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Ms Irene Jiménez Fortunato 

Postgraduate Research Student

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Irene Jiménez Fortunato is a Postgraduate Research Student within the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton

2017 – now: PhD student at University of Southampton, Infrastructure research group

Novel Integrated Imaging Approaches for Damage Characterisation of Composite Materials and Structures: The project aims at developing an idea known as ‘Strain-based NDE’. Here full field imaging techniques are used to capture data that is directly related to the strain caused by the damage to provide prognostic information on the effect of damage in composite materials.

2015 – 2017: Double Degree Programme

-       MSc in Aeronautical Engineering at UPC BarcelonaTech

-       MSc in Aerospace Vehicle Design (Aircraft Design option) at Cranfield University

Group Project at UPC BarcelonaTech

DebrEyes Project: study of the possibility of a periodically updated real-time 3D map of the predicted trajectory of space debris by means of a constellation of CubeSats for preventing collisions with operational satellites or spacecraft. It was finalist in the Airbus Defence and Space Student Presentation Competition.

Group Design Project at Cranfield University

High Aspect Ratio Wing Turboprop Airliners Airbus A-16m Cranfield: it involved designing a complete aircraft including areas such as loading actions, structural design (composite materials) and aeroelasticity considerations during 6 months. The project was proposed by Airbus Group. I was working in the ailerons design and I was member of the Project Management team, leading 44 people, as well as the Structures team leader. In addition to that, the EASA and FAA requirements (CS-25 in particular) were required to be fulfilled in the component design. Finite Element Analyses were performed in the composite material parts of the aileron as well as in the metallic ones. Regular presentations were carried out to check individual progress and improve this skill being a simulation of the real industry environment. Moreover, Preliminary and Critical Design Reviews were performed, the audience was people from different aerospace companies and universities, such as Airbus Group, BAE Systems and the University of London among others.

Individual Research Project at Cranfield University

Non-destructive testing and damage evaluation of FRP aircraft structures: The project aimed to study several composite specimens, which consist of a panel and a T-stringer, some co-cured and some co-bonded, using pulsed thermography and ultrasonic scanning tests in order to detect damages such as impacts and delamination. A Finite Element Analysis of the pulsed thermography problem was carried out to compare it with the experimental results.

2010 – 2015: BSc in Aerospace Technology Engineering at UPC BarcelonaTech

Group Project

Zephyros, Design of a Very Light Jet: The project aimed to design a very light jet which was able to take-off on a short runway. I was involved in the Propulsion department studying engines performances

Individual Thesis

Study of the deployment of a helicopter fleet for medical emergencies: Model, type and number of helicopters required to fulfil the medical emergencies transport needs in Andalusia community (Spain) were studied as well as its optimum locations.

Research interests

Composite Materials and Structures

Aerospace Engineering

Computational Mechanics

Non-Destructive Testing Techniques

PhD Supervision

Prof Ole Thybo Thomsen, Prof Janice M Barton and Dr Daniel Bull

MPhil/PhD

Novel Integrated Imaging Approaches for Damage Characterisation of Composite Materials and Structures

Research group

Infrastructure Group

Affiliate research group

Engineering Materials

Research project(s)

Novel Integrated Imaging Approaches for Damage Characterisation of Composite Materials and Structures

The project aims at developing an idea known as ‘Strain-based NDE’. Here full field imaging techniques are used to capture data that is directly related to the strain caused by the damage to provide prognostic information on the effect of damage in composite materials.

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Ms Irene Jiménez Fortunato
Engineering, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton. SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

Room Number: 176/3001

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