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Professor Mike Blundell


02476 888924
cex403@coventry.ac.uk

Professor of Vehicle Dynamics and Impact
Associate Dean (Enterprise)

Mechanical & Automotive Engineering
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTING
Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry
CV1 5FB
Building: Engineering and Computing Building
Room: EC4-11
Main Duties: Head of Vehicle Dynamics and Safety Applied Research Group

Biography:

I am currently the Associate Dean Enterprise within the Faculty of Engineering and Computing and I am also an Professor of Vehicle Dynamics and Impact and the Head of the Vehicle Dynamics and Safety Research Group. Prior to joining the University in 1991 I worked as a naval architect for the ship and submarine design department of the Ministry of Defence and as a stress engineer for Boeing (Europe).

My research experience encompasses computer simulation, multi-body systems analysis, finite element analysis, vehicle dynamics, crash, safety, impact, tyre modelling, pedestrian impact. Major projects have included an EPSRC/Airbus project on aircraft tyre modelling, a European 6th Framework project considering occupant safety in Helicopter crashes, the Low Carbon Vehicle Technology Project and European funded work modelling the protection of civil infrastructures from terrorist attacks.

I am a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE), a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and I am a Member of the Engineering Professors Council.

Mission Statement:

Vehicle Dynamics and Safety are core areas in automotive design and development with significant crossover into other areas such as air transport. My vision in this area is to focus on the use of computer simulation models in predictive engineering and the need to build virtual prototypes that are optimal in confirming function and performance before confirmation with physical prototypes and expensive test programmes such as those required for crash legislation. The simulation methodology in my work focuses on the use of two recognised disciplines, multi-body dynamics and finite element analysis and projects span a number of transport based applications.

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Qualifications

  • Ph.D., The Influence of Suspension and Tyre Modelling on Vehicle Handling Simulation, Coventry University
  • M.Sc., Naval Architecture, University College London
  • B.Sc (Hons), Civil Engineering, Plymouth Polytechnic

Research Interests

  • Tyre Modelling and Behaviour
  • Helicopter Crash Simulation
  • Vehicle Handling and Braking Computer Simulation
  • Pedestrian Impact Protection
  • Vehicle Crash Analysis
  • Low Carbon Vehicle Engineering

Selected Outputs

  • Guo, H., Bastien, C., Blundell, M., and Wood, G. (2013) 'Development of a detailed aircraft tyre finite element model for safety assessment'. Materials and Design 53 (in press), 902-909. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2013.05.046
  • Wood, G., Blundell, M., and Sharma, S. (2012) 'A Low Parameter Tyre Model for Aircraft Ground Dynamic Simulation'. Materials and Design 35, 820-832. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2011.03.041
  • Vadalamudi, S., Blundell, M., and Zhang, Y. (2011) 'A multi-body systems approach to simulate helicopter occupant protection systems'. International Journal of Crashworthiness 16 (2), 207-218. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13588265.2011.554203
  • Ramamurthy P., Blundell, M., Bastien C., and Zhang, Y. (2011) 'Computer Simulation of Real-World Vehicle-Pedestrian Impacts'. International Journal of Crashworthiness 16 (4), 351-363. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13588265.2011.586608
  • Blundell, M.V., and Harty, D. (2006) 'Intermediate tyre model for vehicle handling simulation'. IMechE. Proceedings: Part K: Journal of Multi-body Dynamics 221 (K1), 41-62. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/14644193JMBD51
  • Blundell, M.V., and Harty, D. (2004) The Multibody Systems Approach to Vehicle Dynamics. Oxford: Elsevier Science
  • Blundell, M.V. (2000) 'The modelling and simulation of vehicle handling Part 3: tyre modelling'. IMechE. Proceedings: Part K: Journal of Multi-body Dynamics 214, 1-32. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/1464419001544115
  • Blundell, M.V. (2000) 'The modelling and simulation of vehicle handling part 4: handling simulation'. IMechE. Proceedings: Part K: Journal of Multi-body Dynamics 214, 71-94. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/1464419001544250
  • Blundell, M.V. (1999) 'The modelling and simulation of vehicle handling Part 2: vehicle modelling'. IMechE. Proceedings: Part K: Journal of Multi-body Dynamics 213, 119-133. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/1464419991544108
  • Blundell, M.V. (1999) 'The modelling and simulation of vehicle handling Part 1: analysis methods'. IMechE. Proceedings: Part K: Journal of Multi-body Dynamics 213, 103-118. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/1464419991544090

Selected Funding

  • Foresight Vehicle, ZEFREDO, £35,000
  • Aircraft Tyre Modelling, EPSRC/Airbus, £67,000
  • Niche Vehicle Programme, AWM, £210,000
  • Helisafe TA, EU FP7, £300,000
  • Modelling Infrastructure Protection from Materials to Devices (MIPMaDe), EU JLS, £110,000
  • Low Carbon Vehicle Technology Project, EDRF/AWM, £1,900,000
  • Towards Affordable, Closed-Loop Recyclable Future Low Carbon Vehicle Structures (TARF-LCV), EPSRC, £426,000

Selected Professional Activities

  • External examiner (PhDs)
  • Journal Reviewer
  • Grant Reviewer
  • Journal Guest Editing
  • EPSRC Grant Reviewer
  • TSB Project Reviewer
  • EU Project Reviewer

Professor Mike Blundell

02476 888924
Professor of Vehicle Dynamics and ImpactAssociate Dean (Enterprise)
Mechanical & Automotive Engineering
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTING
Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry
CV1 5FB
Building: Engineering and Computing Building
Room: EC4-11
Main Duties: Head of Vehicle Dynamics and Safety Applied Research Group

Biography:

I am currently the Associate Dean Enterprise within the Faculty of Engineering and Computing and I am also an Professor of Vehicle Dynamics and Impact and the Head of the Vehicle Dynamics and Safety Research Group. Prior to joining the University in 1991 I worked as a naval architect for the ship and submarine design department of the Ministry of Defence and as a stress engineer for Boeing (Europe).

My research experience encompasses computer simulation, multi-body systems analysis, finite element analysis, vehicle dynamics, crash, safety, impact, tyre modelling, pedestrian impact. Major projects have included an EPSRC/Airbus project on aircraft tyre modelling, a European 6th Framework project considering occupant safety in Helicopter crashes, the Low Carbon Vehicle Technology Project and European funded work modelling the protection of civil infrastructures from terrorist attacks.

I am a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE), a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and I am a Member of the Engineering Professors Council.

Mission Statement:

Vehicle Dynamics and Safety are core areas in automotive design and development with significant crossover into other areas such as air transport. My vision in this area is to focus on the use of computer simulation models in predictive engineering and the need to build virtual prototypes that are optimal in confirming function and performance before confirmation with physical prototypes and expensive test programmes such as those required for crash legislation. The simulation methodology in my work focuses on the use of two recognised disciplines, multi-body dynamics and finite element analysis and projects span a number of transport based applications.

View Mike's expert directory profile.


Qualifications

  • Ph.D., The Influence of Suspension and Tyre Modelling on Vehicle Handling Simulation, Coventry University
  • M.Sc., Naval Architecture, University College London
  • B.Sc (Hons), Civil Engineering, Plymouth Polytechnic

Research Interests

  • Tyre Modelling and Behaviour
  • Helicopter Crash Simulation
  • Vehicle Handling and Braking Computer Simulation
  • Pedestrian Impact Protection
  • Vehicle Crash Analysis
  • Low Carbon Vehicle Engineering

Selected Outputs

  • Guo, H., Bastien, C., Blundell, M., and Wood, G. (2013) 'Development of a detailed aircraft tyre finite element model for safety assessment'. Materials and Design 53 (in press), 902-909. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2013.05.046
  • Wood, G., Blundell, M., and Sharma, S. (2012) 'A Low Parameter Tyre Model for Aircraft Ground Dynamic Simulation'. Materials and Design 35, 820-832. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2011.03.041
  • Vadalamudi, S., Blundell, M., and Zhang, Y. (2011) 'A multi-body systems approach to simulate helicopter occupant protection systems'. International Journal of Crashworthiness 16 (2), 207-218. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13588265.2011.554203
  • Ramamurthy P., Blundell, M., Bastien C., and Zhang, Y. (2011) 'Computer Simulation of Real-World Vehicle-Pedestrian Impacts'. International Journal of Crashworthiness 16 (4), 351-363. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13588265.2011.586608
  • Blundell, M.V., and Harty, D. (2006) 'Intermediate tyre model for vehicle handling simulation'. IMechE. Proceedings: Part K: Journal of Multi-body Dynamics 221 (K1), 41-62. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/14644193JMBD51
  • Blundell, M.V., and Harty, D. (2004) The Multibody Systems Approach to Vehicle Dynamics. Oxford: Elsevier Science
  • Blundell, M.V. (2000) 'The modelling and simulation of vehicle handling Part 3: tyre modelling'. IMechE. Proceedings: Part K: Journal of Multi-body Dynamics 214, 1-32. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/1464419001544115
  • Blundell, M.V. (2000) 'The modelling and simulation of vehicle handling part 4: handling simulation'. IMechE. Proceedings: Part K: Journal of Multi-body Dynamics 214, 71-94. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/1464419001544250
  • Blundell, M.V. (1999) 'The modelling and simulation of vehicle handling Part 2: vehicle modelling'. IMechE. Proceedings: Part K: Journal of Multi-body Dynamics 213, 119-133. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/1464419991544108
  • Blundell, M.V. (1999) 'The modelling and simulation of vehicle handling Part 1: analysis methods'. IMechE. Proceedings: Part K: Journal of Multi-body Dynamics 213, 103-118. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/1464419991544090

Selected Funding

  • Foresight Vehicle, ZEFREDO, £35,000
  • Aircraft Tyre Modelling, EPSRC/Airbus, £67,000
  • Niche Vehicle Programme, AWM, £210,000
  • Helisafe TA, EU FP7, £300,000
  • Modelling Infrastructure Protection from Materials to Devices (MIPMaDe), EU JLS, £110,000
  • Low Carbon Vehicle Technology Project, EDRF/AWM, £1,900,000
  • Towards Affordable, Closed-Loop Recyclable Future Low Carbon Vehicle Structures (TARF-LCV), EPSRC, £426,000

Selected Professional Activities

  • External examiner (PhDs)
  • Journal Reviewer
  • Grant Reviewer
  • Journal Guest Editing
  • EPSRC Grant Reviewer
  • TSB Project Reviewer
  • EU Project Reviewer