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FSI Graduate Seminars

The weekly graduate seminars bring together postgraduate research students, working on diverse projects, to present and discuss their work with their peers.

The seminars are held every Tuesday at 11:00 during term time at the Boldrewood Campus.

For further information, please email Przemyslaw Grudniewski at pag1c15@soton.ac.uk   

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Trewut Anurakpandit: "Energy Harvesting Using Ship Motion(s)"

6 March 2018

Advisors: Professor Philip A. Wilson and Dr Nicholas C. Townsend

Year: 4

This research focuses on ship motion(s) energy harvesting from possible degree-of-freedom (DOF) by using multiple DOF inertia mechanism.  The assessment method of ship motion(s) power and the idea behind the design of multiple-DOF pendulum will be described.

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Marcos Benega: "Manufacturing bio-based epoxy resins: the viscosity issue"

6 March 2018

Advisors: Associate Professor James I. R. Blake and Dr Robert Raja

Year: 3

High viscosity products can be a drawback when producing bio-based epoxy resins from vegetable oils. This short presentation will introduce the reasons why this behaviour occurs and how it was addressed in my PhD project.

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Gobikrishnan Veluplay: "Safety Practices In Maritime Industry"

27 February 2018

Advisors: Professor R.A. Shenoi and Professor Mikis Tsimplis

Year: 3

This research is mainly focus on the temperature effects on Magnetorheological elastomers (MREs) material, and develop a vibration control device with this material.

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Yanxiang Wan: "Smart composite MRE materials for vibration control in marine engineering"

27 February 2018

Advisors: Associate Professor Yeping Xiong

Year: 3

This research is mainly focus on the temperature effects on Magnetorheological elastomers (MREs) material, and develop a vibration control device with this material.

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Byoung Guk Kim: "An Exploration of Cavitation Erosion Threshold Using Acoustic Emission Technique"

20 February 2018

Advisors: Professor Stephen R. Turnock and Professor Philip A. Wilson

Year: 3

A series of experiments to study the characteristics of the AE and CFD validation test results are presented.

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Przemyslaw Grudniewski: "Utilisation of novel evolutionary-inspired mechanisms into genetic algorithms, and development of MLSGA"

06 February 2018

Advisors: Dr Adam J. Sobey and Professor R. A. Shenoi 

Year: 3

Current state-of-the-art of Genetic Algorithms do not reflects the need of the industrial and engineering applications. More work has to be done in order to increase the final performance and achieve better solutions. A summary of work towards implementing advanced evolutionary mechanisms into genetic algorithm and development of Multi-Level Selection Genetic Algorithm (MLSGA) is presented. The proposed methodology is the best genetic algorithm across multiple types of problem.

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Apostolos Grammatikopoulos: "Experiments on the vibratory properties of 3D printed structures"

06 February 2018

Advisors: Professor Pandeli Temarel and Dr Joe Banks

Year: 3

The present investigation focuses on the vibratory responses of 3D printed hollow rectangular beams and the effective bending stiffness that can be derived from them.

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Yu Cao: “Design and optimisation of hybrid renewable energy system of ocean going platforms”

12 December 2017

Advisors: Dr Nicholas Townsend and Dr Mingyi Tan

Year: 3

A new data driven simulation based design optimisation method will be presented to show how to design a hybrid renewable energy system for ocean going platform under both spatial and temporal uncertainty.

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Zhen Zhou Wang: “Optimisation of woven fabric composite mechanical properties and structural topologies using genetic algorithms”

12 December 2017

Advisors: Dr Adam Sobey and Professor R. Ajit Shenoi

Year: 3

Bi-level optimisation approach is required in the industrial design, which links the material level with the structural level. Therefore, this research aims to develop a methodology to perform bi-level optimisation on woven fabric composite materials based structures.

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Sophia Schillai: "Horizon tracking experiments with the hybrid AUV Delphin2"

05 December 2017

Advisors: Professor Stephen R. Turnock, Professor Eric Rogers,  Dr. Alex B. Phillips

Year: 4

For photographic surveys, flight style AUV fly close to the seafloor. Scientifically valuable photos come at a significant risk of vehicle loss. Thrusters on the Delphin2 AUV increase its manoeuvrability. I present experimental results of varied actuator use close to the lakebed.

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Agata Tomaszewska: "Assesment methods of high speed ice friction in the sport of bob skeleton"

05 December 2017

Advisors: Professor Stephen R. Turnock, Professor Dominic A. Hudson, Dr Nicola Symonds

Year: 3

Bob skeleton is a Winter Olympic sport, in which an athlete slides head first down an icy track. Elements effecting the ice friction of bob skeleton runners have been identified and tested.

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Ye Lu - China Ship Scientific Research Center (CSSRC): “Springing and Whipping Benchmark Study (S&WBS) of Ultra Large Container ships —Joint Industry Project (JIP)”

28 November 2017

Advisor: Professor Pandeli Temarel

A joint industry project on springing and whipping benchmark study of ultra large container ships, which will last about three years from 2017 to 2019, is initiated by Prof. Yousheng Wu, China Ship Scientific Research Center (CSSRC). The initiatives of this JIP also include members from China Classification Society (CCS), Bureau Veritas (BV), Lloyd’s Register (LR) and University of Southampton. The target ship is a 20,000TEU container ship with an overall length of 399.67m. To investigate the influence of springing and whipping on the bending and torsion moments in the ship structure,  two different types of model tests will be carried out in the towing tank and seakeeping wave basin respectively, using large scale models with 8 to 10 segments.

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Wei Wang: "Smart MRE material for vibration control"

21 November 2017 

Advisors: Dr Yeping Xiong, Professor Shuofeng Yang

Year: 4

Experiment, modelling and development of the MRE material in vibration control.Experiment, modelling and development of the MRE material in vibration control.

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David Mark Bossens: "Artificial General Intelligence for Long-term Learning in Complex Environments"

14 November 2017 

Advisors: Dr A. J. Sobey, Dr N. C. Townsend 

Year: 3

There is a need for autonomous systems that perform long-term missions in complex environments. Most current AI methods focus on specific problems in a short-term context, where the solution needs to be prescribed by the designer. This presentation describes research in Artificial General Intelligence which will allow for autonomous systems capable of adapting to their surroundings and solving unforeseen problems, that may be complex but mission critical.

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Andhini N. Z. Nasution: "Modelling and Learning of Wake Flow"

24 October 2017 

Advisors: Associate Professor Gabriel D. Weymouth, Professor Bharathram Ganapathisubramani

Year: 2

This presentation introduces the integration of Machine Learning into Computational Fluid Dynamic so that the coarser grid are able to imitate the flow near the wall of a fine-grid simulation like Direct Numerical Simulation. The objective is to keep the accuracy but faster.

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