At a glance
- DatesFebruary 2016 start (three years)
- SponsorEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
- Funded£107,000 (£500,000 total project)
- PartnersUniversity of Sheffield, Durham University and University of Strathclyde
Advancements in mathematics, analytics and predictive modelling are improving our understanding of complex natural systems such as climate, economics and health. This has yet to be applied in a focused way to the complex engineered systems that underpin modern society from cities, transport, energy and digital networks to jet engines and nuclear submarines.
Project ENCORE (Engineering Complexity Resilience Network Plus) follows a call from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) as part of its Engineering Grand Challenges which need to be tackled.
The three-year project is bringing together academic and practice-based expertise in complex engineering systems, complexity science and natural systems. We will identify, develop and disseminate new methods to help us understand and explain the emergent behaviour of such systems and improve their performance and resilience.
ENCORE will establish a strategically important network in engineering complexity resilience with the intention of influencing and having measurable impact on government, practice and academia.