The Sky’s the Limit for Cardiff’s Aerospace Research
Academics, researchers and representatives from industry gathered for the official launch of Cardiff School of Engineering’s Aerospace Research Theme.
Aerospace is one of Cardiff School of Engineering’s focused interdisciplinary research themes, with expertise in materials and structures, propulsion and transmission, lightning protection, and airborne systems.
Work in materials and structures enables the design of lightweight, robust aerospace assemblies capable of meeting today’s demanding criteria for lower financial and environmental costs.
The combined expertise of mechanical and chemical engineers, mathematicians and physicists provides a skills set that enables major energy problems of a thermofluid, chemical reaction or modelling nature to be addressed.
Electrical engineers in the School are investigating the impact of lightning on composite materials and aircraft components, while the airborne systems group is engaged in the development of compact, lightweight sensors, actuators and communication systems for a range of applications within the aerospace field including fixed wing, rotor and unmanned aircraft.
The launch saw more than 80 people from aerospace research and industry gather at Cardiff School of Engineering to learn how new and existing research done within the School is consolidated within this exciting and important research theme.