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22nd Sir Bernard Crossland Symposium

Wednesday, April 17th – Thursday April 18th, 2019
Ulster University, Belfast

About SBC22

The Sir Bernard Crossland Symposium is an annual conference, first established in 1997, under the auspices of Engineers Ireland and the Council of Professors of Mechanical Engineering in Irish Universities, with delegates comprising academics, industrialists and PhD students.

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The Symposium programme includes oral paper presentations from PhD students with prizes funded by a bequest from Sir Bernard and administered by Engineers Ireland.

The prizes are awarded for the best presentations based on technical merit and presentation skills:

  • 1st place:  € 1,200
  • 2nd place: € 500
  • 3rd place: € 200

An annual postgraduate research workshop will be held concurrently with the Symposium.Prizes will also be awarded for the best student posters at the research workshop:

  • 1st place: € 600
  • 2nd place: € 400
  • 3rd place: € 200

The Symposium pays tribute to Sir Bernard’s great interest in education and research in Mechanical Engineering and, in particular, recognition of the critical importance of design and manufacture in engineering practice.

The Symposium also seeks to encourage collaboration with industry through high quality research activity which will be demonstrated in the papers and posters.

We are pleased to announce that the 22nd Annual Symposium is being held in Belfast, and is being hosted by the School of Engineering, Ulster University in association with Engineers Ireland and the Council of Professors of Mechanical Engineering in Irish Universities.

Key dates

DateAction
Friday 22nd February Names of participants to be sent to Prof. Eileen Harkin-Jones (e.harkin-jones@ulster.ac.uk)
Friday 22nd March  Papers and posters submission date
  • 1 paper from each Institution from an early stage PhD student (defined as being in Year 1 or Year 2 of their PhD study)
  • Up to 4 posters per institution from PhD students at any stage of their PhD study.

Paper competition

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Submission information

File format:

Submission files in PDF format should be emailed to e.harkin-jones@ulster.ac.uk

Remember that the deadline for submitting the papers is 22nd March 2019.

Please use the following naming convention: SBCS_2019_Surname_Forename_Paper.pdf

Prizes

1st2nd3rd
€ 1,200€ 500€ 200

Topic and eligibility

The symposium is intended to display leading edge research and development in Mechanical Engineering which is currently being undertaken at universities in Ireland. Only one student per university or IT may submit and present a paper. The student should be in Year 2 of their postgraduate research.

Postgraduate students from Universities and ITs in Ireland can contribute up to four posters (from any year of their research).

Paper specification

The format of the paper should be as follows:

  • Overall page dimensions: 190 mm wide x 245 mm high
  • Set all margins to 25 mm so that text boundary limits are 140 mm x 195 mm (A5)
  • Font: Times New Roman
  • Font size: 10 point
  • Line spacing 1.5
  • Single column
  • Word document

Paper Structure

The structure of the paper should be as follows:

  • Title of the paper.
  • Name of the author, and the address of the department.
  • Abstract (which should not exceed 250 words).
  • Main body of the paper. This should not exceed 8 pages (including diagrams and references) or 5000 words. Please submit the file containing the paper to e.harkin-jones@ulster.ac.uk in the format detailed above.

Poster competition

View Posters

File format

Submission of files in PDF format should be emailed to e.harkin-jones@ulster.ac.uk Remember that the deadline for submitting the posters is 22nd March 2019.

Please use the following naming convention: SBCS_2019_Surname_Forename_Poster.pdf

Prizes

1st2nd3rd
€ 600€ 400€ 200

Topic and eligibility

The symposium is intended to display leading edge Research and Development in Mechanical Engineering which is currently being undertaken at Universities in Ireland.

Only four students per University may submit and present a poster.

Each student should have completed 1 year of postgraduate research in their institute.

Poster specification

The format of the poster should be as follows:

  • Size: A1
  • Profile: portrait
  • Margins: 25mm
  • The name of the postgraduate student, their supervisor(s) and collaborator(s) should be clearly displayed.
  • Electronic version. Participants should bring the printed poster in A1 format and will have an opportunity on the Wednesday morning to display the poster for the workshop. Each of the posters will be printed in the Proceedings and so an electronic version of each poster is required by 22nd March 2019.
  • As you will also be presenting your poster in PowerPoint to the audience, please submit a Power Point file and a .pdf file of the poster to e.harkin-jones@ulster.ac.uk .  The dimensions of the proceedings are 185x245mm (slightly larger than A5). Please bear this in mind when choosing the font sizes etc.

The conference will take place at Ulster University's Belfast campus.

Ulster University
York Street
Belfast
County Antrim
BT15 1ED

T: 028 7012 3456

The Belfast campus is situated in the artistic and cultural centre of the city, the Cathedral Quarter

The conference venue, hotels and attractions in Belfast City Centre are only a 5-10 minute walk from each other.

Getting Around

Belfast is easily accessible with a comprehensive rail and bus network and two airports.

There are a number of bus and train options available https://journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Taxis in the city are affordable (approximately £3 from Europa Bus Centre to the conference venue, £6 from Belfast City Airport to the conference venue).

Getting to Belfast from Dublin

By Rail

From Dublin and Republic of Ireland

Irish Rail operates services from towns and cities across the Republic of Ireland to Dublin's Connolly Station, where you can then catch a connecting train to Belfast.

The Enterprise Train service (provided jointly by Translink and Irish Rail), from Dublin's Connolly Station to Lanyon Station (previously known as Belfast Central Station), runs eight times daily (five times on Sundays) and takes 2 hours 15 minutes http://www.translink.co.uk/Services/Enterpriseor www.irishrail.ie for the best value fares.

Your Enterprise ticket includes free onward rail travel from Lanyon Station (previously known as Belfast Central Station) there is a free Metro Bus Service from Lanyon Station (previously known as Belfast Central Station) to the city centre (Belfast City Hall area).

By Bus

From Dublin and Republic of Ireland

From Dublin, the X1 bus service (provided jointly by Translink and Bus Eireann) operates from Dublin Busáras in the city centre and Dublin Airport to Belfast, with 21 departures every day.

The journey time from Dublin to Belfast is approximately 2 hours.

For more information on routes and fares, visit www.buseireann.ie or https://bustimes.org/services/x1-belfast-europa-buscentre-dublin

By Road

From Dublin

Starting out at Dublin Airport, the M1 Motorway is well signposted for Belfast; this is a toll road and there is one toll plaza approximately 31 km from Dublin Airport. Continue on this motorway signposted for Belfast.

Just after passing the city of Newry, the road becomes a dual carriageway (A1) and motorway regulations fall away. At the Sprucefield roundabout (approximately 137 km from Dublin Airport) the A1 joins the M1 motorway (signposted The North, Belfast).

By Air

George Best Belfast City Airport

Situated just three miles from Belfast City Centre, this airport has 350 weekly return flights, including 79 from London with British Airways and Aer Lingus which take approximately one hour.

The Translink Airport Express 600 bus service runs between the airport and Belfast City Centre.

Belfast International Airport

Belfast International Airport at Aldergrove is only 30 minutes drive from Belfast City Centre. The airport has daily flights to 13 UK and 20 European/International airports.

The Translink Airport Express 300 bus service runs between the airport and Belfast City Centre

Dublin airport is less than two hours by rail and there is an excellent road network between the two Capital Cities.

The Visit Belfast site has everything from 5 star hotels, guest houses, bed & breakfast and self-catering.

You could also try other sites such as Trip Advisor or Booking.com. <> Titanic Hotel Belfast

For more information or to book call 028 9076 6396.


Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre

T: 0044 2890 242494 select option 1 for reservations

E: reservations@hibelfastcitycentre.co.uk


Holiday Inn Express Belfast City Queens Quarter

T: 0044 2890 311909 select option 1 for reservations

E: reservations@hiexpressbelfast.com


Ibis Belfast City Centre

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Ibis Belfast Queens Quarter

T: 0044 2890 336666 select option 1 for reservations

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Park Inn by Radisson Belfast

T: +44 28 90434065

E: reservations.belfast@radissonblu.com

W: www.parkinn.co.uk/hotel-belfast


Radisson Blu Belfast

T: +44 28 90434065

E: reservations.belfast@radissonblu.com

W: www.radissonblu.com


Fitzwilliam Hotel

T: +44 (0) 28 9044 2080

E: enq@fitzwilliamhotelbelfast.com

W: www.fitzwilliamhotelbelfast.com


Hilton Belfast

Book online at http://eventsathilton.com/show/59367d27f6c4665d1ec86dc9

T: +44 (0) 28 90 277216

W: www3.hilton.com


Ramada Encore Belfast

T: 02890 261800

E: reservations@encorebelfast.co.uk

W: www.encorebelfast.co.uk


Benedicts

E: Info@benedictshotel.co.uk

W: www.benedictshotel.co.uk


The Crescent Townhouse Hotel

E: info@crescenttownhouse.com

W: www.crescenttownhouse.com

Day 1: 17th April 2019

Location: Ground Floor Foyer

Time

Description

11:00 - 12:00

Registration and set up of Posters (bring posters and fasteners)

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch

13:00 - 13:20

Welcome & Introduction to Sir Bernard Crossland Symposium Prof. Eileen Harkin-Jones and Professor Jim McLaughlin (Head of School of Engineering, UU)

13:20 - 14:50

Poster Session:

Chairperson, Dr. Edward Archer

Poster Presentations - Session 1. (Schedule Pages 3)

4 mins presentation + 1 min Q&A (PowerPoint Slides)

14:50 - 15:15

Tea/ Coffee and Poster viewing (Posters are graded by students)

15:15 - 16:45

Poster Presentations - Session 2. (Schedule Page 4)

4 mins presentation + 1 min Q&A (PowerPoint Slides)

16:45 - 18:30

Poster Viewing (Posters are graded by students)

Wine & Cheese

Day 2: 18th April 2019

Location: Ground Floor Foyer

Time

Description

08:30 - 09:00

Sign-in and coffee

09:00 - 09:10

Welcome and Introduction to Keynote speaker. Prof. Eileen Harkin-Jones

09:10 - 10:00

Keynote Lecture

Title: TBA

10:00 - 10:15

Tea/Coffee

10:15 – 12:15

Paper Sessions: Chairperson, Dr. Alistair McIlhagger

 

Paper Presentations - Session 1. (Schedule Page 5)

 

20 mins presentation + 5 min Q&A

12:15 - 13:15

Lunch

13:15 - 15:15

Paper Presentations - Session 2. (Schedule Page 5)

20 mins presentation + 5 min Q&A

15:15 - 16:00

Tea/Coffee

15:15 - 16:00

Paper Judging - Panel only – Room BA-02-010

16:00 - 16:45

Presentation of Paper and Poster Prizes

Day 1:  17th April 2019: Poster Presentation Session 1

Session slot

Poster title

Candidate

1-1

Patient Specific Modelling of Atherosclerotic Carotid Arteries – Insights into Possible Diagnostic Measures of Plaque Rupture

Robert Johnston

1-2

Through-Process Microstructure Prediction of Ti-6Al-4V in Laser Powder Bed Fusion Process

Xinyu Yang

1-3

Morphing Composite Cylindrical Lattices: Enhanced Modelling and Experiments

Ciaran McHale

1-4

Pathogen detection through the analysis of breath data

Tahereh Shah Mansouri

1-5

How Can Lasers Beat Bacteria?

Ryan McFadden

1-6

Direct Mixed-Mode Partitioning using J-integral: from numerical to experimental results

Lucas Binsfeld

1-7

Cycling Collisions in Ireland: Priorities for Injury/Fatality Prevention Strategies

Kevin Gildea

1-8

Ti-6Al-4V Functionally Graded Material by Laser Powder Bed Fusion

Yaoyi Geng

1-9

Moisture Ageing Effects on Mechanical Properties of Basalt Fibre Reinforced Epoxy Composites for Wind Turbine Blades

Indraneel Roy Chowdhury

1-10

Study on the Interfacial and Mechanical Properties of Basalt – Polypropylene Composites

Calvin Ralph

1-11

Biomechanical Investigation of Injury Mechanisms to the Pelvic Floor Muscles As a Result of Childbirth

Katie Harte

1-12

Reducing the epistemic uncertainty in Structural Health Monitoring through Time Series Analysis

Tadhg Buckley

Day 1:  17th April 2019: Poster Presentation Session 2

Session slot

Poster title

Candidate

2-1

Uniaxial Tensile Strain and Collagen Structure Affect Vascular Cell Orientation and Proliferation

Pattie Mathieu

2-2

Towards Accurate and Validated Open-Source Simulations of Rapid Compression Machines for The Study of Novel Fuels

Sean Gorry

2-3

A Finite Element Method for Prediction of Temperature Distribution Within a P91 Martensitic Steel

Spyridon Alexandratos

2-4

Conductive High Performance Thermoplastic Composites

Shiyao Li

2-5

Using Auxetic Cores in Lightweight Composite Sandwich Structures for Blast Protection

Clare Burnett

2-6

Mechanical Characterisation of Drawn Pearlitic Steel Wires in Tension AND Torsion

Abhay Pant

2-7

Autonomous Grasping of Moving Objects

Patrick Lynch

2-8

Microstructure-Sensitive Fatigue Initiation Behaviour: A Crystal Plasticity Finite Element Modelling Study

Yuhui Tu

2-9

The Development of a Perfusion Device to Apply Varying Hemodynamic Parameters to Bovine Arteriovenous Tissue

David O’Connor

2-10

High Performance Thermoplastic Composites via Overmoulding

Noel Bloomfield

2-11

Wave-based attitude control of light-weight spacecraft

Daire Sherwin

2-12

An Investigation of the effect of fatigue loading of bone cells and their processes, surrounding micro-cracks as a driver of targeted remodelling of bone

Morgana Afonso

Day 2:  18th April 2019: Paper Presentations

Session 1

Session 

Paper title

Candidate

Institution

1-1

Engineered Electroconductive Biomaterial Platforms for Cardiac Tissue Engineering Applications

Matteo Solazzo

TCD

1-2

Thermomechanical modelling of the linear friction welding process for manufacturing high-performance fasteners

Saviour Okeke

NUIG

1-3

Biomechanics and Mechanical Trauma; Investigating the role of the Cortical Meninges in Concussion

Darragh Walsh

UL

1-4

Improvement of Mechanical Performance in 3D Woven Carbon/Epoxy Composites by Modification of Weave Parameters

Monali Dahale

UU

Session 2

SessionPaper titleCandidateInstitution

2-1

Fibre Laser Treatment of Commercially Pure (CP) Titanium for Orthopaedic Implant Applications: Identifying the Antibacterial Effect Arising from Laser-induced Physical Features

Ryan McFadden

QUB

2-2

In-process and Post-process Characterisation of Additively Manufactured Ti-6Al-4V Parts

Frederico Rossi Kaschel

UCD

2-3

Evaluation of the metal additive manufacturing process through the study of the recyclability of metal powders and in-situ metrology

Paul Quinn

WIT

2-4

Scale-up of Nanoparticle Production via Pulsed Laser Ablation in Liquids

Brian Freeland.

DCU