Researchers in the School of Mechanical Engineering have developed new technologies relevant for defence applications. Several examples are listed below.
Diesel Engine Testing Facility The school has a laboratory for conducting acoustic testing of exhaust systems attached to a large diesel engine loaded by a water-brake dynamometer. The facility has been used to develop technologies for reducing tonal exhaust noise.
Adaptive Tuned Vibration Neutraliser An adaptive tuned vibration neutraliser was developed to enhance the attenuation of tonal vibration in a two-stage vibration isolation mount. The system automatically tuned to changes in the frequency of the source disturbance. Learn more
Multi-channel Underwater Communications By using multiple communication channels and time-reversal in underwater communications, even if a channels is intercepted, it is not possible to reconstruct the data-stream. Learn more
Flow Over a Closed Cavity High speed airflow over a closed cavity can cause unwanted fluctuations.