University of Strathclyde - Aeronautical, Mechanical, Chemical and Manufacturing Engineering

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Email Address: oilandgas@strath.ac.uk

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Description

The department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) (including the James Weir Fluids Laboratory, the Mechanics and Materials Research Centre, and the Energy Systems Research Unit) is ranked 1st in Scotland for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Design and Manufacturing and Engineering Management (DMEM) is an internationally leading department providing learning which is both innovative and industry focused within the Faculty of Engineering. The department's unique focus is on 'Delivering Total Engineering.' They do this through:

  • Research excellence
  • Industrial partnerships
  • Creative engineering education

Chemical and Process Engineering (CPE) is one of the largest chemical engineering departments in the country, with many years of practical experience in important areas, including:

  • Advanced chemical processes
  • Process design
  • Safety & environmental protection


Capability Statement

The Advanced Materials Research Lab (AMRL) includes the CT Scanner hosted for OGIC. The university has world leading Tribology and Tribo-Corrosion expertise.

The James Weir Fluids Laboratory has experimental platforms for microfluidics and complex fluids and is skilled in industrial computational fluid dynamics on local and national high-performance computers.

The faculty of engineering hosts a number of world-leading research centres and clusters:

Consultancy projects with the university can be of any size – from a few hours work to projects lasting several years. Services and expertise on offer include computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling, finite element analysis and energy systems modelling.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are one of the best-known mechanisms for establishing links between companies and a university. A recent Strathclyde graduate works with the host company for two to three years to work on a business-led challenge requiring innovation.


Development Activities

Using advanced modelling techniques we study multi-scale corrosion and its impact on material strength and develop corrosion mitigation approaches through the design and testing of novel surface coatings.

Internationally recognised in the area of tribocorrosion and the production and interpretation of combined erosion/corrosion maps, we model and test erosion in pumps, vessels and valves, and design improvements for enhanced performance.

At the pore scale, we study the physics of flow in porous media and use advanced simulation tools to test new concepts, products and designs. We also study experimental platforms for microfluidics and complex fluids and are skilled in industrial computational fluid dynamics on high-performance computers.

Our expertise in multiphase flow measurement and assurance includes the design and testing of multiphase flow meters, separation technologies, pipeline systems and safety valves.

We study the precipitation and deposition of materials such as asphaltenes, hydrates and salts which can have a major impact on oil flow assurance and measurement. Our researchers use novel techniques to separate (demulsify) oil/water mixes in an electric field, promote electrostatic coalescence using pulsed power techniques and remove solid particles from liquids using induced dielectric charge.


Quality Rating

Each university unit is rated in terms of quality, this table shows the percentage of each quality classification given for this unit ranging from 4* (best rating) to N/C (unclassified).

Ratings Key

  • 4* - Quality that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour.
  • 3* - Quality that is internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour but which nonetheless falls short of the highest standards of excellence.
  • 2* - Quality that is recognised internationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour.
  • 1* - Quality that is recognised nationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour.
  • N/C - Unclassified.

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