Aerospace and Transportation Materials and Manufacturing (ATMM) Pillar


The Aerospace and Transportation Materials and Manufacturing (ATMM) pillar primarily conducts research in the following areas: additive manufacturing, automation and control for automotive applications, defect characterization of engineering materials via 3D X-ray imaging, multi-phase flow: applications and fundamentals, material joining/welding techniques, mathematical modelling (FEA/CFD) of manufacturing processes, multi-scale modelling of structure-processing-properties relationships, structural health monitoring of processes and structures, thermo-chemo-mechanical characterization of lightweight alloys and composite materials, and thermal management and cooling technologies for power electronics.

Combined bi-axial and shear testing of a woven composite (courtesy of Dr. Ababs Milani).

Creep-induced void nucleation in a ceramic composite (courtesy of Dr. Lukas Bichler).

Three-point bending testing of a sandwich beam (courtesy of Dr. Jasmin Jelovica).


Research Highlights

Birds such as bar-tailed godwits fly nonstop from Alaska to Australia while utilizing only a small amount of energy and navigating by unknown means. An aerial swarm of bats and birds maintains their trajectories and coordination with complex physical interaction. Flying bats can catch their prey in the dark with high precision. Within the theme of “breaking barriers of the impossible,” we present some research highlights of our in-house framework towards the development of futuristic bio-inspired intelligent and green flying vehicles. The framework emulates the natural flyers in the spirit of model, sense, learn and control by integrating various aspects of computational multiphysics with biology and artificial intelligence. The key component of the framework is to leverage high-fidelity physics-based modelling together with deep-learning-based reduced-order models. Finally, we provide some research directions towards the development of a physics-based digital twin of small-size flying vehicles.

Learn more about this research project Here.


Leads


Dr. Rajeev Jaiman
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Vancouver Campus
rjaiman@mech.ubc.ca
Webpage


Dr. Mohammad Arjmand
Assistant Professor
School of Engineering
Okanagan Campus
mohammad.arjmand@ubc.ca
Webpage


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