Main research projects

Research funding of more than £1M have been secured from external bodies including the EPSRC, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Leverhulme Trust, The Royal Society, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the UK Nuclear EngD Centre, Rolls-Royce, EDF Energy and Siemens.

Novel Direct Methods on the High Temperature Creep Fatigue Assessment

International collaborative project funded by both the Royal Society and National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2015-2017, with Tsinghua University.

Modelling the Fatigue and Creep of Metal Matrix Composite

Royal Academy of Engineering / Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship, 2014-2015, (Dr Haofeng Chen, PI)

Development of the Linear Matching Method and associated interface to Abaqus in modelling creep to meet the needs of the R5 high temperature assessment procedure

EPSRC Nuclear EngD Award with EDF Energy, 2013-2017 (Dr Haofeng Chen (PI), Mr Graeme Jackson)

Crack Growth Modelling from Stress Concentrations under Thermo-Mechanical Loading Conditions

EPSRC Nuclear EngD Project with Siemens, 2012-2016 (Dr Haofeng Chen (PI), Mr Ross Beesley)

EPSRC Research Grant (EP/G038880/1), 2009-2012 (£319,312) (Dr Haofeng Chen (PI), Dr Tianbai Li, Mr Weihang Chen and Dr Yevgen Gorash)

Ratchet analysis of 3D structures under generalised thermo-mechanical loading

EPSRC EngD Award with Rolls-Royce, 2010-2014 (Dr Haofeng Chen (PI), Mr Michael Lytwyn)

Advanced lower and upper bound shakedown analysis method to enhance the R5 high temperature assessment procedure

EPSRC EngD Award with British Energy, 2009-2013 (Dr Haofeng Chen (PI), Mr James Ure)

New design methods for fatigue-creep & plastic collapse

EPSRC Research Grant (GR/N09923/01), 2000-2002

Information technology in life assessment and structural design

EPSRC Research Grant (GR/M54810/01), 1999-2003

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