University of Nottingham
 

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Javier Picavea

Postgraduate student,

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Biography

I did my Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design and Product Development Engineering at the University of Mondragon (Spain) from 2013 to 2017, and during that time I also did two internships at Ulma Piping and Orona as part of a work-study program.

I came to the University of Nottingham to do a MSc in Manufacturing Engineering and Management in 2017, and after that started a PhD in Manufacturing Engineering at the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) in Manufacturing and On-Wing Technology.

Research Summary

The aim of my research is to investigate innovative design solutions of fixtures for conformability and passive dynamic capabilities. Fixtures must be able to locate the parts that are going to be… read more

Current Research

The aim of my research is to investigate innovative design solutions of fixtures for conformability and passive dynamic capabilities. Fixtures must be able to locate the parts that are going to be processed in an exact and repeatable position and hold them against manufacturing loads that might be applied to them. The fixtures of this PhD are focused on holding freeform geometries, known like that due to the complexity of their shapes for improved performance, and the loss in stiffness for weight lightening, aspects that complicate the positioning and clamping, and make the part more susceptible to vibration.

Machining and Condition Monitoring

Faculty of Engineering
Jubilee Campus
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

email: mcm@nottingham.ac.uk