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Reference Number EP/S018034/1
Title Future Electrical Machines Manufacturing Hub
Status Started
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Industry) 25%;
NOT ENERGY RELATED 75%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 50%;
Applied Research and Development 50%;
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Computer Science and Informatics) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr G Jewell
No email address given
Electronic and Electrical Engineering
University of Sheffield
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 April 2019
End Date 31 March 2026
Duration 84 months
Total Grant Value £10,735,962
Industrial Sectors Aerospace; Defence and Marine; Electronics; Manufacturing; Retail
Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Programme Manufacturing : Manufacturing, NC : Infrastructure
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr G Jewell , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Sheffield (99.990%)
  Other Investigator Dr A S McDonald , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Professor BC Mecrow , Electrical, Electronic & Computer Eng, Newcastle University (0.001%)
Professor ZQ Zhu , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Sheffield (0.001%)
Dr J Wang , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Sheffield (0.001%)
Professor A Tiwari , School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University (0.001%)
Professor M Ward , Design Manufacture and Engineering Man, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Dr R C Purshouse , Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield (0.001%)
Mr B Morgan , Advanced Manufacturing Res Centre Boeing, University of Sheffield (0.001%)
Dr R Scott , Advanced Manufacturing Res Centre Boeing, University of Sheffield (0.001%)
Dr GJ Atkinson , Sch of Engineering, Newcastle University (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Höganäs AB, Sweden (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Physical Laboratory (NPL) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Airbus UK Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Romax Technology (0.000%)
Project Contact , Lanner Group Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Dyson Appliances Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Siemens plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult (0.000%)
Project Contact , GKN plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , UTC Aerospace Systems (0.000%)
Project Contact , Rolls-Royce PLC (0.000%)
Project Contact , Aerospace Technology Institute (0.000%)
Project Contact , McLaren Applied Technologies (0.000%)
Project Contact , Protean Electric Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , TRW Limited (0.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract We are witnessing huge global shifts towards cleaner growth and more resource efficient economies. The drive to lower carbon emissions is resulting in dramatic changes in how we travel and the ways we generate and use energy worldwide. Electrical machines are at the heart of the accelerating trends in the electrification of transport and the increased use of renewable energy such as offshore wind. To address the pressing drivers for clean growth and meet the increasing demands of new applications, new electrical machines with improved performance - higher power density, lower weight, improved reliability - are being designed by researchers and industry. However, there are significant manufacturing challenges to be overcome if UK industry is going to be able to manufacture these new machines with the appropriate cost, flexibility and quality.The Hub's vision is to put UK manufacturing at the forefront of the electrification revolution. The Hub will address key manufacturing challenges in the production of high integrity and high value electrical machines for the aerospace, energy, high value automotive and premium consumer sectors.The Hub will work in partnership with industry to address some common and fundamental barriers limiting manufacturing capability and capacity: the need for in-process support to manual operations in electrical machine manufacture - e.g. coil winding, insertions, electrical connections and wiring - to improve productivity and provide quality assurance; the sensitivity of high value and high integrity machines to small changes in tolerance and the requirement for high precision in manufacturing for safety critical applications; the increasing drive to low batch size, flexibility and customisation; and the need to train the next generation of manufacturing scientists and engineers.The Hub's research programme will explore new and emerging manufacturing processes, new materials for enhanced functionality and/or light-weighting, new approaches for process modelling and simulation, and the application of digital approaches with new sensors and Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.
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