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Professor Carol Featherston BEng, DPhil, CEng, FIMechE, FRAeS

Professor Carol Featherston

BEng, DPhil, CEng, FIMechE, FRAeS

Professor

School of Engineering

Email:
featherstonca@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5328
Location:
S1.05

Industrial experience includes work in the Aeronautical, Process Plant Maintenance and Pressure Vessel Design Engineering industries.

Professional memberships

  • Invited Seminar: Tsinghua, China (2009).
  • Invited Seminar: MSU, USA (2007).
  • Editorial Board: STRAIN, Journal of BSSM.
  • Session organiser and Chair: 13th ICEM, Greece (2007); 7th WCCM USA (2006).
  • Scientific Boards: 13th ICEM, Greece (2007); BSSM International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics, UK (2006).

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Research interests include buckling, postbuckling and instability (using experimental, FEA , and theoretical analysis techniques) and multi-level optimisation.

Research theme: Mechanics, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing

Contracts

TitlePeopleSponsorValueDuration
Optimisation of recycled plastic palletDr CA Featherston, Dr SL EvansThe Pishiobury Trust 5339304/01/2001 - 04/07/2001
Design, manufacture and impact testing of advanced composite materials CARHAY2011Evans S, Featherston CA, Holford KM, Pullin REuropean Commission (FP7)3242401/01/2012 - 30/09/2013
Methodology Platform for Prediction of Damage Events for Self-Sensing Aerospace Panels subjected to Real Load ConditionsDr Carol Featherston, Dr Luiz Kawashita, Dr Rhys Pullin, Dr Alistair ClarkeAirbus UK2000001/07/2013 - 30/06/2016
Structural Health monitoring and Future Life Prediction in Fibre Metal LaminatesFeatherston CAIRBUS11379701/11/2011 - 30/09/2012
Bridging the gapsFeatherston C, Hicks Y, Davies C, Preece A, Patrick J, Elias S, Found PEPSRC4715201/04/2012 - 31/03/2013
Development of power management and storage and efficient detection and wireless transmission for SHM systemsFeatherston C, Lees J, Pullin READS1998001/10/2011 - 30/09/2014
SENsors to Inform and Enable wireless NeTworksFeatherston C, Pullin R, Lees J, Holford KTSB via HW Communications14396301/01/2014 - 31/12/2016
MontaguFeatherston C, Pullin R, Lees J, Holford KTSB - Innovate UK11437801/05/2015 - 31/10/2017
Self-powered autonomous device for wireless structural health monitoring (SANDWICH)Featherston C, Pullin R, Lees J, Holford, KTSB3981601/05/2013 - 31/10/2016
Travel grantFeatherston CARoyal Academy of Engineering70005/04/2009 - 19/04/2009
Imperfection sensitivity in plates. An assessment using DICFeatherston CARoyal Academy of Engineering80001/06/2008 - 01/07/2008
13th International conference on experimental mechanicsFeatherston CARoyal Society111022/07/2007 - 29/07/2007
Travel grantFeatherston CARoyal Academy of Engineering 80001/10/2002 - 01/01/2003
25th Congress of International council of the aeronautical sciencesFeatherston CARoyal Society 92003/09/2006 - 08/09/2006
Computational mechanics researchFeatherston CARoyal Academy of Engineering 80015/07/2006 - 15/08/2006
Multi-level optimisation of aerospace and lightweightstructuresFeatherston CARoyal Society 101601/08/2002 - 31/12/2002
Measurement of displacement of composite panels due to lighteningFeatherston CA, Evans SL, Pullin R, Holford KMEADS UK LTD1420001/10/2009 - 25/12/2009
ARROW - Aerospace Research Organisation WalesFeatherston CA, Holford KMNational Assembly for Wales (HEFCW)1866201/06/2009 - 28/02/2010
Power harvesting for aircraft structural health monitoring systemsFeatherston CA, Pullin R, Holford KMAirbus40517.501/01/2010 - 31/12/2012
ACTIPPTSENS: Active Pressure, Position and Temperature Sensors for Turboshaft EnginesJi C, Featherston CAEuropean Commission4900301/04/2010 - 30/09/2011
ACTIPPTSENS - Active pressure, position, and temperature sensors for turboshaft enginesJi C, Featherston CACommission of European Communities4900301/04/2010 - 30/09/2011
Centre of Excellence for research in energy waste and environmentProf N Syred, Dr AJ Griffiths, Mr MP Alanou, Dr C Bates, Dr PJ Bowen, Dr JA Brandon, Dr HP Evans, Dr CA Featherston, Dr KM Holford, Prof FD Pooley, Dr DM O'Doherty, Dr T O’Doherty, Prof RW Snidle, Prof J Watton, Dr KP Williams, Dr Y XueWelsh Development Agency 30000001/05/2001 - 30/04/2004
Protection of Structures from Lightning Strikes (PROTEST)Haddad A, Featherston C, Eaton M, Prokopovich PTSB - InnovateUK49942003/03/2014 - 02/03/2017
To develop autonomous load cells through the development of power management electronics, wireless communication and energy harvesting technologies for a wide range of monitoring applicationsLees J, Pullin R, Featherston C, Eaton MKTP and Flintec12257001/10/2013 - 30/09/2015
Structural performance laboratoriesHolford KM, Evans SL, Featherston CA, Lark RJNational Assembly for Wales (HEFCW) 162800001/04/2006 - 01/04/2008
A lightweight structural health monitoring systemHolford KM, Featherston CA, Pullin R, Evans SLTechnology Strategy Board (TSB)15115401/07/2009 - 30/06/2012

Supervised Students

TitleStudentStatusDegree
ANALYSIS OF FATIGUE DAMAGE IN ALUMINIUM/GFRP HYBRID COMPOSITESAL AZZAWI AhmadCurrentPhD
Ultrasonic Lamb Wave Energy Transmission System for Aircraft Structyral Health Monitoring ApplicationsKURAL AleksanderGraduatePhD
Crack Detection In Frames Using Natural Frequency DegradationsLABIB Amr Osama MostafaThesis SubmittedPhD
Modelling of damage in composite stiffened panelsSULIMAN Basem SaoudCurrentPhD
Improved Exact Strip Postbuckling Analysis Of Anisotropic Plate With Combined Load And Edge Cases.CHE BinGraduatePhD
Postbuckling analysis of stiffened panels.ZHANG ChiCurrentPhD
Development of an efficient energy storage and power management for autonomous aircraft structural health monitoring systemTHANGARAJ KarthikThesis SubmittedPhD
Buckling Behaviour of Delaminated Composite Plates Using Exact Stiffness AnalysisDAMGHANI MahdiGraduatePhD
Multilevel Optimisation of Aerospace and Lightweight StructuresFISCHER MarcGraduatePhD
Acoustic Emission (AE) Monitoring of Buckling and Failure in Carbon Fibre Composite StructuresEATON Mark JonathanGraduatePhD
Lightweight Structural Health Monitoring System For Areospace ApplicationsPEARSON MatthewGraduatePhD
POSTBUCKLING ANALYSIS OF COMPOSITE STIFFENED PANELS LOADED IN COMPRESSION AND SHEAR. SPECIALISATION - CIVIL/STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING.AL SAYMAREE Muthana Shaker MahdiCurrentPhD
METHODOLOGY PLATFORM FOR PREDICTION OF DAMAGE EVENTS FOR SELF-SENSING AEROSPACE PANELS SUBJECTED TO REAL LOAD CONDITIONS.MARKS Ryan AndrewCurrentPhD
Resolution of Closely Coupled Dynamic Interaction in Hydro-Electric Pump-TurbinesROBERTS SamanthaGraduatePhD
Multilevel Optimisation of Aerospace and Lightweight Structures Incorporating Postbuckling EffectsQU ShuangGraduatePhD
Sensors to Inform & Enable Wireless NetworksGRIGG StephenCurrentPhD
DEVELOPMENT OF ADVANCED NUMERICAL MODELS FOR THE SIMULATION OF ULTRASONIC WAVE PROPAGATION IN LAMINATED COMPOSITESLIANG WeihuaCurrentPhD
Multi-storey frames with rigid joint damage detection method based on the second order difference of influence linesLIU XiaoyangCurrentPhD
THE APPLICATION OF VICONOPT SOFTWARE FOR DAMAGE IDENTIFICATION IN PLATE STRUCTURE OF BRIDGE DECK SLAB.LUO YulinCurrentPhD