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Adrian Murphy is Professor of Aeronautical Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast with research interests focused on predictive modelling, in particular developing methods to understand the influence of processes on product in-service performance and cost. His research has covered the structural and economic performance of laser beam and friction stir welding for metal aerospace structures, thermoforming, layup automation, load case analysis and lightning strike on composite aerospace structures. He has published over one hundred and forty journal and conference articles, and has secured and managed funding from the full range of competitive sources, including a significant number of projects on novel aerospace structural designs, manufacturing approaches and material systems. Much of this research has been in collaboration with industry enabling significant experimental validation of his work and enabling the integration of cost and whole-life analysis with structural design and manufacturing. He was a winner of the IMechE Thomas Hawksley medal in 2006, the Kenneth Harris James Prize 2006 and SAGE Best Paper Award 2012 (Journal of Materials: Design and Applications). He sits on the Royal Aeronautical Society Structures and Materials Specialist committee, ESDU Aerospace Structures Committee and IMechE Aerospace Materials & Structures Technical Activity Committee. Prof Murphy is deputy director of the Centre for Intelligent Autonomous Manufacturing Systems (i-AMS), a member of the Northern Ireland Advanced Composites and Engineering (NIACE) centre Management Board (an industrially led research centre). He is also the school liaison to the Northern Ireland Technology Centre, an industry facing research and technology unit.

 

Adrian joined the staff of Queen's in 2002; he has a Masters degree in Aerospace Vehicle Design from Cranfield University and an Aeronautical Engineering Bachelors degree and PhD from Queen's University Belfast.

 

Research Interests

Professor Murphy’s research interests are focused on predictive modelling, in particular developing methods to understand the influence of individual component and process parameters on product in-service performance and cost.

 

His key research interests can be divided into general but interconnected categories:

  • Structural design and manufacturing

[keywords:- Laser Beam and Friction Stir Welding, modelling and design methods, multiphysics simulation, buckling and post-buckling behaviour, novel structural configurations, thermoplastic composites]

  • Cost modelling

[keywords:- machined parts, DFMA, factory and supply chain modelling, simulation driven costing, production automation, composite component fabrication, composite materials, uncertainty and sensitivity analysis, design tools]

  • Multi-physics simulations

[keywords:- Laser Beam and Friction Stir Welding, lightning strike modelling, composites structures and materials]

 

 

Teaching

Module Title

Module Code

Description

Introduction to Aerospace Engineering

MEE1035

This module provides hands-on experience of the tasks and responsibilities of an engineer, and the disciplinary knowledge required to execute those tasks.

Aircraft Structures 2

AER2009

An introduction to the design and analysis of aircraft shell structures.

Composite Structures 4 / Composite Structures

AER4016 / MEE7009

A masters level course addressing design, analysis and manufacturing methods for composite structures.

Other

Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE, 2016), Chartered Engineer (CEng, 2008), Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society (MRAeS, 2004), PGCHET (Queen's University Belfast, 2004)

 

 

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Projects 2003 2019

Selected Research Output 2000 2019

Prediction of Process-induced Deformation in a Thermoplastic Composite in Support of Manufacturing Simulation.

Han, P., Butterfield, J., Buchanan, S., McCool, R., Jiang, Z., Price, M. & Murphy, A., Sep 2010, p. 1-16. 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

29 Citations (Scopus)

Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Polyphenylene Sulfide/Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Composites

Jiang, Z., Hornsby, P., McCool, R. & Murphy, A., 05 Mar 2012, In : Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 123, 5, p. 2676–2683

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCN)
Thermodynamic properties
Mechanical properties
Nanocomposites
Composite materials
Carbon fiber reinforced plastics
Boundary conditions

Multiphysics Simulation of Thermal Plasma Produced by Lightning Strike on Aircraft Structures

Abdelal, G. & Murphy, A., 07 Oct 2014. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

aircraft structures
thermal plasmas
lightning
simulation
electric welding

Investigation of Aircraft Panel Deformations during Riveting Process

Abdelal, G. F., Georgiou, G., Cooper, J., Murphy, A., Robotham, A. & Lunt, P., 09 Oct 2014. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
File
Riveting
Aircraft
Rivets
Process control
Computer simulation

Understanding aerospace composite components' supply chain carbon emissions

Chua, M. H., Smyth, B. M., Murphy, A. & Butterfield, J., 2015. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
File
carbon emission
footprint
structural component
resin
electricity

Shimless Aerospace Assembly

Morgan, M., McClory, C., Higgins, C., Jin, Y. & Murphy, A., 02 Sep 2015, p. 1. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Investigating electrons – ions interactions effect on lightning strike plasma channel

Abdelal, G., Foster, P., Murphy, A. & Graham, W., 02 Sep 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

High accuracy aerospace drilling using a hybrid parallel kinematic machine tool

McClory, C., Morgan, M., Higgins, C., Jin, Y. & Murphy, A., 02 Sep 2015, p. 1. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Development of a decision based tool for different drilling methods

Payne, D., Jin, Y. & Murphy, A., 02 Sep 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Design Optimisation for Compression Moulded Sheet Moulded Compounds

Wilson, B., Butterfield, J., Murphy, A. & Price, M., 04 Sep 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Compression molding
Molding
Design optimization

Shimless Aerospace Assembly

Morgan, M., McClory, C., Higgins, C., Jin, Y. & Murphy, A., 22 Sep 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

High Accuracy Aerospace Drilling utilising PKMs

McClory, C., Morgan, M., Higgins, C., Jin, Y. & Murphy, A., 22 Sep 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

CAD modelling to enable an intelligent DMU

Robinson, T., Armstrong, C., Murphy, A., Butterfield, J. & Price, M., 04 Nov 2015. 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

4 Citations (Scopus)

Wing Panel Design with Novel Skin-Buckling Containment Features

Houston, G., Quinn, D., Murphy, A. & Bron, F., 2016, In : Journal of Aircraft. 53, 2, p. 416-426 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Buckling
Skin
Gages
Compression testing
Fuselages

An Automated Design Framework for Assembly Task Simulation

McConnell, R., Butterfield, J., Rafferty, K., Price, M., Murphy, A., Burke, R., Legg, A. & Lemon, R., 17 Nov 2016, In : Procedia CIRP. 56, p. 203-208 6 p., PROCIR4360 .

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Virtual reality
User interfaces
Process design
Gravitation
Planning
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
File
Computer-aided Design
Design Process
Simulation
Computer aided design
Checkpoint
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
File
Fuselages
Buckling
Skin
Boundary conditions
Finite element method

An Automated Design Framework for Assembly Task Simulation

McConnell, R., Butterfield, J., Rafferty, K., Price, M., Murphy, A., Burke, R., Legg, A. & Lemon, R., 30 Mar 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Virtual reality
User interfaces
Process design
Gravitation
Planning

Tool Wear Mechanisms And Tool Wear Modelling For CFRP Drilling

McClelland, J., Goel, S., Murphy, A., Jin, Y., Morgan, M., McClory, C., Higgins, C. & Collins, R., 31 Aug 2016. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Carbon fibers
Drilling
Wear of materials
Polymers
Corrosion resistance

The Evolution of 'Design Build Fly' Led Teaching in Aerospace Engineering

Butterfield, J., Marques, S., Soban, D., Murphy, A. & Price, M., 01 Sep 2016, International Manufacturing Conference (IMC33).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
aircraft
engineering
Teaching
student
learning

Identifying the Impact of Incomplete Datasets on Process Cycle Time Prediction in an Aerospace Assembly Line

Allen, D., Butterfield, J., Cowan, S., Murphy, A. & Matthew, M., 01 Sep 2016, International Manufacturing Conference (IMC33).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Supply chains
Outsourcing
Logistics
Throughput
Defects

Process Selection Using Variation and Cost Relations

McKenna, V., Jin, Y., Murphy, A., Morgan, M., McClory, C., Higgins, C. & Collins, R., 06 Sep 2016, Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXX. Goh, Y. M. & Case, K. (eds.). Amsterdam: IOS Press, p. 465-470 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Costs
Process planning
1 Citation (Scopus)

Load case characterization for the aircraft structural design process

Dharmasaroja, A., Armstrong, C. G., Murphy, A., Robinson, T. T., McGuinness, S. H. M., Iorga, N. L. & Barron, J. R., 15 May 2017, In : AIAA Journal. 55, 8, p. 2783-2792 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Structural loads
Singular value decomposition
Structural design
Service life
Loads (forces)

Molecular dynamics simulation (MDS) to study nanoscale machining processes

Goel, S., Chavoshi, S. Z. & Murphy, A., 25 Feb 2017, Nanofinishing Science and Technology: Basic and Advanced Finishing and Polishing Processes. Jain, V. K. (ed.). Taylor and Francis, 48 p. (Micro and Nanomanufacturing Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Open Access
File
Molecular dynamics
Machining
Computer simulation
Diamonds
Silicon carbide
7 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
File
aircraft structures
lightning
waveforms
composite materials
simulation
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
File
Parameterization
Computer aided design
Engineers
Open Access
File
Interfaces (computer)
Composite materials
Planning
Product design
Virtual reality

Commercial potential of bioresins and their success in thermosetting composites: an overview

Lutton, R. E. M., Taylor, S., Sonebi, M. & Murphy, A., 21 Jun 2017, p. 292-301.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

3 Citations (Scopus)

Design Rules for Stiffened Panel Buckling Containment Features

Houston, G., Quinn, D., Murphy, A. & Bron, F., Jul 2017, In : Thin-Walled Structures. 116, p. 69-81 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Buckling
Structural design
Finite element method

Using Design Of Experiments To Define Factory Simulations For Manufacturing Investment Decisions

Acheson, C., Mackle, D., Murphy, A., Butterfield, J., Higgins, P., Collins, R., Higgins, C., Darlington, J. & Tame, R., 31 Aug 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

File
Design of experiments
Industrial plants
Profitability
Decision making
Factors
Financial performance
Supply chain
Aerospace
Cash conversion cycle
2 Citations (Scopus)

Variation Model and Analysis of Spatial Assembly with Multiple Closed Chains

McKenna, V., Jin, Y., Murphy, A., Morgan, M., McClory, C., Higgins, C. & Collins, R., 05 Sep 2017, Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXXI: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Manufacturing Research. Gao, J., El Souri, M. & Keates, S. (eds.). IOS Press, Vol. 6. p. 555-560

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Process planning
Costs

Integrating Financial Metrics with Production Simulation Models

Acheson, C., Mackle, D., Murphy, A., Butterfield, J., Higgins, P., Collins, R., Higgins, C., Darlington, J. & Tame, R., 05 Sep 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Production control
Discrete event simulation
Throughput
Design of experiments
Profitability
17 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
File
Thermoforming
Thermoplastics
Carbon fibers
Composite materials
Costs

A Novel Method to Enable Trade-offs Across the Whole Product Life of an Aircraft Using Value Driven Design

Price, M., Soban, D., Mullan, C., Butterfield, J. & Murphy, A., 2012, In : Journal of Aerospace Operations. 1, 4, p. 359-375 16 p., 10.3233/AOP-120028.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Aircraft
Environmental impact
5 Citations (Scopus)

Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis in Aircraft Operating Costs in Structural Design Optimization

Curran, R., Castagne, S., Rothwell, A., Price, M., Murphy, A. & Raghunathan, S., Nov 2009, In : Journal of Aircraft. 46, 6, p. 2145-2155 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Uncertainty analysis
Structural design
Operating costs
Sensitivity analysis
Aircraft
41 Citations (Scopus)

Stiffened panel stability behaviour and performance gains with plate prismatic sub-stiffening

Quinn, D., Murphy, A., McEwan, W. & Lemaitre, F., Dec 2009, In : Thin-Walled Structures. 47, 12, p. 1457-1468 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Buckling
Computer simulation
Aluminum alloys

Prizes

Best postgraduate poster award 2018 at Queen’s University Belfast

Vincent McKenna (Recipient), Yan Jin (Recipient) & Adrian Murphy (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Other distinction

Students