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Title: Spencer Institute of Theoretical and Computational Mechanics


1
Spencer Institute of Theoretical and
Computational Mechanics
  • Introduction and Welcome Event
  • Dr Hitendra Hirani
  • BDE for the Spencer Institute

2
Aims of Today
  • To increase awareness of the Spencer Institute
    and the services available
  • To increase awareness of the funding
    opportunities for collaborative projects
  • To increase interdisciplinary dialogue

3
Introduction
  • Integration of Research in
  • Mechanics of Solids
  • Mechanics of Fluids
  • Mechanics of Multiphase Media
  • Schools Involved
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing
    Engineering
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Chemical, Environmental and Mining Engineering
  • Now included as official institute of the
    University (Category 2B)

4
Key Activities
  • Development of cross-school joint research (e.g.
    proposals, workshops, seminars)
  • Development of cross-school MSc courses (e.g. MSc
    in Scientific Computation)
  • Sharing of Knowledge in
  • Finite element methods
  • Boundary element methods
  • Finite difference methods
  • Discrete element methods
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Finite volume methods
  • Meshfree Methods

5
Support Available
  • Pulling together multi-disciplinary proposals
  • Arranging meetings
  • Help with some of the initial writing
  • Contacting and bringing in external partners
  • Specific and focussed intelligence on forthcoming
    Calls
  • Focussed seminars around topics
  • Contact
  • Email Hitendra.hirani_at_nottingham.ac.uk
  • Tel (0115 95) 13988

6
Mindmap
Solids
Fluids
Carol Eastwick
Carlo Sansour
Stephen Hibberd
Tom Hyde
Fluid Mechanics in Aeroengines
Modelling of manufacturing processes welding,
inertia friction welding, casting and
superplastic forming.
Developing computational tools
Flow around cables
Adib Becker
Flow over structures
Structural integrity of aeroengine transmission
systems
Structural integrity of high temperature welded
components in electrical power generation plant
and aeroengines.
Paul Houston
Herve Morven
Flow in membranes such as sailing yachts
Flow in Pipes and channels
Paul Langston
Flow of fluids through fibre beds
Sean Leen
Nick Warrior
CFD
Andrew Cliffe
Andrew Long
FEM
Structural Analysis and damage accumulation
Mechanics of coated textiles
DEM
Modelling neutron transfer in a reactor
Modelling of plasticity composite materials
Treatment and modelling of uncertainty
Kostas Soldatos
Henry Power
Glenn McDowell
Mechanics of consolidating beds of fibres
Behaviour of railway ballast
granular material flow
Chris Rudd
Aggregates and soil behaviour
Nick Miles
Andy Collop
Modelling of asphalt and road structures
Hai-Sui Yu
Materials and composites in bone replacement and
fracture
Multiphase flow
Helen Byrne
Theoretical and computational geomechanics
Finite Element Modelling of Disc and Surgical
Devices
Modelling of tumour growth and therapies
Donal McNally
Dry cleaning of coal
Multiphase flow and nutritional transport
Ian Lowndes
Fine particle processing
Multiphase
7
Planned Activities
8
Website
  • Aim
  • To showcase research expertise and potential to
    both internal and external collaborators
  • To form the hub for Spencer Institute activities
  • Current Status
  • Webspace Reserved and IS will implement and
    maintain through University Content Management
    System
  • Collecting information from various sources
  • Summary of Research Expertise
  • Case Studies and Summaries of Current Research
    Projects
  • Information Needed
  • Case Studies
  • Current Project Portfolio
  • Pictures and Diagrams

9
Seminars and Events
  • Official Launch Event September 2007
  • CFD Forum?
  • DEM Forum?
  • FEM Forum?
  • Seminars for Postgrads and Postdocs?
  • Software Training
  • Ideas Factory
  • EPSRC Summer School in Mechanics
  • EPSRC Summer School in CFD
  • Courses for Industry
  • Host software training workshops

10
Some Things to Think About
  • Which topics can I collaborate on?
  • Which events am I interested in?
  • What can the Spencer Institute do for me?
  • Suggest a postdoc/PhD Student who could benefit
    from the institute or participate in activities
    on your behalf.
  • Are there any case studies I can provide to make
    other people more aware of what I can offer?
  • Are there any calls from the following that
    interest me?

11
Bridging the Gaps Maths Engineering ICT
  • Aims of the Bridging the Gaps Project
  • Encourage and facilitate new and existing
    interdisciplinary research collaborations across
    the traditional boundaries
  • Generate staff mobility across the interfaces,
    breaking down geographical and discipline-specific
    knowledge barriers
  • Develop new spin-out companies and intellectual
    property reflecting areas of interdisciplinary
    expertise
  • Develop novel mechanisms for promoting
    interdisciplinary research

12
Bridging the Gaps Maths Engineering ICT
  • Mechanisms for Promoting Interdisciplinary
    Research (2007-2010)
  • Speed-networking events
  • Make-fests - hands-on software workshops
  • EPSRC-style sandpits - 30k pump-priming grants
  • Business plan competition - 30k cash prize
  • Bridging the Gap awards - 1000 per month
  • Visiting scholar programme funding available
  • Interdisciplinary seminar programme
  • Please contact Dr. Sophie Dale for further
    details
  • Email sophie.dale_at_nottingham.ac.uk
  • Tel 0115 84 68923

13
Current Calls for Funding
14
EPSRC
  • Mathematics for industry and business
  • Encourage high quality research in mathematics,
    statistics or mathematical foundations of
    operational research in collaboration with
    industry, business or other non-academic users of
    research. The aim of the call is twofold
  • to generate innovative research in the
    mathematical sciences
  • to utilise this research to give industry and
    business a competitive edge by developing dynamic
    collaborations outside the academic community.
  • Novel approaches to academic/industry research
    collaboration in the mathematical sciences are
    encouraged. Proposals for this call might
    include, but are not restricted to, collaborative
    research projects, networks or study groups.

15
EPSRC (Mathematics Programme)
  • Science and innovation awards
  • Large, long-term grants supporting staff in a
    research group, with commitment from the host
    institutions to continue support after the end of
    the grant.
  • The research areas to be addressed in this call
    are analytical science energy operational
    research structural ceramics tribology.
  • Demonstrate that they have a supportive research
    environment in which the new research activity
    will be nurtured and helped to contribute fully
    to raising the international standing of UK
    research.
  • A typical award would fund
  • three lecturer posts for five years each,
  • three postdoctoral research assistants supported
    for three years each
  • three project studentships supported for three to
    four years,
  • support funds for travel and subsistence,
    equipment and other costs.
  • Deadline 4pm, 10 April 2007

16
EPSRC (Engineering Programme)
  • Industry fellowship scheme
  • Jointly funded by Royal Society, EPSRC, BBSRC,
    NERC, Rolls-Royce plc and Astra Zeneca.
  • To enhance knowledge transfer in science and
    technology between those in industry and those in
    academia. It provides opportunities for an
    academic scientist to work on a collaborative
    project with industry, or someone employed in
    industry to work on a collaborative project with
    a university department or not-for-profit
    research organisation.
  • Research may be in any discipline within the
    natural sciences, including agriculture,
    mathematics, biotechnology, environmental
    research, medical and engineering sciences.
    Projects at any stage from fundamental science to
    industrial innovation will be supported.
  • Applicants may be of any nationality. They should
    hold a PhD or be of equivalent standing in their
    profession and hold a permanent academic post in
    either a UK university, a UK not-for-profit
    research organisation or in UK industry.
  • Fellowships last for up to two years and provide
    a salary, as well as research expenses of up to
    1,500 per annum.

17
Royal Society, UK
  • Postdoctoral fellowships to the UK from China
  • To foster academic links between the UK and
    China, enabling outstanding postdoctoral
    scientists to conduct cutting-edge research with
    their UK counterparts.
  • Research must be on a subject within the natural
    sciences, including physics, chemistry,
    mathematics, engineering science, agricultural
    and medical research, the scientific aspects of
    archaeology, geography, experimental psychology
    and the history of science.
  • The society does not cover social sciences or
    clinical medical research. Applications must be
    submitted by the UK host scientist on behalf of
    an overseas candidate.
  • Applicants and their overseas candidates must be
    of postdoctoral or equivalent status at the time
    the award is taken up.
  • Fellowships last between 6 to 12 months and
    consist of an annual award of 18,200 payable
    quarterly in arrears to the host institution.

18
Royal Society, UK
  • Postdoctoral fellowships to the UK from India
  • To foster academic links between the UK and
    India, enabling outstanding postdoctoral
    scientists to conduct cutting-edge research with
    their UK counterparts.
  • Research must be on a subject within the natural
    sciences, including physics, chemistry,
    mathematics, engineering science, agricultural
    and medical research, the scientific aspects of
    archaeology, geography, experimental psychology
    and the history of science.
  • The society does not cover social sciences or
    clinical medical research. Applications must be
    submitted by the UK host scientist on behalf of
    an overseas candidate.
  • Applicants and their overseas candidates must be
    of postdoctoral or equivalent status at the time
    the award is taken up.
  • Fellowships last between 6 to 12 months and
    consist of an annual award of 18,200 payable
    quarterly in arrears to the host institution.

19
EU FP7 Overview (Source http//cordis.europa.eu/
fp7/organisations_en.html)
  • The biggest in budgetary terms, with 32.4
    billion, called Cooperation, has the ambition to
    help Europe gain leadership in key areas of
    science and technology by having our best brains
    from across Europe working together.
  • The second programme is called Ideas, with a
    budget of 7.5 billion to foster competition and
    excellence in frontier or fundamental research.
  • The third programme, People with 4.7 billion
    will enable tens of thousands of researchers to
    benefit from fellowships for research training.
  • The fourth programme is Capacities, with a budget
    of 4.2 billion to ensure scientific and
    technological capacity-building, for example in
    the area of infrastructures or in helping
    European regions to gear up their scientific
    potential.

20
EU FP7 (COOPERATION)
21
What Will be Funded?
  • Aeronautics and air transport
  • reduction of emissions, work on engines and
    alternative fuels,
  • air traffic management, safety aspects of air
    transport,
  • environmentally efficient aviation
  • Sustainable surface transport - rail, road and
    waterborne
  • development of clean and efficient engines and
    power trains,
  • reducing the impact of transport on climate
    change,
  • inter-modal regional and national transport,
  • clean and safe vehicles,
  • infrastructure construction and maintenance,
    integrative architectures
  • Support to the European global satellite
    navigation system
  • Galileo and EGNOS
  • navigation and timing services,
  • efficient use of satellite navigation

22
EU FP7 (AERONAUTICS AND AIR TRANSPORT)
23
RESEARCH THEMES IN AERONAUTICS AND AIR TRANSPORT
  • The Greening of Air Transport
  • Increasing Time Efficiency
  • Ensuring Customer Satisfaction and Safety
  • Improving Cost Efficiency
  • Protection of Aircraft and passengers
  • Pioneering the Air Transport of the Future

24
AAT.2007.1.1.2. Aerostructures (Greening)
  • Research Topics
  • Advanced concepts and technologies for increased
    and optimised use of light-weight metallic,
    composite materials and metal laminates in
    primary structures
  • Advanced concepts and techniques for application
    of smart materials, multi-functional materials,
    micro and nano-technologies
  • Aeroelasticity, smart structures and morphing
    airframes.
  • Funding scheme Collaborative Projects small or
    medium-scale focused research, Coordination and
    Support Actions aiming at coordinating research
    activities
  • Open in call FP7-AERONAUTICS and AIR TRANSPORT
    (AAT) 2007-RTD-1

25
AAT.2007.1.1.3. Propulsion (Greening)
  • Research Activity
  • Advanced concepts and technologies for improving
    engine thermal efficiency and reducing secondary
    air losses
  • Advanced concepts and technologies for improving
    engine propulsive efficiency
  • Design tools and techniques for increased
    application of advanced light-weight
    high-temperature materials
  • Advanced light-weight engine architectures and
    components
  • Technologies for optimal use of intelligent and
    fully digital engine control systems design
    tools and techniques for modelling and control of
    the aerothermodynamics of combustion
  • Technologies for advanced combustor and injector
    systems
  • Tools and techniques for modelling and measuring
    engine exhaust gaseous emissions
  • Investigation of the potential opportunities and
    obstacles and of the required technologies for
    greater utilisation of alternative fuels (e.g.
    liquid hydrogen, second generation bio-fuels and
    other "green" synthetic fuels)
  • Concepts and technologies to reduce power-plant
    (turbofan, propeller, propfan, rotorcraft rotor)
    noise by active and/or passive methods.
  • Funding scheme Collaborative Projects small or
    medium-scale focused research, Coordination and
    Support Actions aiming at coordinating research
    activities
  • Open in call FP7-AERONAUTICS and AIR TRANSPORT
    (AAT) 2007-RTD-1

26
AAT.2007.2.1.1. Systems and Equipment (Time
Efficiency)
  • Research Topics
  • Advanced technologies for improved modelling,
    prediction and detection of wake vortex and wind
    shear
  • Advanced technologies to enable full automatic
    approach and landing in all weather taking into
    account concepts developed in SESAR
  • Advanced cockpit display technologies for
    all-weather, 24-hour (day/night) operation
  • Advanced concepts for fault tolerant systems,
    including auto reconfiguration capabilities
    advanced concepts for multi-access cabin
    architectures
  • Advanced concepts and technologies for increased
    independence of the aircraft from the
    infrastructure at apron area.
  • Funding scheme Collaborative Projects small or
    medium-scale focused research, Coordination and
    Support Actions aiming at coordinating research
    activities
  • Open in call FP7-AERONAUTICS and AIR TRANSPORT
    (AAT) 2007-RTD-1

27
AAT.2007.3.1.2. Noise and Vibration (Safety)
  • Research Topics
  • Advanced modelling tools, concepts and
    technologies (active and passive) to reduce
    overall cabin noise as well as noise at passenger
    level
  • Advanced techniques to reduce vibration and
    other unwanted dynamics effects of flight (ride
    comfort).
  • Funding scheme Collaborative Projects small or
    medium-scale focused research, Coordination and
    Support Actions aiming at coordinating research
    activities
  • Open in call FP7-AERONAUTICS and AIR TRANSPORT
    (AAT) 2007-RTD-1

28
AAT.2007.4.2.2. Aerostructures (Cost Efficiency)
  • Research Topics
  • Advanced concepts and technologies for increased
    and optimised use of light-weight metallic,
    composite materials and metal laminates in
    primary structures
  • Advanced concepts for increased integration of
    additional functions (sensing, actuating,
    electromagnetic, electrical conductivity, etc.)
    in structural components for wider applications
    at low cost and weight.
  • Funding scheme Collaborative Projects small or
    medium-scale focused research, Coordination and
    Support Actions aiming at coordinating research
    activities
  • Open in call FP7-AERONAUTICS and AIR TRANSPORT
    (AAT) 2007-RTD-1

29
AAT.2007.4.2.3. Propulsion (Cost Efficiency)
  • Research Topics
  • Advanced concepts and technologies for improving
    engine thermal efficiency and reducing secondary
    air losses
  • Advanced concepts and technologies for improving
    engine propulsive efficiency
  • Design tools and techniques for increased
    application of advanced light-weight
    high-temperature materials
  • Advanced light-weight engine architectures and
    components.
  • Funding scheme Collaborative Projects small or
    medium-scale focused research, Coordination and
    Support Actions aiming at coordinating research
    activities
  • Open in call FP7-AERONAUTICS and AIR TRANSPORT
    (AAT) 2007-RTD-1

30
AAT.2007.6.1.1. Lift (Future)
  • Research Topics
  • Investigation of new approaches to produce or to
    control the forces that govern flight, in
    particular those that lift the vehicle. It could
    consider topics such as other principles of
    physics as alternative to conventional fluid
    dynamics, computer controlled aircraft morphing
    into different aerodynamic forms for different
    flight phases, thrust vectoring to provide lift
    and control.
  • Funding scheme Collaborative Projects small or
    medium-scale focused research, Coordination and
    Support Actions aiming at coordinating research
    activities
  • Open in call FP7-AERONAUTICS and AIR TRANSPORT
    (AAT) 2007-RTD-1

31
EU FP7 (IDEAS)
  • Call Title Call for proposals for ERC Starting
    Independent Researcher Grant
  • Call identifier ERC-2007-StG
  • Date of publication 22 December 2006
  • Date from which proposals are receivable 1 April
    2007
  • Call deadline 25 April 2007 at 17.00 (Brussels
    local time)
  • Indicative budget 289.5M from 2007 budget
  • Activity European Research Council Starting
    Grants
  • Minimum number of participants At least 1
    independent legal entity established in a Member
    State (MS) or in an Associate Country (AC).
  • Topics Applications may be made in any field of
    research, other than those specifically excluded
    from the 7th framework programme

32
EU FP7 PEOPLE
33
Activity 1 Initial Training of Researchers
  • 1.1 Marie Curie Action " Initial Training
    Networks " (ITN)

34
Activity 2 "Life-long Training and Career
Development"
  • 2.1. Marie Curie Action "Intra-European
    Fellowships for Career Development" (IEF)
  • 2.2 Marie Curie Action "European Reintegration
    Grants" (ERG)
  • 2.3 Marie Curie Action "Co-funding of Regional,
    National and International Programmes"(COFUND)

35
Activity 3 "Industry-Academia partnerships and
pathways
  • 3.1 Marie Curie Action "Industry-Academia
    Partnerships and Pathways" (IAPP)

36
Activity 4 "International Dimension"
  • 4.1 Marie Curie Action "International Outgoing
    Fellowships for Career Development (IOF)
  • 4.2 Marie Curie Action "International Incoming
    Fellowships" (IIF)
  • 4.3 Marie Curie Action "International
    Reintegration Grants" (IRG)
  • 4.4 International activities not implemented
    through calls for proposals

37
Activity 5 "Specific Actions
  • 5.1 Marie Curie Action "Researchers' Night"
    (NIGHT)
  • 5.2 Marie Curie Action "Marie Curie Awards 2007"
    (AWARDS)
  • 5.3 Trans-national collaboration among ERA-MORE
    members (ERA-MORE)
  • 5.4 Trans-national co-operation among NCPs (NCP)
  • 5.5 Specific actions not implemented through
    calls for proposals

38
EU FP7 Capacities
39
Capacities Infrastructure
  • research infrastructures refers to facilities,
    resources and related services that are used by
    the scientific community to conduct top-level
    research in their respective fields.
  • This definition covers
  • major scientific equipment or set of instruments
  • knowledge based-resources such as collections,
    archives or structured scientific information
  • enabling ICT-based infrastructures such as Grid,
    computing, software and communications
  • any other entity of a unique nature essential to
    achieve excellence in research.
  • Such research infrastructures may be
    single-sited or distributed
  • 164,4 M

40
Integrating Activities
  • INFRA-2008-1.1.1 Bottom-up approach
  • Integrating Activities in all scientific and
    technological fields. Open to all fields of
    science and technology without any preference for
    one field over another. The specific topics
    defined under the targeted approach below are
    excluded from this topic.
  • INFRA-2008-1.1.2.x Targeted approach
  • Integrated Activities to support the specific
    needs of thematic priority areas. Integrating
    Activities to be considered under this topic
    should correspond to strategic research needs of
    the thematic priority areas.

41
e-Infrastructures
  • INFRA-2007-1.2.1 Scientific Digital
    Repositories.
  • This topic fosters a coordinated approach to the
    deployment of digital repositories for the
    scientific communities by pooling existing
    resources at European level and supporting data
    storage, archiving, access, interpretation,
    interoperability, management and curation
    activities.
  • INFRA-2007-1.2.2 Deployment of e-Infrastructures
    for scientific communities.
  • This topic aims at reinforcing the impact,
    adoption and global relevance of the
    e-Infrastructure across various areas of science
    and engineering. It supports its continuous
    consolidation and expansion by addressing the
    specific needs of new scientific communities
    within a coherent pan-European model, regardless
    of the location of their research facilities.

42
e-Infrastructures
  • INFRA-2007-1.2.3 e-Science Grid infrastructures.
  • This topic supports the further deployment,
    extension in time and evolution of core European
    grid-empowered e- Infrastructures, exploiting the
    sharing of more computing resources (including
    distributed supercomputing), scientific
    instrumentation and data facilities across
    multiple scientific disciplines.
  • INFRA-2008-1.2.5 Scientific Data Infrastructure.
  • This activity supports the deployment of a broad
    European multidisciplinary scientific data
    infrastructure able to be easily federated with
    other knowledge infrastructures in other parts of
    the world, building upon the achievements of
    network and grid infrastructures and opening its
    benefits to other potential research areas such
    as e-health, e-learning and others.

43
Design Studies
  • The aim is to support conceptual design studies
    for new research infrastructures, which are of a
    clear European dimension and interest. Such
    studies should address all key questions which
    will help to assess the scientific and technical
    and financial feasibility of the proposed new
    facility.
  • INFRA-2007-2.1.1 Design studies for research
    infrastructures in all ST fields.
  • INFRA-2007-2.1.2 Design studies for
    e-Infrastructures.

44
Support for policy development and programme
implementation, including support to emerging
needs
  • INFRA-2008-3.2 Studies, conferences and
    coordination actions supporting policy
    development, including international cooperation,
    in all ST fields.
  • The monitoring and further development of a
    European policy for research infrastructures,
    including international cooperation, needs the
    development of specific actions, such as impact
    studies, surveys, development of a catalogue of
    research services or conferences. This helps to
    take stock of the advancement of knowledge in the
    various areas covered, as well as of the
    development of access and IPR policies for
    pan-European research infrastructures.
  • INFRA-2007-3.3 Studies, conferences and
    coordination actions supporting policy
    development, including international cooperation,
    for e-Infrastructures.
  • Measures will aim at encouraging the coordination
    between National and pan-European e-
    Infrastructure initiatives, namely through the
    support of policy oriented groups such as the
    e-IRG. Support would also be given to specific
    studies and conferences on e-Infrastructure
    related topics, complementing and paving the way
    to improved multidisciplinary ICT based
    infrastructures.
  • INFRA-2008-3.4 Coordination actions to support
    emerging needs.
  • Coordination actions covering networking
    activities are provided for research
    infrastructures in areas where strategic needs
    are emerging and for which a culture of
    cooperation is less developed

45
Other European
  • Human Frontier Science Program
  • Young investigator grants
  • Novel collaborations that bring biologists
    together with scientists from other scientific
    disciplines to focus on problems at the frontiers
    of the life sciences
  • European Research Consortium for Informatics and
    Mathematics
  • Cor Baayen award
  • the most promising researcher in computer science
    and applied mathematics.
  • open to any young researcher having completed
    their PhD thesis in one of the ERCIM countries
  • 5,000 euros. Nominees must have been awarded
    their PhD or equivalent not more than two years
    prior to the date of nomination.

46
Other European
  • European Doctoral College
  • For students primarily from European countries
    who are interested in preparing a PhD in two
    different institutions one in Strasbourg and the
    other in another European country of the
    students choice.
  • Applicants must have been accepted for doctoral
    studies at one of these universities by 15
    October, must be under 32 years old, and must
    have European or associated states citizenship.
  • The EDC offers help with accommodation, travel
    expenses and a limited number of grants to work
    in conjunction with the applicant's other source
    or sources of funding.
  • The European Doctoral College accepts students in
    all subjects.
  • Deadline 15 May and 15 September 2007

47
Reminder
  • Which topics can I collaborate on?
  • Which events am I interested in?
  • What can the Spencer Institute do for me?
  • Suggest a postdoc/PhD Student who could benefit
    from the institute or participate in activities
    on your behalf.
  • Are there any case studies I can provide to make
    other people more aware of what I can offer?
  • Are there any calls from the following that
    interest me?

48
Thank you for your attention
  • The Spencer Institute Benefits from a
  • Full-Time Business Development Executive
  • Dr. Hitendra Hirani
  • Hitendra.hirani_at_nottingham.ac.uk
  • 0115 951 3988
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