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Integrated Vehicle Health Management Centre (IVHM)

Experts in Integrated Vehicle Health Management

Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) is the transformation of system data on a complex vehicle or system (such as a luxury car or a commercial airplane) into information to support operational decisions and optimise maintenance. IVHM is a capability, comprising a number of technologies that can be used across a number of sectors for business benefit.

IVHM is becoming increasingly important as OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) move from the traditional sale of a product, in which future income is dependent on spare part revenue, to selling a service in which steady monthly income can be derived in return for the effective maintenance of the asset. IVHM enables this transformation.

The IVHM Centre delivers generic IVHM solutions from our research. We support commercialisation, reducing time to market and combine technology, business and technology transfer solutions.

We have a robust innovation cycle and applied research demonstrators with access to a world class IVHM community and new market opportunities which influence development of industry standards and policies.


  • Supporting your business

    The IVHM Centre can work with industry to help solve complex issues either through collaborative research projects or through direct consultation.

    All research/consultancy work undertaken is subject to Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) in order to protect intellectual property (IP) of the company involved.

    We have expertise in the following areas:

    • Commercial rationale: business case and business modelling
    • Diagnostics and prognostics
    • Instrumentation and signal processing
    • IVHM design system
    • Architecture
    • Standards.

    The Centre delivers an IVHM short course yearly and contributes to MSc modules such as Diagnostics and Prognostics, and Instrumentation and Signal Processing. It has also acted as the focal point and editor for three SAE books on IVHM and an SAE webcast.

  • Our people

  • Our facilities and resources

    We have several facilities available including:

    • UAV fuel rig with 5 degradation faults
    • Machine Fault Simulator, for rotating machinery faults
    • Environmental Chamber
    • Fibre-optic strain gauging (SME demo)
    • Offset gear rig
    • Helicopter rotor balance rig.
  • Professional Development (CPD)

    • Obsolescence Management - Online Course

      14 September 2015,
      25 January 2016,
      06 June 2016,
      Additional dates available.

      An online training course about the nature and management of obsolescence, how to reduce risk, and an overview of relevant processes for obsolescence risk management. Flexible study in your own time.

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    • Business Process Analysis and Engineering

      02 November - 06 November 2015

      Develop your understanding of business process analysis and engineering through the application of modelling tools, techniques and methodologies. Suitable for business managers and analysts.

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    • Business Change Management

      23 November - 27 November 2015

      Develop your understanding of the theory and practice of introducing changes to an organisation. Covers psychology and motivation of change, change product lifecycle and change product activities.

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  • Publications

    • McAndrew AR, Colegrove PA, Addison AC, Flipo BCD & Russell MJ (2015) Modelling the influence of the process inputs on the removal of surface contaminants from Ti-6Al-4V linear friction welds, Materials & Design, 66 (A) 183-195.

    • Eker OF, Skaf Z, Camci F & Jennions IK (2014) State-Based Prognostics with State Duration Information of Cracks in Structures, Procedia CIRP, 22 122-126.

    • Ahmad WS, Perinpanayagam S, Jennions I & Khan S (2014)

      Study on Intermittent Faults and Electrical Continuity

      . In: 3rd International Conference in Through-life Engineering Services, TESConf 2014, Cranfield, 4.11.2014 - 5.11.2014.

    • Niculita O, Skaf Z & Jennions IK (2014)

      The Application of Bayesian Change Point Detection in UAV Fuel Systems

      . In: 3rd International Conference in Through-life Engineering Services, TESConf 2014, Cranfield, 4.11.2014 - 5.11.2014.

    • Mcandrew AR, Colegrove PA, Addison AC, Flipo BCD & Russell MJ (2014) Energy and Force Analysis of Ti-6Al-4V Linear Friction Welds for Computational Modeling Input and Validation Data, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, 45 (13) 6118-6128.

    • Esperon-Miguez M, Jennions I & John P (2014) Implementing IVHM on Legacy Aircraft: Progress Towards Identifying an Optimal Combination of Technologies. In: Engineering Asset Management - Systems, Professional Practices and Certification. Tse PW, Mathew J, Wong K, Lam R, Ko CN (ed.), Cham: Springer, p. 799-812.

    • Jennions IK (2014) Integrated Vehicle Health Management: Implementation and Lessons Learnt.

    • Esperon-Miguez M (2014) Enhancing Integrated Vehicle Health Management Through the Use of Additive Manufacturing, RTejournal - Forum für Rapid Technologie, 2014 (1).

    • Walker RB, Vayanat R, Perinpanayagam S & Jennions IK (2014) Unbalance localization through machine nonlinearities using an artificial neural network approach, Mechanism and Machine Theory, 75 54-66.

    • Khan S, Phillips P, Hockley C & Jennions I (2014) No Fault Found Events in Maintenance Engineering Part 2: Root Causes, Technical Developments and Future Research, Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 123 196-208.

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