort ICC2019. 8 ed. Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

  • Machine learning algorithms for wet road surface detection using acoustic measurements

    Kanarachos, S., Blundell, M., Haas, O., Kalliris, M. & Kotsakis, R., 24 May 2019, Proceedings - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM 2019. IEEE, Vol. (In-press). p. 265-270 6 p. 8722834

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Activities

    • 22 Participation in conference
    • 2 Editorial activity

    IMechE Seminar - Lightweight Vehicle Body Structures

    Mike Blundell (Organising Committee)
    1 Dec 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Royal Aeronautical Society, Loughborough Branch

    Mike Blundell (Speaker)
    1 Dec 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    12th International Scientific Conference Computer Aided Engineering12th International Scientific Conference Computer Aided Engineering

    Mike Blundell (Keynote Speaker)
    16 Sep 201420 Sep 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI), Advanced Autonomous Vehicel Design for Severe Environments

    Mike Blundell (Organising Committee)
    13 Jul 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    The 11th European Conference for Tire Design and Manufacturing Technology

    Mike Blundell (Participant)
    14 Feb 201116 Feb 2011

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Thesis

    A multi-disciplinary approach to fuel cell vehicle modelling and simulation – a study to investigate and optimise overall electric vehicle and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle efficiency

    Author: Apicella, M., Feb 2019

    Supervisor: Blundell, M. (Supervisor), Porter, B. (Supervisor), Shang, J. (Supervisor) & Jostins, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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