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Integrated Vehicle Health Management Centre (IVHM)
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.
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
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.
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.
Introduction to Integrated Vehicle Health Management
19 May - 21 May 2015
Overview of Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) technology and its role in businesses. IVHM is discussed relevant to all industry sectors.More
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.
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.
Sreenuch T, Tsourdos A & Jennions IK (2013) Distributed embedded condition monitoring management systems based on OSA-CBM standard, Computer Standards & Interfaces, 35 (2) 238-246.
Manufacturing and Materials Department Student Think Tank
The event is to inform students of national and international developments in the manufacturing industry and engage them in a global debate on manufacturing.More
National Manufacturing Debate - UK Reshoring Capability
19 May - 20 May 2015
Bringing together manufacturing professionals from a range of sectors to discuss current challenges in the industry, and encourage networking and collaboration across the sector to enable growth.More