• Out of Autoclave Manufacture of Advanced Composites
  • Void Formation and Growth in High-Performance Composites
  • An Advanced Parallel Kinematic Drilling Facility
  • Automated Nutplate Installation
  • Vision Guided Cobots
  • Cable Driven Positioner
  • Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites for Aerospace Applications
  • Out of Autoclave Manufacture of Advanced Composites

    The aim of this project is to fully understand out-of-autoclave (OOA) techniques for manufacturing large composite parts for the aerospace industry.The use of resin transfer molding (an OOA technique) enables large structures, such as the stiffened aircraft skins, to be manufactured both quickly and cost-effectively.

  • Void Formation and Growth in High-Performance Composites

    This project aims to identify and understand the mechanisms responsible for the formation of voids during the processing of large aircraft structures. Analytical and numerical models will be developed and applied to simple panels. Once fully verified, the models will be used to predict the processes of void formation and growth in larger structures. This information will ultimately be used to help in the manufacture of defect-free aircraft components.

  • An Advanced Parallel Kinematic Drilling Facility

    The aim of this project is to develop a robotic system for automatic drilling in the airplane part manufacturing. The project is using an off-the-shelf drilling end effector and integrating it into a lightweight parallel kinematic robot (PKR) that is designed to locate and position on current assembly fixtures.

    The PKR capability offers the following advantages: (i) No changes to current process and fixtures apart from locating features (ii) Light weight and easily moved between fixtures (iii) Manual operations can occur in the vicinity of the robot (iv) Lower costs allowing several to be deployed simultaneously.

  • Automated Nutplate Installation

    Nutplates are extensively used as a “blind” fastening system for detachable panels. The nutplate houses a threaded nut and is fastened to the substructure to prevent it from turning. The aim of this research project is to develop an automated capability for fitting nutplates to a complex structure. The initial phases of the project will be to develop and integrate a mechanism that is able to fit the nutplate to a flat plate. This will then be extended to add the capability of operating autonomously around a more complex component.

  • Vision Guided Cobots

    The objective of this project is to develop a robotic platform that uses visual information to autonomously navigate a complex and dynamic workshop environment. The robot will be able to plan trajectories, avoid obstacles and interact with the environment to serve a manufacturing application.

  • Cable Driven Positioner

    The objective of this research project is to automate workpiece manipulation of aircraft parts during production tasks. The platform will make use of cable robotics to minimize the footprint in the manufacturing environment and avoid the need of jigs to hold the part.

  • Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites for Aerospace Applications

    The objective of this project is to develop the ability to manufacture complex components based on high- performance thermoplastic composites. Initial attention is focusing on establishing the processing window for these materials. Once this has been established, complex parts will be produced and their performance will be evaluated.

Type Students Project Title Time
Type : SDP group Time : Fall 2016 – Spring 2017
SDP group Saeed H. Almenhali
( 100036512 )

Abdalla A.Banihammad
( 100036427 )

Abdul Razzaq A. Al Marzouqi
( 100035226 )
Design and build of an Automatic Rivet Feeding System for Aerostructure Manufacturing Fall 2016 – Spring 2017
Type : IndependentStudy Time : Fall 2016 – Spring 2017
IndependentStudy Khalil Kayani
( 100039746 )
Robotic Motion Planning for Automatic Drilling in Aerostructure Manufacturing Fall 2016 – Spring 2017
Type : IndependentStudy Time : Spring 2017
IndependentStudy Omar Abdulla Alraeesi
( 100039952 )
Coordinate Measuring Machine based Hole Quality Measurement in Automatic AerostructureManufacturing Spring 2017
Type : IndependentStudy Time : Spring 2017
IndependentStudy Amna SaeedAdheem
( 100038672 )
Six DOF Eye-To-Hand Calibration of Profile Laser Scanner Spring 2017
Type : IndependentStudy Time : Fall 2016
IndependentStudy Rashed Bin Tamim
( 100039871 )
Robotic End effector Design for Automatic Aerostructure Manufacturing Fall 2016
Type : IndependentStudy Time : Fall 2016
IndependentStudy Ali Fadhlani
( 100039745 )
Force Signatures in Automatic Robotic Drilling in Aerostructure Manufacturing Fall 2016
Type : SDP Time : Fall 2019 - Spring 2019
SDP Ali Almarzooqi

Saeed Alsamiri

Ayesha alhameli

Amnah  AlMatrooshi
Vision Guided COBOT Fall 2019 - Spring 2019
Type : SDP Time : Fall 2019 – Spring 2020
SDP Adonay Iket

Fatema Alzaabi

Kenan Al-Aqeel

Maryam A. Naqi

Natnael Haile
Supermileage car Fall 2019 - Spring 2019