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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)

  • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Khan S, Phillips P, Jennions I & Hockley C (2014) No Fault Found Events in Maintenance Engineering Part 1: Current Trends, Implications and Organizational Practices, Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 123 183-195.

    • Sreenuch T, Tsourdos A & Jennions IK (2014) Software framework for prototyping embedded integrated vehicle health management applications, Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, 11 (2) 82-97.

    • Li J, Sreenuch T & Tsourdos A (2014) Condition Based Maintenance Optimization of an Aircraft Assembly Process Considering Multiple Objectives, ISRN Aerospace Engineering, 2014.

    • Samie M, Dragffy G, Pipe T & Perinpanayagam S (2013) Unicellular self-healing electronic array, Procedia CIRP, 11 400-405.

    • Alghassi A, Perinpanayagam S & Jennions IK (2013)

      Prognostic Capability Evaluation of Power Electronic Modules in Transportation Electrification and Vehicle Systems

      . In: 15th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, 2013 , Lille, 2.9.2013 - 6.9.2013.

    • Wileman AJ & Perinpanayagam S (2013) Failure mechanisms of radar and RF systems, Procedia CIRP, 11 56-61.

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