Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering

  • United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Department of Mechanical Aerospace Engineering (5-rated RAE 2008) hosts a broad range of leading edge research programmes clustered in the three domains of Engineering Science, Engineering Mechanics and Engineering Systems. Our work spans a range of length scales from understanding the behaviour of nano-fluids for future medical devices to designing large ocean power systems for renewable energy supply. Our industrial collaborations encompass a wide range of key engineering sectors including energy, health, aerospace and transportation. As a flexible and broad based department which can translate ideas from conception to application, we welcome new partnerships with industry, government and academia.

Research Structure:

Engineering Science.  In Engineering Science we tackle complicated engineering situations, that may have many interacting effects, by creatively applying the basic sciences, such as physics.

Engineering Mechanics.  In Engineering Mechanics we investigate computational mechanics and finite element analysis, underpinned by core activities in mechanics of solids and structures.

Engineering Systems.  In Engineering Systems we integrate engineering expertise across clusters to explore new concepts in the targeted areas of Energy, Health and Aerospace.

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Orbits Engineering & Materials Science
Spacecraft Engineering & Materials Science
Asteroids Engineering & Materials Science
Earth (planet) Engineering & Materials Science
Composite materials Engineering & Materials Science
Trajectories Engineering & Materials Science
Steel Chemical Compounds
Erosion Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2003 2023

Research Output 1976 2020

Assessment of insulating package performance by mathematical modelling

Kucharek, M., Yang, L. & Wang, K., 6 Jan 2020, In : Packaging Technology and Science. 33, 2, p. 65-73 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Freight transportation
3 Downloads (Pure)

Evaluation of a new approach for modelling full ring stent bundles with the inclusion of manufacturing strains

Kyriakou, F., Bow, D., Dempster, W., Brodie, R. & Nash, D., 1 Jan 2020, In : Annals of Biomedical Engineering . 48, 1, p. 144-156 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Error analysis
Numerical models

Extension of the Frozen Sonic Flow Method to mixtures of polyatomic gases

Esposito, A. & Lappa, M., 22 Jan 2020, In : AIAA Journal. 58, 1, p. 265-277 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gas mixtures
Heating rate


2013 IAC Student Paper Competition

Ruaridh Clark (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Akiyama Medal

Nak-Kyun CHO (Recipient), 24 Jul 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


ASME Fellow

Haofeng Chen (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Election to learned society

Activities 1980 2020

Organizer of Minisymposium at ECCOMAS 2020

Marco Fossati (Participant)
19 Jul 202024 Jul 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of major conference

Physics of Fluids (Journal)

Lianhua Zhu (Peer reviewer)
18 Dec 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesJournal peer review


Building performance simulation with computational modelling software enables practitioners to realise a low carbon built environment.

Joseph Andrew Clarke (Participant), Nicolas Kelly (Participant), Paul Strachan (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEnvironment and sustainability - natural world and built environment, Professional practice, training and standards


Economic benefits from spin out company, Nautricity Ltd, and adoption of new technology to extract energy from tidal flows.

Cameron Johnstone (Participant), Andrew Grant (Participant), Joseph Andrew Clarke (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Environment and sustainability - natural world and built environment


Novel orbits for solar sail spacecraft: adoption by international space agencies and influence on their policies and investment

Colin McInnes (Participant), Malcolm Macdonald (Participant), Massimiliano Vasile (Participant), James Biggs (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Policy and legislation