Engineering and the Environment

James P Scanlan

BSc, MSc, PhD

Primary position:
Professor of Design

Background

The University of Southampton

Jim Scanlan received a materials science degree from Manchester University in 1977. He then spent over 12 years in the aerospace industry in a variety of roles, his final post being Head of Manufacturing Research at BAe regional aircraft. Whilst at BAe, Jim studied for an MSc at Salford University in aerospace design, and was sponsored by British Aerospace to study for a year at Cranfield University on a manufacturing management fellowship programme.

Jim joined the University of the West of England in 1990 and completed a PhD in 1995 in computer modelling of the Aerospace Design Process. Jim was appointed to Reader in 2004. In September 2004 Jim accepted a post at Southampton University as director of design within the Computational Engineering Design Centre (CEDC).

Jim manages a number of research programmes sponsored by BAE systems, Airbus, Rolls-Royce and the EPSRC. He has a particular interest in Design, Logistics, Simulation and Optimisation of organisations. He runs a number of MSc courses in these disciplines as part of the Aerospace IGDS MSc programme. Jim has recently created a spin-off business aimed at exploiting research into design process modelling.

 

I am a very keen squash player and captain a team in the Hamshire Leagues

Flying from Thruxton airfield

Piper Warrior

Flying from Thruxton airfield

I have a Private Pilots Licence and fly Piper Warrior aircraft from Thruxton airfield.

I was interviewed for BBC Radio 4 and the World Service's “In Business” programme, to discuss the civil use of Unmanned Aircraft (click here to see the interview).

Professor James P Scanlan's photo

Publications

The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)

Article

Eres, M.H., Bertoni, M., Kossmann, M. and Scanlan, J.P. (2014) Mapping customer needs to engineering characteristics: an aerospace perspective for conceptual design. Journal of Engineering Design, 1-24. (doi:10.1080/09544828.2014.903387).
Langmaak, Stephan, Wiseall, Stephen, Bru, Christophe, Adkins, Russell, Scanlan, James and Sóbester, András (2013) An activity-based-parametric hybrid cost model to estimate the unit cost of a novel gas turbine component. International Journal of Production Economics, 142, (1), 74-88. (doi:10.1016/j.ijpe.2012.09.020).
Kumar, S. and Scanlan, J.P. (2013) On axisymmetric adhesive joints with graded interface stiffness. International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, 41, 57-72. (doi:10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2012.09.001).
Surendra, Amrith, Ferraro, Mario, Schumann, Benjamin, Van Schaik, Jeroen, Daniel, Joshua, Gorissen, Dirk, Scanlan, J.P. and Keane, A.J. (2013) The challenges of using value-driven design for practical design of UAVs. Journal of Aerospace Operations, 1, (4), 377-386. (doi:10.3233/AOP-120025).
Schumann, Benjamin, Ferraro, Mario and Surendra, Amrith et al. (2013) Better design decisions through operational modeling during the early design phases. Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, n/a, 1. (In Press).
Cheung, Julie, Scanlan, James and Wong, James et al. (2012) Application of value-driven design to commercial aero-engine systems. Journal of Aircraft, 49, (3), 688-702. (doi:10.2514/1.C031319).
Yu, Tai-Tuck, Scanlan, James P., Crowder, Richard M. and Wills, Gary B. (2012) Approaches to modeling the gas-turbine maintenance process. Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, 12, (1), 011007-[9pp]. (doi:10.1115/1.3647876).
Bolinches, Marc, Keane, A.J., Forrester, A.I.J., Scanlan, J.P. and Takeda, K. (2011) Design, analysis and experimental validation of a morphing UAV wing. The Aeronautical Journal, 115, (1174), 761-765.
Kumar, Shanmugan and Scanlan, J.P. (2011) Modeling of modulus graded axisymmetric adhesive joints. Mechanics of Materials, 1-38. (Submitted).
Kumar, Shanmugan, Scanlan, J.P., Eres, M.H. and Reed, P.A.S. (2011) Fatigue life prediction for life cycle costing of gas turbine engines. International Journal of Production Economics (Submitted).
Reed, Nicholas , Scanlan, Jim , Wills, Gary and Halliday, Steven (2010) The inertia problem: implementation of a holistic design support system. The Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management, 8, (3), 319-332.
Reed, N., Scanlan, J.P., Wills, G. and Halliday, S.T. (2010) The Inertia Problem: Implementation of a Holidstic Design Support System. Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management, 8, (3), 319-332.
Kumar, S. and Scanlan, J.P. (2010) Stress analysis of shaft-tube bonded joints using a variational method. Journal of Adhesion, 86, (4)
Thokala, P., Scanlan, J. and Chipperfield, A. (2010) Life cycle cost modelling as an aircraft design support tool. [in special issue: Flapless Air Vehicle Integrated Industrial Research (FLAVIIR) Programme in Aeronautical Engineering] Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 224, (4), 477-488. (doi:10.1243/09544100JAERO574).
Reed, N., Scanlan, J.P., Wills, G. and Halliday, S.T. (2010) Knowledge use in an advanced manufacturing environment. Design Studies, 1-22. (Submitted).
Thokala, Praveen, Scanlan, J.P. and Chipperfield, A.J. (2010) Life cycle cost modelling as an aircraft design support tool. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 224, (4), 477-488. (doi:10.1243/09544100JAERO574).
Cheung, Julie, Scanlan, Jim and Wiseall, Steve (2009) Towards a framework for value-driven design in civil aerospace systems: a case study. CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology (CIRPJ-D-09-00075). (Submitted).
Tammineni, S.V., Rao, A.R., Scanlan, J.P., Reed, P.A.S. and Keane, A.J. (2009) A knowledge-based system for cost modelling of aircraft gas turbines. Journal of Engineering Design, 20, (3), 289-305. (doi:10.1080/09544820701870805).
Scanlan, J.P. (2008) Project failure: the planning paradox. Project Management Journal (In Press).
Keane, A.J. and Scanlan, J.P. (2007) Design search and optimization in aerospace engineering. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 365, (1859), 2501-2529. (doi:10.1098/rsta.2007.2019).
Thokala, P., Scanlan, J.P. and Chipperfield, A. (2007) Simulation based life cycle cost modelling as a decision support tool. 7th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration and Operations Conference (ATIO) (AIAA 2007-7724).
Scanlan, J.P., Tammineni, S. and Keane, A. J. (2007) A hybrid knowledge based system for cost modelling applied to aircraft gas turbine design. Journal of Engineering Design (Submitted).
Scanlan, J.P. (2007) A Metric-based approach to Concept Design. Journal of Engineering Design (Submitted).
Lawrence, Philip and Scanlan, James (2007) Planning in the dark: why major engineering projects fail to achieve key goals. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 19, (4), 509-525. (doi:10.1080/09537320701403508). (Submitted).
Scanlan, James, Rao, Abhijit, Bru, Christophe, Hale, Peter and Marsh, Rob (2006) The DATUM project: a cost estimating environment for the support of aerospace design decision making. AIAA Journal of Aircraft, 43, (4), 1022-1029. (doi:10.2514/1.17362).
Scanlan, James, Tammineni, Sree, Rao, Abhijit, Keane, Andy and Reed, Philippa (2006) Representing cost information in an object oriented environment for the design of aerospace products. AIAA Journal of Aircraft (Submitted).
Bru, Christophe, Scanlan, James and Hale, Peter (2004) Visualisation of cost information. International Journal of Agile Manufacturing, 7, (1), 53-59.
Feneley, R.C.L., Parkin, J., Scanlan, J.P. and Woolley, M. (2003) Developing alternative devices to the long-term urinary catheter for draining urine from the bladder. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 217, (4), 293-303. (doi:10.1243/095441103322060758).
Scanlan, James, Hill, Terry, Marsh, Rob, Bru, Christophe, Dunkley, Martin and Cleevely, Paul (2002) Cost modelling for aircraft design optimization. Journal of Engineering Design, 13, (3), 261-269. (doi:10.1080/09544820110108962).

Book Section

Bertoni, Marco, Eres, Hakki and Scanlan, James (2013) Co-creation in complex supply chains: the benefits of a Value Driven Design approach. In, Schafer, Dirk (ed.) Product Development in the Socio-sphere. Berlin, DE, Springer. (In Press).
Van Schaik, Jeroen, Scanlan, Jim, Keane, Andy and Gorissen, Dirk (2011) Improving design rationale capture during embodiment design. In, Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design. 18th International Conference on Engineering Design , Technical University of Denmark, 436-445.
Jinks, Stuart, Scanlan, Jim, Reed, Philippa and Wiseall, Steve (2011) Utilising dynamic factory simulation to improve unit cost estimation and aid design decisions. In, Proceedings of the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC). 2010 Winter Simulation Conference Piscataway, United States, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1758-1766. (doi:10.1109/WSC.2010.5678893 ).
Wong, James, Scanlan, James P. and Eres, Murat H. (2008) Modelling the life cycle cost of aero-engine maintenance. In, Curran, Richard, Chou, Shuo-Yan and Trappey, Amy (eds.) Collaborative Product and Service Life Cycle Management for a Sustainable World. 15th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering London, UK, Springer, 233-240.
Cheung, Julie, Scanlan, James and Wiseall, Steve (2008) Value driven design: an initial study applied to novel aerospace components in Rolls-Royce plc. In, Curran, Richard, Chou, Shuo-Yan and Trappey, Amy (eds.) Collaborative Product and Service Life Cycle Management for a Sustainable World: Proceedings of the 15th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (CE2008). 15th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering 2008 (CE2008) London, UK, Springer, 241-248. (Advanced Concurrent Engineering Part 6). (doi:10.1007/978-1-84800-972-1_23).
Reed, N., Scanlan, J. and Halliday, S. (2008) Development of a lightweight knowledge based design system as a business asset to support advanced fixture and tooling design. Proceedings of the 15th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (CE2008). In, Curran, R., Chou, S-Y. and Trappey, A. (eds.) Collaborative Product and Service Life Cycle Management for a Sustainable World. 15th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (CE2008) London, UK, Springer, 217-224. (Submitted).
Tammineni, S.V., Scanlan, J.P. and Reed, P.A.S. (2007) Expert decision support system for costing of aircraft gas turbine engine. In, Proceedings of GT-2007 ASME Turbo Expo 2007: Power for Land, Sea and Air. GT-2007 ASME Turbo Expo 2007: Power for Land, Sea and Air USA, American Society Of Mechanical Engineers, 9pp. (In Press).
Sóbester, András, Keane, A.J., Scanlan, James and Bressloff, Neil W. (2005) Conceptual design of UAV airframes using a generic geometry service. In, Infotech@Aerospace Online Proceedings. Infotech@Aerospace , American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Rao, A., Keane, A.J. and Scanlan, J.P. (2005) A cost based methodology for design optimization. In, Proceedings of the ASME 2005 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. ASME 2005 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference New York, USA, American Society Of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 1-10.

Conference or Workshop Item

Ferraro, Mario, Scanlan, James, Fangohr, Hans and Schumann, Benjamin (2012) A generic unifying ontology for civil unmanned aerial vehicle missions. In, 12th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations (ATIO) Conference and 14th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, Indianapolis, US, 17 - 19 Sep 2012. (doi:10.2514/6.2012-5504).
Schumann, Benjamin, Scanlan, James and Fangohr, Hans (2012) Complex agent interactions in operational simulations for aerospace design. In, 2012 Winter Simulation Conference, Berlin, Germany, 12pp. (Submitted).
Schumann, Benjamin, Scanlan, James and Takeda, Kenji (2011) A generic operational simulation for early design civil unmanned aerial vehicles. In, The Third International Conference on Advances in System Simulation, Barcelona, Spain, 23 - 28 Oct 2011. 4pp.
Case, T.A.D., Scanlan, J.P., Mellor, B.G. and Harnan, R.C. (2011) Improving the producibility of components that are ‘strangers by design’. In, 11th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations (ATIO) Conference, Virginia Beach, US, 21 - 23 Sep 2011. (Submitted).
Langmaak, Stephan, Scanlan, James P., Wiseall, Stephen and Sobester, Andras (2011) Strategic jet engine system design in light of uncertain fuel and carbon prices. In, 11th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations (ATIO) Conference, Virginia Beach, US, 20 - 22 Sep 2011. 16pp.
Schumann, Benjamin, Scanlan, James and Takeda, Kenji (2011) Evaluating design decisions in real-time using operations modelling. In, 2nd International Air Transport and Operations Symposium, Delft, NL, 28 - 29 Mar 2011. 10pp. (Submitted).
Cheung, Julie, Scanlan, Jim and Wiseall, Steve (2011) Some industrial challenges for implementing value-driven design. In, 2nd International Air Transport and Operations Symposium, Delft, NL, 28 - 29 Mar 2011. 11pp.
Langmaak, Stephan, Scanlan, James and Wiseall, Stephen (2011) Strategic jet engine System design in light of uncertain fuel and carbon prices. In, 2nd International Air Transport and Operations Symposium (ATOS 2011), Delft, NL, 28 - 29 Mar 2011. 7pp.
Reed, N., Scanlan, J.P., Wills, G. and Halliday, S. (2009) Providing value to a business using a lightweight design system to support knowledge reuse by designers. In, International Conference on Engineering Design - ICED09, Stanford, USA, 24 - 27 Aug 2009. 10pp, 1-10.
Jinks, Stuart, Scanlan, J.P., Reed, P.A.S. and Wiseall, Steve (2009) Predicting manufacturing cost by generating a factory simulation from cad geometry. In, Fifteenth Post-Graduate Conference in the Materials, BioEngineering and nCATS Research Groups at the University of Southampton, Lyndhurst, UK, 2pp.
Wong, J.S., Scanlan, J.P. and Eres, M.H. (2009) An integrated life cycle cost tool for aero-engines. In, 6th International Product Lifecycle Management Conference, Bath, UK, 06 - 08 Jul 2009. (Submitted).
Cheung, J.M.W., Scanlan, J.P. and Wiseall, S.S. (2009) An aerospace component cost modelling study for value driven design. In, CIRP IPS2 Conference 2009: Industrial Product-Service Systems, Cranfield, UK, 01 - 02 Apr 2009. 5pp.
Wong, James S., Scanlan, James P. and Eres, Murat H. (2008) Modelling the life cycle cost of aero-engine maintenance. In, 15th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, Belfast, GB, 18 - 22 Aug 2008. 8pp.
Jinks, Stuart, Scanlan, J.P. and Wiseall, Steve (2008) Near net-shape manufacturing costs. In, 15th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, 8pp.
Eres, Murat Hakki and Scanlan, James P. (2007) A hierarchical life cycle cost model for a set of aero-engine components. In, 7th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration and Operations Conference (ATIO 2007), Belfast, Northern Ireland, 18 - 20 Sep 2007. UK, 6pp.
Thokala, Praveen, Scanlan, Jim and Chipperfield, Andy (2007) Life cycle cost modelling of unmanned air vehicles. In, 4th International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology (DET2007), Bath, UK, 18 - 19 Sep 2007. 6pp, 446-451.
Rao, A.R., Keane, A.J. and Scanlan, J.P. (2005) A Cost based Methodology for Design Optimization. In, ASME 2005 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Long Beach, California, USA, 24 - 28 Sep 2005. , 1-10. (Submitted).
 

Research

Research Interests

  • aerospace design and design decision support systems
  • aerospace manufacturing and process optimisation
  • discrete-event simulation
  •  aerospace product life-cycle analysis and costing.

PhD supervision

Mr Tim Case, Ms Julie Cheung, Mr David Cooper, Mr Mario Ferraro, Mr Joshua Jeeson Daniel, Mr Stephan Langmaak, Mr James Meas, Mr Benjamin Schumann, Mr Jeroen Van Schaik, Vytautas Moncycs, Valeria Griffiths, Jakub Gramatyka, Mr Amrith Surendra, Mr Evangelos Papageorgiou

Primary research group:  Computational Engineering and Design

Research projects

DECODE: Decision Environments for Complex Designs

Unmanned vehicles

2Seas Project

Structronics research

Rolls-Royce SILOET (Strategic Investment in Low-carbon Engine Technology) Project

Rolls Royce SAMULET

Teaching Responsibilities

Module titleModule codeDisciplineRole
Aerospace Design I SESA3002 Aerospace Engineering Course leader
Complex Systems Design SESG6030 Engineering Sciences Course leader
Design SESM1005 Mechanical Engineering Course leader
Engineering Design and Structural Analysis Methods SESG2005 Engineering Sciences Course leader
Design Search and Optimisation II: Case Studies SESG6019 Engineering Sciences Tutor

Contact

Professor James P Scanlan
Computational Engineering and Design Group
Engineering Centre of Excellence
Building 176
University of Southampton
Boldrewood Campus
Burgess Road
Southampton
SO16 7QF

Room Number: 176/5027

Telephone: (023) 8059 2369
Email: J.P.Scanlan@soton.ac.uk