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Research Group

Computational Engineering and Design

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We're a centre for multidisciplinary engineering simulation and design, and combine a range of analytical, computational and experimental techniques.

Part of Engineering


Our 3 main research themes are:

  • design search and optimisation
  • applied computational modelling
  • computational methods

The strength of our research is based on combining engineering methods with industrial applications. For example, we are developing grid-based, problem-solving services for academia and industry. Our research has many applications, and our activities include:

  • using computational methods for studying design and related problems in fluids, structures, control systems and biomechanics
  • evolutionary optimisation
  • constructing advanced cost-prediction systems
  • optimising metamodelled, approximate or noisy systems and analysis of robustness

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Projects and publications

Research projects

Our people

I manage a number of research programmes sponsored by BAE systems, Airbus, Rolls-Royce and the EPSRC.
Professor of Design
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