BEng(Hons) PhD CEng MIED
Robert Ian Whitfield is a Research Fellow at the CAD Centre at the University of Strathclyde. In 1991 he gained a B.Eng. (Honours) degree in Mechanical Engineering from Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic. Following graduation he then carried out a Ph.D. research project investigating modes of operation of turbo-generator rotor bearings. He then continued working within the fields of hydrodynamics and rotor-dynamics for a further 18 months at Parsons Power Generation Systems. He then worked at the Engineering Design Centre at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne for three years, before being seconded to the CAD Centre on a project investigating design co-ordination. Currently he is working on a virtual reality ship design project at the University of Strathclyde.
Design of Experiments
Product and Process Optimisation
Increasing robustness and decreasing risk throughout the design process.
Life cycle virtual reality ship
Department of Design Manufacture and Engineering Management
University of Strathclyde
James Weir Building
75 Montrose Street
Glasgow G1 1XJ
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