Brunel University London Contact Details

Brunel University London
Kingston Lane
Uxbridge
Middlesex UB8 3PH
Tel: +44 1223 899 000

bic@brunel.ac.uk
www.brunel.ac.uk/bic

 

Brunel University - BIC

Brunel University London
Brunel Innovation Centre (BIC)

BIC

  • Established 2009 after TWI-Brunel long term collaboration aspirations.
  • Fully operational 2011-
  • 100% of projects since start with industry.
  • Collaborative mechanism is there to facilitate across the UK & EC platforms.
  • Significant industrial involvement.
  • Complemented with academic rigour.
  • 8 PhD studies; all industrial since 2011-
  • Industrial recognition
  • ~30 projects from across UK and EC
  • £10M-£15M (≥£12M) R&D grant to date.
  • Now~40 staff; Four themes established.
  • ~60 industrial placements to date.
  • Now looking into Horizon 2020.

 

Smart Non-Destructive testing (Smart-NDT)

  • Inspection
  • Automation
    • Position System (Mems / Nems; future)
    • Optical / Laser
    • Digital / Augmented reality
    • Inference engines / Training
  • Main sectors: Aerospace, High value manufacturing (Additive, 3D)
  • Example projects:
    • EC: Icarus, Comphealth, SafeWire
    • UK: AutoDisc, AssureNet

Structural and Condition Monitoring (SCM)

  • Acoustic emission (AE), Ultrasonics (guided waves)
    • On line and Automated
    • Wireless
    • System Integration (hardware / software)
    • Process monitor / control
  • Main sector: Renewables- Wind, Wave & Tidal, Transport
  • Example projects:
    • EC: MonitoRail, Coreto, CMSWind, Remo
  • Horizon 2020: TidalHealth, LeakFree, ShiphullSHM, SafeAst

High Temperature Transduction (HiT)

  • Materials Selection and Characterisation
  • Sensors Design and Development
  • Assembly
    • Implementation
    • Sensors Characterisation
  • Main sectors: Power, Petrochemical
  • Example projects :
    • EC: HotScan & Hotphased Array
    • UK: UltraSteamLine, Union, HitClean

Power Ultrasonics (PUT)

  • Fouling and icing detection (e.g. Long range)
  • Fouling and icing removal (e.g. High power UT and shaker)
  • Fouling and icing prevention (e.g. Low power UT and shaker)
  • Technique development
  • Prototype (e.g. UCP then CleanShip)
  • Main sectors: Food, Marine, Petrochemical, Aerospace and Wind Turbine
  • Example projects:
    • EC: ICEPS-ORP (CleanSky) & De-ICE-UT
    • UK: CleanMine, UltraCleanGen & HitClean

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