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The Centre of Excellence for Integrated Aerospace Technologies (CEIAT) was established in 2003 under the leadership of Professor Srinivasan Raghunathan with funding from InvestNI and Bombardier Aerospace. The centre represents a strong collaboration between industry and research.  CEIAT has grown and will continue to grow producing leading edge high quality industrially relevant reserach.  CEIAT represents a stategic partnership between the RAE 5* rated Queen's University Belfast School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in association with Bombardier Aerospace, the Northern Ireland Aerospace Consortium, and the Queen's University Virtual Engineering Centre.  As implied by the title, a major focus of the centre is on the integration of engineering disiplines into an overall systems framework. More

Director: Prof. Mark Price

Secretary: Ms. Marie Maguire

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News

Congratulations to Claudia Mullan who won the best student paper at the Air Transportation and Operations Symposium (ATOS) held in Delft in March 2011. She won it for her excellent paper “A Study of Aircraft Sub-system Impacts within a Value driven Design Framework”.

ceiat publications

Journal Publications

  1. Non-Prismatic Sub-Stiffening for Stiffened Panel Plates — Stability Behaviour and Performance Gains, Thin-Walled Structures Vol 48 (401-413), 2010.
  2. Use of Digital Manufacturing to Improve Management Learning in Aerospace Assembly, Journal of Aircraft Vol 47(1), 2010.
  3.  The role of process parameters in determining wall thickness distribution in plug-assisted thermoforming, Polymer Engineering and Science Vol 50 (1923-1934), 2010.
  4. Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis in Aircraft Operating Cost in Structural Design Optimization, R. Curran, S. Castagne, A. Rothwell, M. Price, A. Murphy, S. Raghunathan, Journal of Aircraft Vol 46 (2145-2155), 2009.
  5. Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis in Aircraft Operating Costs in Structural Design Optimization, Journal of Aircraft Vol 46 (2145-2155), 2009.
  6. Intelligent Assembly Time Analysis Using a Digital Knowledge-Based Approach, Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication Vol 6 (506-522), 2009.
  7. Linking Adjoint Sensitivity Maps with CAD Parameters, Evolutionary and Deterministic Methods for Design, Optimization and Control. Applications to Industrial and Societal Problems, 2008.
  8. A Generic Tool for Cost Estimating in Aircraft Design, Research in Engineering Design Vol 18 (4) (149-162), 2008.
  9.  Aircraft Cost Modelling using the Genetic Causal Technique within a Systems Engineering Approach, The Aeronautical Journal Vol 111 (409-420), 2007.

Conference Contributions

  1. Prediction of Structural Composite Part Shapes in Support of Manufacturing Simulation, 10th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, 2010, Han P (external); Butterfield J.M.; McCool R.; Murphy A.; Price M.A.A
  2. Virtual Test System Integrating Materials and Manufacturing to Aid Design Choices, 10th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, 2010, Price M.A.; Gonzalez-Murillo C.; Butterfield J.M.; Murphy A.; McCool R.
  3. Integrating Digital Manufacturing, Processing, and Design of Composite Structures, 10th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, 2010, Price M.A.; Murphy A.; Butterfield J.M.; McCool R.; Fleck R.

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