Past Events

Recent Events

“Young Engineers Seminar” – 13 July, Star Hydraulics
Introduction to Star Hydraulics and a brief overview of a hydraulic test facility. Presentation – How Servo Valves work – Paul Shillam (Star Hydraulics)
Overview of :- Material Selection, condition and effects of manufacturing variables.  Residual Strain effects on raw materials and components – Can FE models allow for this.
Basic Hydraulic Considerations – Overlooked Fundamentals – Norman Thornton (EIS)
Servo Hydraulic Control Strategies – Anton Raath (CaTs3)
Smarter Testing using optimised techniques to create larger, meaningful material database in order to more accurately model a component
Modelling complex materials such as composites – Andrew Blows (JLR)

“Fatigue 2017″ – 3-5 July 2017, Downing College, Cambridge
Full List of Presentations 
1: FATIGUE OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURED MATERIALS
2: MATHEMATICAL AND NUMERICAL MODELLING
3: VARIABLE AMPLITUDE FATIGUE
4: HIGH TEMPERATURE AND THERMOMECHANICAL FATIGUE
5: CORROSION FATIGUE
6: FATIGUE CRACK GROWTH AND CLOSURE
7: FATIGUE AT WELDS AND NOTCHES I
8: MULTIAXIAL FATIGUE I
9: FATIGUE OF ENGINEERING MATERIALS
10: FATIGUE AT WELDS AND NOTCHES II
11: MULTIAXIAL FATIGUE II
12: INFLUENCE OF MANUFACTURING PROCESSES ON FATIGUE
13: FATIGUE CRACK GROWTH AND CLOSURE II
14: FATIGUE OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES
15: DESIGN AND ASSESSMENT

“Young Engineers Seminar”, 9 May 2017, ASDEC/HORIBA-MIRA
Introduction to ASDEC & NVH Measurements (Martin Cockrill – ASDEC)
Workshop/demonstration on Experimental Modal Analysis (ASDEC)
Trip round the Proving Ground (HORIBA-MIRA)
Instrumented vehicle demonstration (HORIBA-MIRA)
RLD Instrumentation and Data Collection (Duncan Jones and Jon Hewitt HORIBA-MIRA)
Practicalities of Vibration Measurement & Modal Testing (Martin Cockrill, ASDEC)

“Workshop on Structural Dynamics in a World Where Weight Reduction Matters”, 7 February 2017, AMRC, Sheffield
Test preparation and FRF data acquisition (Dennis de Klerk – Mueller BBM-VAS)
Modal parameter estimation, geometry & mode shape creation & animation, error checking (Henrik B Herlufsen – Bruel & Kjaer)
Test model validation, CAE Pre-test & Correlation (Dr Gaurav Kumar, Siemens STS)
Multidisciplinary CAE optimisation methodology applied to lightweight automotive exhaust systems (Dr. Christophe Bastien - Coventry University) 
Correlating structural FEA models of lightweight structures, the observer effect: what is it and what can be done about it (Martin Cockrill, ASDEC, University of Leicester)
Advances in Structural Analysis for Light weight Structures using NVH Principles (Andrew McQueen – Siemens STS)
Modally optimising a helicopter component (Emiel Barten – Mueller BBM-VAS)

“Young Engineers Seminar – Test & Analysis”, 15 December 2016, University of Birmingham
You’ve Tested it What Have You Proved? (David Ensor – EIS) 
Challenges and Best Practice in Industrial Use of Finite Element Simulation (Andrew Buckingham - ABMech Design & Analysis)
Simulating an Imperfect World (Peter Lavelle – HBM Prenscia)
The Myth of Accuracy (Damian Harty – Lucid Motors)

“The Theory & Practice of Developing Rubber Products with Good Fatigue Life”, 6 October 2016, Star Hydraulics, Tewkesbury

“Hydraulics: What the Engineer Needs to Know and How to Avoid the Pitfalls”, 15 September 2016, Star Hydraulics, Tewkesbury

“Fundamentals of Vehicle Data Collection”, HORIBA-MIRA, Nuneaton, 19 April 2016
Transducers (Stephen Payne, HORIBA MIRA)
Instrumentation set-up & checks (including Brake Test Examples) (David Wood HORIBA MIRA)
Show & Tell – CARDUR Instrumented Vehicle (Stephen Payne & Jonny Leung HORIBA MIRA)
Data Collection & Analysis (David Ensor HORIBA MIRA)

“4th Durability & Fatigue Advances in Wind, Wave and Tidal Energy”, BAWA, Filton, 28 January 2016
Dual-Axis Fatigue Testing of Large Wind Turbine Blades (Peter Greaves, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult) Abstract
Advances in Component Reliability Testing for Offshore Renewable Energy (Dr Philipp Thies & Dr Peter Halswell, University of Exeter)  Abstract
Tidal Foundation Selection (Rory Sinclair, Ramboll) Abstract
The role of Structural Redundancy for planning Offshore and Marine Renewable Energy Inspection Strategies (Prof Feargal Brennan, University of Cranfield) Abstract
Remote monitoring of in-service bolt tension (Prof Jarek Rosinski, Transmission Dynamics) Abstract
Offshore Wind Structures – Gambling With Grout: Worth the Risk? (Dr Chris Golightly, Geotechnical and Engineering Geology Consultant) Abstract
The use of fibre-optic sensors for in-service structural monitoring of tidal energy turbines (Robert Knapp, Epsilon Optics Ltd) Abstract
Fatigue Modelling of Large Composite Wind Turbine Blades (Oscar Castro, Department of Wind Energy, Technical University of Denmark) Abstract
Gearbox Life in Wind and Tidal Turbines: Solutions and Novel Monitoring Techniques (Prof Jonathan Wheals & James Packer, Ricardo) - Abstract Authors:  J.Wheals, J.Packer (Ricardo UK), Ramon Fuentes, Tom Bruce(University of Sheffield)
Risk Based Approach to Demonstration of a Novel Wave Energy Convertor (Charles Taylor, Quoceant) Abstract
A Design for Reliability Methodology for Tidal Turbine Devices (Roy Browett, Ricardo UK Ltd/Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult) Abstract
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“Introduction to Practical Fatigue Testing” Instron, High Wycombe, 25 November 2015
Test Equipment (Lisa Goodwin, Instron)
Materials Fatigue Data – from fatigue test machine to usable design data (Robin Anderson, HBM nCode)
Contract Fatigue Testing of Composites: Exploiting advanced technologies and new knowledge (Edward McCarthy, National Composite Certification and Evaluation Facility (NCCEF), University of Manchester)
Growing challenges and opportunities (Peter Bailey, Instron)
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30th Anniversary Event – Hogarths Hotel, Solihull 6 November 2015
Afternoon presentations followed by evening dinner.
“The Accidental Tourist” (Dr Colin Dodds)
30 Years of the EIS
After dinner speech by Air Vice Marshal Alan Merriman
Photos from the day

“Developments in Measurement & Analysis Techniques for Automotive NVH”, MIRA, Nuneaton, 30 June 2015
Three dimensional visualization of vehicle exterior and interior noise based upon a scanning measurement technique utilizing particle velocity sensors (Marcin Korbasiewicz, Microflown)
Vehicle Integration of 3 Cylinder Engines for NVH – Mark Burnett, MIRA
Characteristics and calibration of a pressure sensor system for measuring static and dynamic pressure distributions between the human body and a seat (Chi Liu, University of Southampton)
Optimisation of NVH on the engine codename Panther by gear load/noise measurements on the firing engine, supported by simulation work, optimisation of transmission error and accelerated life testing of timing train – Jarek Rosinski, Transmission Dynamics
An overview of the development of techniques for Noise Source Identification on practical noise sources (Keith Vickers, Bruel & Kjaer)
Workshop/demonstration on Experimental Modal Analysis – Martin Cockrill, ASDEC
The Use Of Model Based Systems Engineering Tools For NVH Development (Peter Mas, Siemens Simulation & Test)
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“Product Integrity Testing: An Integral Part of the Development Process”, Tata Steel, Rotherham 20 May 2015
Measuring Total Strain (John McCarthy, GE Oil & Gas)
Welded Joints (Simon Smith, TWI)
Material Properties at High Strain Rates (David Norman, Tata Steel)
Structural validation of off-highway vehicles using field data (Dr Colin J Dodds, Dodds and Associates)
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“Fundamentals of Vehicle Data Collection”, MIRA, Nuneaton 26 February 2015
Introduction (Geoff Rowlands, MIRA)
Transducer Selection (Geoff Rowlands, MIRA)
Instrumentation set-up & checks (Steve Payne, MIRA)
Show and tell – CARDUR – vehicle on main site (David Ensor, Geoff Rowlands and Steve Payne, MIRA)
Data Collection (David Ensor, MIRA)
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“Basic Fatigue Course”, Nettle Hill, Ansty, Coventry, 19 November 2014
What is Fatigue? (Peter Blackmore, Jaguar Land Rover)
SN – Basic Analysis (Peter Blackmore Jaguar Land Rover)
EN for high and low cycle fatigue (Peter Blackmore, Jaguar Land Rover)
Materials Testing and Statistics (Robin Anderson, HBM)
Parallel sessions: Surgery for broken parts: bring your own broken parts or photographs for discussion (Peter Blackmore, Jaguar Land Rover, Robert Cawte, HBM nCode, Amir Chahardehi, Atkins Global & Cranfield University)
Fatigue Analysis of Welded Structures (Amir Chahardehi, Atkins Global & Cranfield University)
Fracture Mechanics and Damage Tolerance (Amir Chahardehi, Atkins Global & Cranfield University)
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“The Future of Hydraulics in Mechanical Testing”, Moog, Tewkesbury
25 September 2014
Hydraulic System Overview (Norman Thornton, Engineering Consultant)
An Insight into the Complex Nature of Structural Testing (Stephen Barrett, MIET, MRAeS, Systems Services)
Rotary hydraulic actuators; applications in testing and shaft torque calibration (Jarek Rosinski, CEO, Transmission Dynamics)
The Application of Elecro-Mechanical Test Systems and their use in Load Application (Job Moermon, Test Systems, Moog Nieuw Vennep)

“Fundamentals of Vehicle Data Collection”, MIRA, Nuneaton
9 September 2014
Introduction (Geoff Rowlands, MIRA)
Transducer Selection (Geoff Rowlands, MIRA)
Instrumentation set-up & checks (Steve Payne, MIRA)
Show and tell – CARDUR – vehicle on main site (David Ensor, Geoff Rowlands and Steve Payne, MIRA)
Data Collection (David Ensor, MIRA)
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“Sound Quality & Product Perception Workshop”, Brunel University, London, 8 July 2014
Sound Metrics Unleashed! (Andrew McQueen, Siemens)
Interactive Assessment of Vehicle Sound Quality: Target Setting and Jury Evaluation (Roger Williams, Bruel & Kjaer)
Laser Vibrometry – See What’s Happening to your Structure (Roger Traynor, Polytec)
Perception Enhancement for Automotive Steering Systems (Prof. Joseph Giacomin, Director of the Human Centred Design Institute, Brunel University)
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“Instrumentation Analysis and Testing Exhibition”, Silverstone Race Track, 18 March 2014
The Effect on Component Life and Performance of Manufacturing Induced Residual Strain Chair- Norman Thornton (Engineering Consultant), Panel – Angelo Fanourakis (GKN Autostructures), Andrew Blows (Jaguar Landrover), John McCarthy (Maps Technology), Rob Wood (GOM), David Panni (JCB)
Gearbox Noise and Life Monitoring - Chair – Geoff Rowland (MIRA), Panel – Jarek Rosinski (Transmission Dynamics), Barry James (Romax)
3D Printed Components – use in Stress Analysis and as Structural Components - Chair – Bernard Steeples (Engineering Consultant), Panel – David Price (Laser Lines), Tom Riley (Bentley Motors), Neil Hopkinson (University of Sheffield)
Successes and Future Challenges in Vehicle Dynamics – Chair – John Wilkinson (Millbrook Proving Ground), Panel – Richard Hurdwell (Richard Hurdwell Engineering), James Robertson (University of Bath), Gerry Baker (Millbrook Proving Ground)

Hydraulics in Testing“, Star Hydraulics, Tewkesbury, 25 September 2013
Overview presentation (N W Thornton)
Oil Filtration (Barry Johnson, Star Hydraulics)
Actuator Performance and Oil Flow Requirements (N W Thornton)
Actuator Control and Simulation (Prof Anton Raath – CaTs3)

Understanding Vehicle Seating Dynamics and Ride Comfort“, HFRU, ISVR, University of Southampton, 11 April 2013
The transmission of fore-and-aft and vertical vibration to various locations on a car seat (Xiaolu Zhang, ISVR)
Modelling of seating dynamics for predicting seat transmissibility (Yi Qiu, ISVR)
Vibration comfort with reclined seating (Henrietta Howarth, ISVR)
Innovative cutting edge technology within military vehicle seating (David Parkman,  Tek Military Seating LLP)
Driver sensitivity to modal parameters associated with road-induced vehicle secondary ride (shake) (Dave Fish, JoTech)
Dynamic comfort : a new position in the design process (Romain Barbeau and Silke Hauke, Faurecia GmbH)
Use of the Full Vehicle NVH Simulator for tuning secondary ride comfort characteristics (Frank Syred, Sound and Vibration Technology)
Ride comfort optimisation using  multibody simulation (Andrew McQueen, LMS UK)

Techniques for Delivering A Positive Response to Products and Environments”WMG, University of Warwick
17 April 2012

“3rd Durability & Fatigue Advances in Wind, Wave & Tidal Energy”, BAWA, Filton, Bristol
30 September 2010
Designing Structure for Wind and Wave Loading – Dr lewis Lack,(Xanthus Energy Ltd)
Type testing of high capacity wind turbine gearboxes – are we doing enough? – Prof Jarek Rosinski & Dave Smurthwaite (Transmission Dynamics)
Wind Turbine Bearing Reliability Test Rig – Graham Penning (David Brown Gear Systems) Brian Shaw & Ian Sewell (University of Newcastle upon Tyne)
PRIMaRE Marine component testing facility for marine energy converters – Philipp Thies & Lars Johanning (University of Exeter)
Alleviation of fatigue in offshore wind support structures – Prof Feargal Brennan (Cranfield University)
Why is there such diversity amongst Wave Energy Converters concepts? – Dr Jamie Grimwade (Narec)
Structural test using optical sensor technology in maritime environment – Dr.-Ing.Holger Huhn (IWES) & Dr Karl-Heinz Hasse (HBM gmbH)
Tidal Turbine Blades – Improving Performance and Reducing Cost – Dr P Harper (Bristol University)
Structural Capacity and scaling up renewables – Prof S D Garvey (University of Nottingham)
Avoiding Fatigue in the Tidal Race – Ian Godfrey (IT Power Ltd)

“2nd Durability & Fatigue Advances in Wind, Wave & Tidal Energy”, BAWA, Filton, Bristol
2008
Wind Energy – Growing Pains –  Dr C Gamble (Nordic Wind Power)
Teeter bearing springs in wind turbines – Dr R Luo (Trelleborg Industrial AVS)
Type testing of high power wind turbine gear boxes – Prof J Rosinski (Transmission Dynamics)
Wind turbine integrity – an owner’s experience – T Morgan (E.ON Climate & Renewables)
NDT and Strain/Deformation measurement technologies for Green Energy Applications – R Wood (Dantec Dynamics)
Optimizing wind turbine blades performance using smart materials – Prof S Noroozi, (University of Bournemouth)
Simply complicated; fatigue design and analysis of bottom hinged wave energy converters – D Naylor (Aquamarine Power Ltd)
RF Sensors for measurement of displacement or deformation – B Candlin (Zettlex Printed Technologies Ltd)
Effects of Wind and Wave loads on stress intensity factors of a cracked offshore structure – Prof M R Ayat (Iran University of Science & Technology)
Improved Materials and Design Techniques for Tidal Turbines – P Harper (Bristol University) & A Fleming (Aviation Enterprises Ltd)
Advanced Composite Materials in Wind Turbine Applications – P Hanson (Merl)

Fatigue 2007, Queens’ College, Cambridge, 26-28 March 2007
Full list of papers

“1st Durability & Fatigue Advances in Wind, Wave & Tidal Energy”, BAWA, Filton, Bristol
2006
Current Status of the wind energy development – Steve Gilkes (Garrad Hassan)
Thermoelastic stress analysis and acoustic emission monitoring during full scale tests of wind turbine rotor blades – Geoff Dutton (RAL Energy Research Unit)
Remote torque measurements and gearbox condition monitoring for wind turbines – Jarek Rosinski, Martin Rosinski, David Smurthwaite & Andrew Wechsler (Transmission Dynamics)
Techniques and pitfalls in the analysis of fatigue histories in wind turbine hub assemblies – Roger Haines (Garrad Hassan)
Compression- compression fatigue behavior of composite blade – Yara Borja & Daniel Ng (Hexcel)

Cost reduction and life extension of offshore wind farms (CORLEX) – Daniel Shuter & C Lindley (Corus Group)
Fatigue Analysis approach of Pelamis main structural elements – Charles Taylor (Ocean Power Delivery)
Marine Current Turbines: towards commercial reality – Peter Fraenkel (Marine Current Turbines)
Fatigue loading of offshore wind turbines – the importance of integrated analysis – Tim Camp (Garrad Hassan)
Measurements at the Blyth offshore wind turbines – Andrew Henderson (Offshore Wind Energy)
The certification views on the structural survivability/reliability for wave and tidal energy converters – Claudio Bittencourt (DNV)
Fatigue in welded joints – the Battelle structural stress method – Pingsha Dong and John Draper (Safe Technology)

1989-2000

Engineering Integrity Through Finite Element Analysis“, Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, 17 May 1989
Computer aided impact analysis methods for vehicle design (S J Lyle – HW Structures) REF 0144
Updating finite element models using experimental modal data (C McCulloch – Dynamic Engineering) REF 0145 

The Design and Analysis of Fatigue Testing Experiments“, B.C.I.R.A., 10 April 1991
Analysis methods for fatigue data (S J Maddox – TWI) REF 0146

10th Ground Vehicle Instrumentation Group Conference“, Thornbridge Hall, Derbyshire, 21-23 June 1991
A method for processing strain gauge rosette data for fatigue analysis (Dr P A Blackmore – nCode International) REF 0001

The Laboratory Simulation and Test Group Second Annual Conference“, Alveston Manor Hotel, Stratford upon Avon, 23-24 September 1991
Towards a traceable dynamic force standard (Dr M J Dixon – Cambridge Consultants) REF 0053
Using data energy content to accelerate road simulation tests (A Hurd – EG&G Structural Kinematics, USA) REF 0054

Practical Applications of NVH Test Techniques“, Automotive Development Centre, Luton, 3 December 1991
Noise source identification techniques (D Anderton – ISVR University of Southampton) REF 0002
Taguchi exercise used to investigate a gear noise problem (D Ensor – Leyland DAF Vans) REF 0003
Acoustic modelling: integrating predictive methods into NVH engineering (C F McCulloch – Dynamic Engineering) REF 0004

 ”The Laboratory Simulation and Test Group Third Annual Conference“, Alveston Manor Hotel, Stratford upon Avon, 14-15 September 1992
The application of science to produce sound industrial hydraulic fluids (J Beland – Esso Oil Research Centre) REF 0055
Simulation testing for automotive components (R A Gregory – Instron & K White – Ford Motor Co) REF 0056
Cleanliness control in servo-hydraulic systems (V Jupp – Pall Filters) REF 0057
Testing of driveline components with simulation of vehicle and internal combustion engine (J Schilcher, H G Wagner & H Wiehler – RENK) REF 0058
Improving crash sensor testing but crashing fewer cars (G Turgoose – Ling Dynamic Systems) Ref 0059

 ”NVH Challenges – Problems and Solutions“, Transport Research Laboratory, Crowthorne, 21 October 1992
What Price Noise Quality Indexes?
What price noise quality indices (M F Russell, University of Southampton) REF 0005
Vehicle Noise
Subjective response and objective measurement of vehicle noise (D G Fish – MIRA) REF 0006
Pulses, gears and torsional vibrations (A H Middleton – Anthony Best Dynamics) REF 0007
Noise scales for assessing vehicle noisiness (G R Watts – Transport Research Laboratory) REF 0008
Vehicle Development
A combined analysis and test approach to development and design (C Anderson – Rolls Royce) REF 0009
Transfer path analysis for structure borne noise ranking (D De Vis, W Hendricx & P J G van der Linden – LMS International) REF 0010
A running mode study of vehicle idle vibration (D J Laight – GKN Technology) REF 0011
Advanced Techniques
Use of laser doppler technology to solve NVH problems (B Barnett – Ometron) REF 0012
Prediction of noise using finite and boundary element techniques (P Macey – PAFEC) REF 0013

 ”Accelerated Fatigue Testing“, Peugeot Talbot Social Club, Coventry, 6 April 1993
Fatigue testing to simulated customer conditions (M Barnes & P Stunell – Leyland DAF) REF 0060
Accelerated testing (J Draper – John Draper & Associates) REF 0061
Fatigue analysis from the PSD (J Draper – John Draper & Associates) REF 0062
Overheads (J Devlukia – Rover) REF 0062A
Accelerated durability testing in the automotive industry (W H Dunn – Coventry University) REF 0063
Using data energy content to accelerate road simulation tests (A Hurd – EG&G Structural Kinematics, USA) REF 0064
The fatigue life effect of small cycles within a random load history (W Kerr – Leyland DAF) REF 0065
Basic fatigue life estimation: Improved time history simulation techniques with results (P Vere – Instron) REF 0066

 ”Practical NVH Solutions to Real Problems“, Peugeot Talbot Social Centre, Ryton, Coventry, 6 October 1993
A new measurement method for separating airborne and structure borne sound from an I.C. engine’s valve (D Anderton & J H Zheng – ISVR, University of Southampton) REF 0208
Why test when you can model? (A Bennetts – LMS UK) REF 0209
Instrumentation recording channels with improved accuracy (R Bond – Racal Recorders) REF 0210
Sound source localisation based on objective multichannel vibration analysis in combination with binaural subjective evaluation (K Genuit – HEAD Acoustics GmbH & E David – HEAD Consult GmbH) REF 0211
Test methods for the prediction of the transmissibility of vehicle seats (N J Mansfield & M J Griffin – ISVR, University of Southampton) REF 0212
Predictive acoustics (or, What computer models can do – and will do) (C McCulloch – Dynamic Engineering) REF 0213
Tackling multiple path noise problems (S Roberts & C Anderson – MIRA) REF 0214
New developments in vehicle pass-by noise measurement and diagnosis techniques (P J G van der Linden, D Otte & P Van de Ponseele – LMS International) REF 0215

 ”The Laboratory Simulation and Test Group Fourth Annual Conference – Progress in Computer Modelling and Laboratory Testing“, Windmill Park Hotel, Stratford upon Avon, 25-26 October 1993.
Component impact testing (M Bastable – Ford Motor Co) REF 0067
Accelerated fatigue testing by signal filtering (E R Cawte – nCode International) REF 0068
Iterative transfer function compensation using a time-domain and a frequency-domain approach (J Craig – Carl Schenck AG) REF 0069
Accelerated Testing (J Draper – John Draper & Associates) REF 0070
Laboratory simulation testing for automotive components (R A Gregory – Instron & K White – Ford Motor Co) REF 0071
Laboratory simulation of the Formula one race track (P Hodgman – McLaren International) REF 0072
Digital transducer instrumentation (D Joyce – HBM UK) REF 0073
The Mercedes-Benz Roadway simulation strategy (H Kötzle, W Weiblen – Mercedes-Benz AG & G Jacoby – Carl Schenck AG) REF 0074

 ”Surfaces and Fatigue” Workshop, Peugeot Talbot Social Club, Coventry, 3 November 1993
Current approaches to incorporating surface effects (Dr F Sherratt – University of Warwick) REF 0147

 ”Durability of Structural Light Alloys“, Railway Engineering School, Derby, 15 September 1994.
The significance of defects on the fatigue properties of a peened and anodised aluminium alloy (D H Allen – GEC Alsthom & K Winn – Napier Turbochargers) REF 0148
Thixoforming – A semi-solid forming process (Dr P R G Anderson – Lucas Advanced Engineering Centre) REF 0149
Forging and squeeze casting (J F Cleave – J F C Technology) REF 0150
Durability of structural light alloys. Joining – methods and pitfalls (M Gittos – TWI) REF 0151
Casting – Overview of difference processes and their advantages/disadvantages in respect of durability (K Selby – Castings Technology International) REF 0152

The Laboratory Simulation and Test Group Fifth Annual Conference –Integrated Testing and Design“, Windmill Park Hotel, Stratford upon Avon, 24-25 October 1994.
Product development opportunities presented by a global organisation (G Cornforth – Nissan European Technology Centre) REF 0075
Product development using generic data (I J Dodds & N C Hay – Napier University) REF 0076
The application of genetic algorithms to product validation (D G Edwards & N C Hay – Napier University) REF 0077
Weibull analysis of fatigue life data using suspended items (J H Goodwin – RDS Technical Centre) REF 0078
Testing of suspension components at an early development stage (H-P Loda – Porsche AG) REF 0079
An experimental and computer modelling study of the dynamic response of an agricultural vehicle to input from a terrain obstacle, and predicting the overturning slope (C P Martin & A G M Hunter – Scottish Centre of Agricultural Engineering) REF 0080
Data acquisition for automotive design (R H Moore – OPTIM Electronics Corporation, USA) REF 0081
Generic drive signals applied to CV joints (P Roberts – GKN Technology) REF 0082
Reliability, low cost and low time determination of vehicle suspension loads (A Rupp & V Grubisic – LBF Fraunhofer-Institut fur Betriebsfestigkeit, Germany) REF 0083
Elastomeric component durability evaluation (P Vere – Instron) REF 0085
An alternative method of transfer function correction (G Wardrop – Instron) REF 0086

 ”Failure Analysis Techniques“, Peugeot Talbot Social Centre, Ryton, Coventry, 24 January 1995
Life in the bus lane – or fatigue and the PSV (P A Blackmore – SoMat Systems UK) REF 0153
Validation through test (N J Hurd – GKN Technology) REF 0154
Sub-sea valve failure (T Nichols, RTD – Aberdeen) REF 0155
The structured approach to failure analysis (R A Smith – University of Sheffield) REF 0156

 ”Novel Transducers“, Park Hall Hotel, Wolverhampton, 1st March 1995
Linear position and velocity sensors (B Burditt – ASM UK) REF 0014
Transducers and data evaluation systems for dynamic vehicle testing (J Grist – Datron Messtechnik UK) REF 0015
Optical sensors – strain gauges and train gauges (R Rose – Lucas Control System Products) REF 0016
Inertial sensor technology (R Waller – Watson Industries) REF 0017

Shifting The Burden Of Responsibility: The Changing Role Of The Supplier“, Stratford Manor Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, 9-10th October 1995
Setting the Scene. Who is responsible? How much can OEM’s Delegate?
The benefits of standardisation to a company and its customers (L R Harris – GKN Technology) REF 0087
The legal situation: liability and related issues (W H Jones – Wragge & Co) REF 008
Practical Examples of Establishing a Test Specification
Tailoring tests to user requirements (T Dirlik – Dirlik Controls) REF 0089
Simulation testing of chassis mounted vehicle components (J Willn – MIRA & W Jones – Ford Motor Co) REF 0090
Selection of Drive Signals
Component test duration prediction and acceleration by fatigue analysis and fatigue editing (I Austen – nCode International & R Gregory – Instron Ltd) REF 0091
Development of systems and component testing for squeak and rattle evaluation (G Keegan – Ford Motor Co) REF 0092
The design of a component test for system and component suppliers (H G Naundorf, P F M Schneider & K-P Weibel – BMW AG) REF 0093
Advances in service load simulation testing (A D Raath – University of Pretoria & K Locking – Kelsey Instruments) REF 0094
An update on CARLOS (D Schutz & H Klatschke – LBF Darmstadt) REF 0095
Practical Aspects of Setting Up Supplier Test Systems
Digital electro-hydraulic controllers – a user’s viewpoint (J C Batte & P G Deacon – MIRA) REF 0096
Developing special purpose test systems (S Hedges & M Hambleton – RHS Harntec Ltd) REF 0097 

Sound Quality and Other NVH Tools“, Peugeot Talbot Social Centre, Ryton, Coventry, 26th October 1995
Subjective Noise
Practical applications of sound quality analysis techniques (R M S Maunder – Ricardo Consulting Engineers) REF 0216
Sound quality targets for passenger cars (M F Russell & R C Youri – ISVR – Southampton University) REF 0217
Subjective Noise Synthesis
Using sound quality at the concept design stage – a case history (R A Farnell – Perkins Technology) REF 0218
Synthesis – A practical means of controlling noise quality (T Saunders – Lotus Engineering) REF 0219
Predictive Tools
Finite element/boundary element methods for NVH (P Macey, PAFEC) REF 0220
Can we predict sound quality? (C McCulloch – Dynamic Structures and Systems) REF 0221
Practical Experiences
Bump noise – what do we hear? (A Middleton – Anthony Best Dynamics) REF 0222
Estimation of component noise from vehicle pass-by tests (E Wilkinson – Millbrook Proving Ground) REF 0223 

Multiaxial Fatigue Meeting“, University of Sheffield, Ranmoor House, Shore Lane, Sheffield, 15 November 1995
A new portable instrument for nondestructive residual stress measurement (D J Buttle, W Dalzell & C B Scruby – AEA Technology) REF 0157
Aspects of multiaxial fatigue crack propagation (M W Brown – University of Sheffield) REF 0158
Cyclic deformation and fracture in titanium alloys under tension-torsion loading (W J Evans & M R Bache – University of Wales, Swansea) REF 0159
Software implementation (P Heyes – nCode International) REF 0160
Multiaxial fatigue equipment for materials and structural testing (R Lohr – Instron) REF 0161
Multiaxial fatigue of welded joints (R Razmjoo, The Welding Institute) REF 0162
Interaction of mechanical loading with residual stresses (D J Smith – University of Bristol)  REF 0163

 ”Recent Developments in the Data Chain“, Park Hall Hotel, Wolverhampton, 28 February 1996
The development of a highly accurate steering characterisation transducer employing state of the art sensing techniques (S Gough – FGP Instrumentation) REF 0018
Recording of vehicle dynamics (G Thomin – Datron Technology) REF 0019
Future requirements for in-vehicle data loggers – a challenge to suppliers from Ford and Jaguar (P Walsh – Jaguar Cars) REF 0020

 ”Moving over to Composites“, De Montford Hotel, Kenilworth, 20 March 1996
Basic Design Strategies
Structural design strategy (R J Butler – Analysis & Design Consultants) REF 0164
Is Fatigue Important? (B Harris – University of Bath) REF 0165
Material and process selection (G D Sims – National Physical Laboratory) REF 0166
Manufacturing Techniques
Conventional open mould lay-up and recent advancements for large scale sections (A Dodkins – Vosper Thorneycroft (UK) REF 0167
The application of short fibre injection moulding to automotive engine systems and components manufacture (B Sharatt – Siemens Automotive Systems) REF 0168
Other Considerations
Interfacing composites with conventional materials (F Barnes – Devonport Management) REF 0169

 ”Accelerated Fatigue Testing & Drive Signals for Durability Testing“, Peugeot Talbot Social Club, Coventry, 2 May 1996
Component test duration prediction and acceleration by fatigue analysis and fatigue editing (I M Austen – nCode International & R Gregory – Instron) REF 0098
Service measurement and analysis techniques for correlation with customer usage (P A Blackmore – SoMat Systems (UK)) REF 0099
Fatigue test signals and cumulative damage (J Draper – John Draper & Associates) REF 0100
(Road) load data processing for more productive environmental simulation (C Liefooghe – LMS International) REF 0101
Techniques for generating drive signals (F Sherratt – Warwick University) REF 0102
Current applications of frequency domain fatigue life estimation (F Sherratt – Warwick University) REF 0103

Advances in Transducers – Acquisition and Analysis“, Stratford Manor Hotel, Stratford-Upon-Avon, 11-12 June 1996
Current and future trends in pass-by noise testing (M Armstrong – Bruel & Kjaer) REF 0021
An introduction to semiconductor strain gauge transducers (M A Baker – Maywood Instruments) REF 0022
On-board data capture (W E Davies – Tracer) REF 0023
Data logging systems, the EMC directive and the CE mark (P Dunkley – Grant Instruments) REF 0024
Resonant silicon pressure transducers (D Frost – Druck) REF 0025
Improving crash sensor testing but crashing fewer cars (J Goodfellow – Ling Dynamic Systems) REF 0026
Combining data acquisition with computer based real-time test solutions (D MacLennan – Gould Instrument Systems) REF 0027
Review of airbag system testing (N McGirr – Acra Control) REF 0028
Dynamic analysis in ‘real’ time (P Faulkner & A Owens – Strainstall Engineering Services) REF 0029
Portable data acquisition for mechanical and electro-mechanical test for design (R Rosenburg – Hewlett-Packard) REF 0030
Current issues in mobile data acquisition and analysis (J Shelton – Acsoft) REF 0031
Laser vibrometry – I didn’t know it was that easy! (R Traynor – Lambda Photometrics) REF 0032
Transducers and data analysis for motion measurements in inertial space (R Waller – Watson Industries) REF 0033 

Smarter Testing“, Stratford Manor Hotel, Stratford-Upon-Avon, 7-8 October 1996
Structures and Fatigue
Coated steels – The ultimate answer to vehicle corrosion protection (D C Challinor – British Steel Strip Products) REF 0104
Ultra light steel auto body (E F Walker & K Lowe – British Steel Strip Products) REF 0105
Component and System Integrity
The effect of the “EMC Directive” on the “Off Highway” industry (S Clayton – MIRA) REF 0106
Testing of trailer running gear. The development of an aluminium suspension structure (M Peaker – ROR Rockwell) REF 0107
The simultaneous procedure – a possibility to accelerate multiaxial fatigue tests (D Schütz & H Klätschke – LBF (Germany) K F Bräker & H Hummel – Adam Opel AG (Germany) REF 0108
Surviving humidity – A pragmatic approach (E Wier – Computing Devices) REF 0109
Service Data – Collection and Interpretation
Getting the data and preparing the signal (P Blackmore – SoMat Systems (UK)) REF 0110
The use of designed experiments to develop new products in a shorter product cycle (M Bastable – Ford Automotive Components Division) REF 0111
The effectiveness of correlation proving ground and public road wheel force data (J E Willn – MIRA) REF 0112
Measuring vehicle/wheel loadings (P Brindley – Ford Motor Co & H Arnold – IGEL Ingenieurgesellscaft fur Leichtbau mbH) REF 0113
Simulation Techniques – Users and Suppliers
Simulating the simulation test (I J Dodds – EG&G Structural Kinematics, USA & N C Hay – Napier University) REF 0114
Constraints for non-square simulation (A J Barber – MTS Systems Corporation) REF 0115
SMART controllers for simulation testing (M Nicolson – Instron) REF 0115A

 ”Advances in Sound Quality and Engineering Development Techniques“, Varity Perkins Ltd, Peterborough, 23 October 1996
Noise Quality
Never mind the level – listen to the quality (A J Bennetts & P Stringer – Index Data Systems REF 0224
New approaches to transferring the term “Sound Quality” into practice-related solutions (K Genuit & J Poggenburg – Head Acoustics GmbH) REF 0225
Vibration-Based Methods
An investigation into reciprocal methods of noise path analysis and its application on a high performance saloon car (P Hannan & S Walsh – Loughborough University) REF 0226
The application of statistical energy analysis to vehicle NVH problems (M G Smith – ISVR Consultancy Services) REF 0227
Testing Methods
The development and application of noise and vibration measurement and analysis systems to light commercial vehicles (R H Cornish, M Daniels & G A Atkinson – University of Central England) REF 0228
Optimisation in NVH (C McCulloch – LMS UK) REF 0229
Practical Development Tools and Experiences
Use of acoustic intensity techniques (G Balfour – Lucas Diesel Systems) REF 0230
Engine acoustic development techniques (M Trimm – Perkins Technology) REF 0231

 ”Data Measurement & Collection“, Park Hall Hotel, Wolverhampton, 26 February 1997
Measuring gear selection (G Rowlands – GKN Technology) REF 0034
Vibration measurement without aggravation – a non-contact alternative to “touchy-feely” methods (R Traynor – Lambda Photometrics) REF 0035
Route profile sensors (R Waller – Watson Industries) REF 0036

 ”Fatigue Caused by Vibration“, De Montford Hotel, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, 22 May 1997
Vibration fatigue analysis from FEA models (A Halfpenny – nCode International) REF 0116
Matching frequency content when regenerating from a rainflow count (N Hay – Napier University) REF 0117
A spectral damage equivalence model for developing specifications (B Mennes – LMS International) REF 0118
Techniques for generating drive signals for durability testing (F Sherratt – Warwick University) REF 0119 

Advances in Test Measurement & Analysis“, Stratford Manor Hotel, Nr. Stratford-upon-Avon, 9 June 1997
Look mum no hands. How to drive the instrumentation without crashing the car! (A Bennetts – Index Data Systems) REF 0037
Integrated test data management: The ASAM solution (K Butler – Rover Group) REF 0038
Measurement and storage of pressure data on a 1:25 scale train model moving at 200km/h (S Dalley – BR Research) REF 0039
The CAN bus for in-vehicle data acquisition (R Giblett – Strategic Test & Measurement Systems) REF 0040
Direct and indirect fatigue usage monitoring techniques for helicopters (P E Irving & R A Hudson – Cranfield University) REF 0041
A new approach to on-road data acquisition and analysis (C Mercer – Prosig Computer Consultants) REF 0042
Shake, rattle and roll – and the use of laser vibometry to fight them (R Traynor – Lambda Photometrics) REF 0043
Gyroscopes and their role in ride and handling sensors (R Waller – Watson Industries) REF 0044

 “Smarter Testing & Simulation“, Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire, 22 & 23 September 1997

System Integrity and Component Testing

Historical development of vehicles (F Boulton – GKN Technology) REF 0120
CARLOS PTM. A standardised torque-time-history for car power-trains with manual gears (Collective Authors – Germany, Sweden & UK) REF 0121
Drop clutch rig testing of heavy duty transmissons and axles (F Sweeney – Eaton – Truck Component Operations) REF 0122
Road loads for durability using wheel force transducers and component characterisation (R Pountney & J Dakin – Ford Motor Co) REF 0123
Road load data from the vehicle data bus (B Steeples – Ford Motor Co & R Ludes, AFT Atlas Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH) REF 0124
The mechanics of simulation systems for multi-axial vehicle loading (J Craig – Instron Schenck Testing Systems GmbH) REF 0125
Rail bogie fatigue testing (N Tompkins – ABB Daimler-Benz Transportation (Rolling Stock)) REF 0126

Materials, Structure and Fatigue

Uses of aluminium in automobiles (J Barlow – GKN Squeezeform) REF 0127
Lightweight steel body structure developments (K Lowe & C Lewis – British Steel Strip Products) REF 0128
Integrated load simulation testing for exhaust systems (H Kutka & H Schnattinger – Audi AG) REF 0129
Multiaxial fatigue – The application of spectral densities (N Hay – Napier University) REF 0130
Intelligent road simulation tools (A Humphrey – MTS Systems Corporation) REF 0131
Simulation of operating non-stationary processes from the fatigue point of view (M Bily & P Horansky – Slovak Academy of Sciences) REF 0132
Modern statistical ideas in fatigue testing (A N Cutler – Consultant) REF 0133

 

NVH Control – A Never Ending Task“, Varity Perkins Ltd, Peterborough, 19 November 1997

Angle domain editing, what it means and how it can work for you (A Bennetts – Index Data Systems) REF 0232
Determination of sound power from installed automotive components – is it possible? (R Chuter – Arvin Exhaust) REF 0233
High frequency modelling of a family car using the experimental statistical energy analysis method (L Hermans & M Iadevaia – LMS International) REF 0234
Application of modal modification prediction to automotive NVH (P S Holmes & P A Wilkinson – Leyland Technical Centre) REF 0235
REDO or what to do when virtual reality becomes reality (P Jackson & C Gilbert – Collins & Aikman) REF 0236
The extension of binaural technology for future needs in NVH control (J Poggenburg & K Genuit – Head Acoustics GmbH) REF 0237
The development of low noise engines for off-highway applications (M A Trimm, S J Marshall & R A Farnell – Perkins Technology) REF 0238
Is loudness a useful measurement? (R Tyler – CEL Instruments) REF 0239
Application of a modern measurement system in NVH sound quality design (U Widmann – Muller-BBM, B Gilbett – Strategic Test & Measurement Systems & J Hobelsberger – Muller-BBM VibroAkustik Systeme GmbH) REF 0240

 

Data Measurement and Collection“, Park Hall Hotel, Wolverhampton, 18 February 1998

Magnetoelastic torque sensing for industrial applications (D J Betts & R W Pearce – Lebow Products) REF 0045
Developments in the use of PC’s for information gathering particularly related to brake fluid safety (J Farrow – Liquid Levers & G Chambers – Lucas Aftermarket Operations) REF 0046
NVH and durability field testing: Roadrunner (D Heling – LMS Skalar GmbH) REF 0047
Paper thin tactile pressure measurement systems (M Hunston – Analogue & Digital Services) REF 0048
Non-invasive measurement of pressure in pressure vessels (T Phillips – Frazer-Nash Consultancy) REF 0049
A new method for accurate, fast and cost-efficient three dimensional digitization of structures (I Ramage & K Gatzwiller – Techni Measure/TMS) REF 0050
Sensor for powertrain control and diagnosis (R Stobart, J Townsend & D Wilson – Cambridge Consultants) REF 0051
Accelerometers used on Thrust SSC (S Whitaker – Endevco UK) REF 0052

 

Abstracts from “Durability Prize“, University of Warwick, Coventry, 13 May 1998

Comparison of creep-fatigue crack growth in a conventionally cast and directionally solidified nickel base superalloy (B Al-abed & G A Webster – Imperial College, London) REF 0170
Leak flow rates from cracks using computational fluid dynamics (N Bagshaw – University of Sheffield) REF 0171
Materials testing using soft impressors (R Daniel – University of Hull) REF 0172
Interaction of stress features in the aerospace industry (R Graham – British Aerospace Technological Research Centre, University of Hull) REF 0173
The deformation of diamond by softer sliders (P Greenwood – University of Hull) REF 0174
A probabilistic approach to fatigue crack growth rate description (C Harriss, University of Wales, Swansea) REF 0175
Contact fatigue endurance of cv joints (N J Hurd & J E Garnham – GKN Technology) REF 0176
Torsional fatigue performance of driveshafts for vehicle driveline applications (N J Hurd – GKN Technology) REF 0177
Development of a polycrystalline Ni base superalloy for gas turbine disc application (A J Manning – University of Cambridge & Rolls Royce) REF 0178
Creep-fatigue of turbine disc alloys (D Skelton – University of Cambridge & Rolls-Royce) REF 0179
Optimised creep design of high temperature components using finite element methods (R Taylor – nCode International) REF 0180
Dislocation modelling of stage I fatigue cracks (A J Wilkinson & S G Roberts – University of Oxford) REF 0181
Importance of crystallographic orientation on the fatigue crack propagation characteristics of a titanium alloy (R J Wilson – University College of Swansea) REF 0182

 

Embracing Test, Development & Analysis“, Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, 5 & 6 October 1998

Data Collection, Modelling and Simulation

The Jaguar XK8 independent front suspension: an integrated computer-aided engineering (I-CAE) case study (P A Blackmore – Jaguar Cars) REF 0134
Designing vibrating structures using finite element analysis (M Fletcher – Ling Dynamic Systems) REF 0135
Operating load measurements in automobile development – new measurements and applications (H G Holzheimer – BMW AG) REF 0136
Validation to railway industry association vibration and shock standards of new low weight locomotive battery box (P Moir – Cape Engineering) REF 0137
Minimal control synthesis for servo hydraulic systems (D Stoten – University of Bristol & C Johnson – Dartec) REF 0138

Product Test and Development, Case Studies and Facilities Used

Chassis and vehicle engineering – CAE dynamic analysis (M Burgess – Lotus) REF 0139
Welcome to multi-axis testing with the CUBE (J Davis – TEAM Corp. (USA)) REF 0140
Advances in ride comfort measurements (E Little – MTS Systems Corporation & K Lucas – Rover Group) REF 0141
Use of simultaneous multi-axis electro-dynamic vibration test systems (M Onoe – IMV Corporation) REF 0142
50 years of the XK engine (P Skilleter – Jaguar World Magazine) REF 0143

 

Vehicle Noise – the Environment and Legislation“, Perkins Technology, Peterborough, 29 October 1998

Tyre tread noise measured in the angle domain (N Crooks – Cooper Avon Tyres & A Bennetts – Index Data Systems) REF 0241
The influence of component design on engine noise (R A Farnell, M A Trimm & S J Marshall – Perkins Technology) REF 0242
Vehicle pass-by noise prediction: a Neural networks approach (J Fry, P Jennings – University of Warwick, N Taylor – Rover Group & P Jackson – Collins & Aikman) REF 0243
The development of the proposed EU/ECE tyre/road noise test (K Hardy – Dunlop Tyres) REF 0244
Proposed new EC directive on noise emission of equipment used outdoors (R Higginson – Higginson Acoustics) REF 0245
Transportation noise – the effect on the environment (T Marshall & C Gilbert – Acoustic Associates) REF 0246
Tyre/road noise (S Phillips – Transport Research Laboratory) REF 0247
Unusual measurement techniques – Troubleshooting with miniature instrumentation (J Rosinski & D A Hofmann – Design Unit, University of Newcastle upon Tyne) REF 0248
An alternative approach to remote order analysis of pass-by noise (A W Rumble – Anthony Best Dynamics) REF 0249
Exterior noise legislation – indoor vehicle development (N Taylor & R Bradley – Rover Group) REF 0250

 

Corrosion Fatigue – Characterisation and Life Prediction of Structural Materials under Corrosion Fatigue Environments“, Clyne Castle, University of Wales, Swansea, 12 November 1998

Engineering approaches to allow for the effect of corrosion fatigue behaviour in the electricity supply industry (J Atkinson – Sheffield Hallam University) REF 0183
Low frequency corrosion fatigue in super duplex stainless steels (D Baxter – Defence Evaluation and Research Agency) REF 0184
Finite element analysis of corroded steel EMUs (N Dinmore – W S Atkins Rail) REF 0185
LaserSM Peening – Tomorrow’s surface engineering
(1) Controlling stress for benefit – Shot peening theory, applications and control REF 0186A
(2) Controlled surface engineering (G Hammersley – Metal Improvement Co) REF 0186B
The effects of environment and loading waveform on the fatigue crack growth behaviour of Inconel 718 (M C Hardy – DERA, M R Bache & W J Evans – University of Wales, Swansea) REF 0187
The initiation and growth of short cracks from notches in a high-strength steel (AISI 4145 MOD), in air and in aqueous saline (P Heyes – MSX International) REF 0188
Environmentally assisted small fatigue crack growth in 7017 aluminium alloy (Z-J Lu – Rover Group & W J Evans – University of Wales, Swansea) REF 0189
Titanium offshore – The challenge of fatigue life prediction (D K Peacock – TIMET) REF 0190

 

Case Studies in Fatigue Life Prediction“, University of Warwick, 29 April 1999

A methodology for optimising axle inspection intervals (J A Benyon – AEA Technology Rail) REF 0191
Statistical fatigue analysis of a ‘banjo’ throttle feed pipe (P A Blackmore – Jaguar Cars) REF 0192
FEM based durability analysis of the knuckle of the 5 series BMW (M Brune & B Fiedler – BMW AG & V B Koettgen & M Reissel – LMS Durability Technologies GmbH) REF 0193
Using FE results for fatigue analysis with BS7608 (E R Cawte – nCode International) REF 0194
The development of a robust crack growth model for rotorcraft metallic structures (R Cook – DERA, P C Wood, S Jenkins, D Matthew – GKN-WHL, P Irving – Cranfield University, I Austen – nCode International & R Buller – GKN-WDS) REF 0195
Aluminium tanks for storage of pressurised natural gas in road vehicles (M Ogle – TWI & G McCrickered – Alcan Speciality Extrusions) REF 0196
Fatigue assessment of welds on piping on Jo-Bell switches (M Rudas – Computational Mechanics BEASY, R Rudas – Computational Mechanics Australasia Pty & R Adey – Computational Mechanics BEASY) REF 0197
Fatigue limit prediction of components: some methods suitable for FEA (D Taylor – Trinity College, Dublin) REF 0198

 

Advances in Computer Modelling Techniques and Laboratory Testing“, Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire, 4 & 5 October 1999

Electronic Prototyping

The use of finite element simulation to aid the deployment of new sheet materials and manufacturing technologies (J Aitchison & J Anstice – British Steel) REF 0269
Camshaft timing belt reliability modelling (I F Campean & A Day – University of Bradford) REF 0270
Computer aided simulation testing (N C Hay – Napier University) REF 0271
The virtual proving ground technology (G Morgan – RDS ETA) REF 0272
Virtual and physical testing for durability (P Vere – Instron Schenck Testing & C Liefooghe & V B Koettgen – LMS International) REF 0273

Advances in Simulation

Race track simulation with aerodynamic loading – the “7 poster rig” (F Blows – Servotest) REF 0274
Suspension simulation and testing (I Cranwell – Ford Motor Company) REF 0275
Effective road profile control – simulation technology update (D Fricke – MTS Systems Corporation) REF 0276
Virtual testing: Interaction with a composites model over the Internet (N J McCormick – National Physical Laboratory) REF 0277

Powertrains

Dynamic simulation of the new 280T dumper truck (R Ciszak – Euclid Hitachi, E Pittius – Siemens & J Rosinski – Design Unit) REF 0278
An alternative driveline package (A Green – GKN Technology) REF 0279
The GKN composite disc joint (A Pollard – GKN Technology) REF 0280

Data Collection

Living with doubt and uncertainty – statistics and engineering durability (P A Blackmore – Jaguar Cars) REF 0281
New approaches to rotational analysis (R Ludes – AFT Atlas Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH) REF 0282

Practical Testing

5-Axis testing of steering systems (A Wiertz – TRW Fahrwerksysteme) REF 0283

 

Modelling & Assessing NVH Quality“, Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, Coventry, 4 November 1999

Source decomposition for vehicle sound simulation (M Allman-Ward – BMW Group & R Williams – MSX International) REF 0251
Order accuracy and tacho jitter (A Bennetts – Index Data Systems) REF 0251A
Optimisation of diesel combustion noise during transient vehicle operation (D Evans – Ford Motor Co) REF 0252
Problem solving using signal processing tools – Steering pumps & sound quality (C Mercer – Prosig & R O’Sullivan – Visteon GmbH) REF 0253
Factors influencing the impression of a ‘sporty’ exhaust sound (S Naylor & R Willats, Arvin Exhaust) REF 0254
New tyre/road noise measurement methods (S Phillips – Transport Research Laboratory & A Middleton – Anthony Best Dynamics) REF 0255
Sound quality measurement methods (M Russell – Lucas Diesel Systems) REF 0256
Development of parameters describing NVH quality (R Sottek & K Genuit – HEAD Acoustics GmbH) REF 0257
Measurement quality over quantity (N Taylor & M Allman-Ward –BMW Group) REF 0258

 

Corrosion Fatigue II“, B.A.W.A., Filton, 27 June 2000

Influence of the environment on the fatigue limit of engineering materials (R Akid – Sheffield Hallam University) REF 0199
Recent advances in understanding corrosion fatigue crack propogation in low alloy steels exposed to high temperature water (J D Atkinson, M R Corrigan & M Loo-Morrey – Sheffield Hallam University) REF 0200
The influence of aqueous salt environment on the fatigue response of SiCp reinforced aluminium alloys (M R Bache – University of Wales, Swansea) REF 0201
Corrosion and variable amplitude corrosion fatigue performance of a high strength jackup steel (L S Etube, P Myers, F P Brennan & W D Dover – University College, London) REF 0202
High temperature fatigue assessment of IN718 fracture critical components (M Henderson – DERA, Farnborough) REF 0203
Integrity management of plant subject to environmentally assisted cracking (J R Lilley – AEA Technology) REF 0204
Pitting corrosion and its inhibition (N McMurray & S O’Driscoll – University of Wales, Swansea & P Morgan – Bae Systems Filton) REF 0205
The effects of corrosion on structural integrity of commercial aircraft structure (M Worsfold – Bae Airbus) REF 0206
Related paper not presented:
Crack microstructure and sources of acoustic emission in metals (L Rogers – Lloyd’s Register of Shipping) REF 0207

 

Optimising Materials, Technology and Equipment to Benefit the Product and the Customer“, Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire, 2 and 3 October 2000

Aspects of resting electrically assisted steering (C Berg – TRW Lucas Varity Electric Steering) REF 0284
Durability considerations for light weight vehicles (P A Blackmore – Jaguar Cars) REF 0285
Evaluation of crash prediction sensors (L Blanchard – Transport Research Laboratory) REF 0286
Overview of durability issues for composites (G Eckold – AEA Technology) REF 0287
The myth of accuracy (D Harty – Prodrive) REF 0288
Design, use and benefits of lightweight 6-component wheel force transducers (M Herrmann, W Aicher – IgeL, M Müller – University of Stuttgart) REF 0289
Exhaust test system (M Kenley – Instron Schenck Testing Systems) REF 0290
“Messhaus” technologies for system evaluation – status and outlook (R Ludes – AFT Atlas Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH) REF 0291
Cost effective testing for durability assessment of adhesively bonded joints and composites for use in lightweight vehicles (R Martin & J Harris – Materials Engineering Research Laboratory) REF 0292
Flat belt technology in a wind tunnel for Formula 1 motor car testing (D Meier – MTS Corporation, USA) REF 0293
Off-highway dump truck drive cycle comparisons utilising EASY5 simulation (W Turner – Ricardo MTC) REF 0294
Materials selection criteria for rail vehicle body shell construction (C Watson & F Schmid – University of Sheffield) REF 0295

 

Noise and Vibration Identification and Treatment“, Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, Coventry, 2 November 2000

Sources

Engine noise source identification (J Dixon – ISVR, University of Southampton) REF 0259
Road noise identification and target cascading via experimental transfer path analysis (P S Holmes – Jaguar Cars) REF 0260
Sound from vibration and vibration from sound (N Taylor, M Dale, D Marshall & C Edwards – Land Rover) REF 0261

Treatment

The distributed mode loudspeaker (DML), theory and practise (G Bank – New Transducers) REF 0262
The development of a sound treatment system for a tyre dynamometer (C Merritt – Cooper-Avon Tyres & A Bennetts – nCode International) REF 0263
Basic acoustic properties of airborne noise treatments (A Robinson – Salex Acoustic Materials) REF 0264

Understanding and Design

Integration of NVH into the design process of actuation cable (C Bréheret – Dura Automotive & R Cornish – University of Central England) REF 0265
The Leyland T-type diesel engine – its unique noise signature (R Perry – Engineer) REF 0266

Techniques

Laser vibrometry for product development, trouble-shooting and on-line testing (R Traynor – Lambda Photometrics) REF 0267
Effect of durability simulation test on squeak and rattle behaviour of automotive system modules (E Wilkinson – Millbrook Proving Ground) REF 0268