POSTPONED: Research The Research - Coventry University

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07 April 2020 18:30 - 21:00
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Each presentation will last about 15 mins with 10 mins for Q&A session. The following research will be presented on the day.

  1. Vertical axis wind turbine.. a fresh approach in power Generation - Dr. Rashi Ali (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Environment & Computing at Coventry University) . The Talk will describe torque optimisation wind turbine employing Active Pitch Control (APC) for renewable energy generation  The system monitors in real time wind speed and direction to automatically adjust the blades angle to produce optimum lift and drag, in a multi bladed carousel.The optimum lift and drag greatly increase efficiency and load factor with the proposed size of the turbine to maintain a competitive 50Kw power output. The result of this is a huge cost saving through materials, manufacturing, installation, and transportation.  
  2. Assessment of Energy Efficiency and Productivity of Machining Processes - Dr. Lorena C Moreira (Assistant Professor in Advanced Manufacturing,  Institute For Future Transport and Cities at Coventry University). Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines are the base energy-consuming devices in manufacturing systems. At utmost concern, the energy efficiency of CNC machining processes is a challenging goal across the industry, government and academia. The research a) Assess the energy efficiency of specific milling operations to produce a multiple-features part, propose a feed rate optimization method for machining time reduction and quantify the impacts of CNC machine types on the total energy consumption and productivity.
  3. Microstructural considerations of enhanced tensile strength and mechanical constraint in a copper/stainless steel brazed joint - Yao Li (Doctoral Researcher in Material Sciences & Joining, Institute For Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering at Coventry University). Brazed joints generally have enhanced mechanical strength when compared to the bulk filler metal. This had always been attributed to the mechanical constraint of the base metal alone in literature. In this study, we present a different point of view that the enhanced mechanical strength is a concurrent consequence of the brazed joint microstructure and the mechanical constraint. The intrinsic joint strength was estimated based on the collected microstructural information, and the influence of mechanical constrain was evaluated via the Bridgman necking criteria. In addition, pile-ups of geometrically necessary dislocations at the base-filler metal interface were revealed by electron backscatter diffraction, providing an experimental evidence for strain inhomogeneity imposed by the mechanical constraint..


Pizza and refreshments will be provided, and attendees are reminded that events like this contribute to your Continuing Professional Development.

Refreshments and networking will begin at 6:30pm with first presentation starting at 7:00pm.

Come along to learn about the amazing and diverse research currently ongoing  ranging from renewable energy engineering, manufacturing, material sciences and artificial intelligence. 

Room Number: EC1-29

Note: There's no onsite parking. But there are several car parks within walking distance from the location. They are either free or £1 after 6pm. Marked on the map below.


Coventry University
Engineering & Computing Building
3 Gulson Road
United Kingdom

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