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First NSIRC research call, a grand success!

First NSIRC research call, a grand success!

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Leading Universities awarded Lloyd’s Register Foundation Sponsorship to conduct research at NSIRC

Following the launch of its first open research call in November 2015, NSIRC has awarded Lloyd’s Register Foundation sponsorship to 12 research topics addressing key structural integrity challenges. 

A total of 48 research proposal were received from 20 universities around the world in response to NSIRC’s first open call for research proposals. Each proposal was peer reviewed and prioritised for excellence and impact by experts in the field. The top 12 research proposals were selected for scholarships.

The 12 winning proposals were submitted by nine universities, from three different countries. The selected research topics will contribute to enhancing the structural integrity and systems performance of property at sea, on land and in the air, helping make the world a safer place. 

The list of successful research proposals are:.

Brunel University London Robustness of steel-framed offshore structures against fire and blast
Technical University of Denmark Enhancement of RBI for structural integrity management
University of Bristol Structural integrity assessment for wire  and arc additive manufacturing
University of Leicester A mechanistic approach to predicting the realistic long-term corrosion performance of coatings
University of Aberdeen Multiscale experimental and computational techniques for optimising selective laser melting additive manufacturing process parameters
University of Southampton Structural longevity for advanced marine vehicles in extreme environments
Coventry University Critical defect size in additive manufactured metallic components – development of structural integrity assessment methods through novel experimentation and computer modelling
Coventry University Non-destructive evaluation of stress and heterogeneity using acoustic methods
Coventry University Development of enhanced structural integrity assessment methods applied to additive manufacturing for the rectification and repair of metallic components using power beam and gas-shielded deposition techniques
University of Leicester Development of self-healing coating systems for mitigating corrosion of offshore wind turbines.
University of Strathclyde Vibration-based structural health monitoring through self-diagnosing structural components made of nano-enriched composites
National University of Singapore An enhanced failure assessment protocol based on accurate defect detection and sizing

Table 1: Research topics and associated university

The research is expected to commence in autumn 2016.

Congratulations to all the successful applicants!