CornerStone continues to deliver highly interesting and important results. Some recent highlights
have been:
WP1: – Demonstration that the sequence of application of normal and shear forces at a contact has a
profound influence on the life of the contact:
WP2:- Novel designs of clamp-release mechanisms enables tight synchronisation of tension and
torsion waves in a split Hopkinson bar for measuring material properties at high strain rates
WP3:- The “HERMES” testrig is now running and delivering results. This comprises a large evacuated
chamber containing a “GNOME engine” (helicopter engine) bristling with instrumentation.
WP4:- Coupled models characterising the aero-elastic interactions have been achieved wherein the
(finite-element) mesh used for the structural parts need not match the (finite-difference) mesh for
the fluid.
WP5:- Machine-learning approaches are now working to incorporate highly representative models
of turbulence within conventional CFD models to accelerate computation
WP6:- New concepts are emerging and (going through patent process) enabling semi-passive
vibration control of electrical machines and extending the 23-year-old concept of “bridge-
configured-windings” to be applicable to machines with rotational symmetries other than 2.
The project annual reports have been word-limited glossy representations of annual reports and
these are accessible here:
CornerStone Annual Report 2022
CornerStone Annual Report 2021
CornerStone Annual Report 2020
CornerStone Annual Report 2019
CornerStone Annual Report 2018