Mechanical Engineering and Materials Research Centre

Learn more about the Centre's projects

MEMARC's research has international reach.

MEMARC’s team of experts carry out pioneering research, securing innovative solutions to many industry issues. You can find out how MEMARC's research is positively impacting upon businesses and individuals throughout the world below.

Case study

The Thermal Striping Project

MEMARC has been conducting research into thermal fatigue and thermal striping since the 1980s. Learn more about the research undertaken by reading this project report.

Thermal Striping Project Report
Homogeneous sinusoidal surface striping

MEMARC's portfolio

Projects MEMARC has undertaken

In the table below you can see some of MEMARC’s projects and see which researchers worked on these key pieces of work:


KTP a new design method for SME's with Delta Fluid Products

 G Black, D R Allanson

Modelling of metamaterials, cloaking and periodic structures

I S Jones , M J Nieves

KTP with C4 Industries

 L Cassidy, K R Metcalfe, G Rothwell

 Thermal fatigue and thermal striping

Read an in-depth project report about the thermal fatigue and thermal striping project <link to PDF>

 I S Jones

 FE modelling for cancer treatment planning with NHS Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology

 J Krywonos, X J Ren

 Finite element models for the quantitative analysis of wear damage in modular hip prosthesis

A Ashkanfar,  R English, G Rothwell,  

A finite element study of plantar stresses using composite foot - footwear models 

 M Shariatmadari, G Rothwell, R English, M Lake (Sports Science)

 Characterising the mechanical loads during rail transportation on nuclear packages

 Andy Cummings, Glynn Rothwell

Elastic waves and phononic band gaps in defected periodic structures

 I S Jones, A B Movchan (Univ. of Liverpool)

Puncturing Shear in steel fibre reinforced concrete slabs 

 W Mohammad, G Rothwell

Lifetime of turbine blades 

 G Hennings, I S Jones, G Rothwell

Development of inverse analysis model to predict the mechanical properties of human skin in vivo 

 L Li, G Rothwell, R English, X J Ren

Multiphase flow 

 N H Woolley, D R Allanson

 The mechanics of sport footwear and design optimisation

 Y D Gu, X J Ren, M Lake (Sports Science)

FE based non-rigid image registration with Cancer Research UK

 F Eklut, X J Ren

Junction conditions and wave propagation in periodic structures with resonators

 I S Jones, A B Movchan (Univ. of Liverpool), M Gei (Univ. of Trento)

Thermoelastic problems in lattices and periodic structures 

 I S Jones, A B Movchan (Univ. of Liverpool), M J Nieves

 Wave propagation in lattices and microstructures - focussing and shielding 

 I S Jones, A B Movchan (Univ. of Liverpool), D J Colquitt (Univ. of Liverpool)

 Structural integrity of bridges and buildings using periodic analysis 

 I S Jones, A B Movchan (Univ. of Liverpool), M Brun (Univ. of Cagliari)

Process simulation of the micro discharge welding process and development of novel micro mineral insulated thermocouples  

 A Norbury, XJ Ren, G Rothwell

Experimental and numerical studies of fatigue of spot welded join of dissimilar steels for automotive applications 

 N Budiarsa, XJ Ren, G Bradley, K R Metcalfe

Inverse analysis of material parameters based on indentation tests on gasket materials

 H Y Zhao, XJ Ren

Experimental and numerical investigations of the properties of plastics based on indentation bending tests  

 J Aw, XJ Ren, D Allanson, RB Li

Local linear model networks for identification and control of nonlinear processes

A Abdelhadi, J B Gomm, D L Yu

Advanced control of Chylla-Hasse semi-batch chemical reactor

Megdi Nabi, D.L.Yu, S.S. Douglas

Fault detection and isolation for wind turbine generation systems

Yusheng Liu, D.L.Yu, D. Allanson

Fault diagnosis and fault tolerant control for Chylla-Hasse chemical reactor

Abdelkarim Ertiame, D.L.Yu, J.B. Gomm

Optimization and neural network-based control for semi-batch reactors

Desmond Tok, D.L. Yu, Christian Matthews

Optimal control system design for glass furnace using genetic algorithm

Rajarathinam Kumaran; J.B. Gomm, D.L. Yu

A new local model method for nonlinear system modelling and control

Abdelhadi Ahmed SaadAhmed Saad, J.B. Gomm, D.L. Yu

Experimental and numerical investigation of indentation tests of layered shoe sole materials and bike pedal pin-shoe interaction

SD Li, M Lake, L Li and XJ Ren