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Reference Number InnUK/102251/01
Title ASCEND - Accurate Simulation and Casting for EfficieNt Design
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Transport) 25%;
Not Energy Related 50%;
Energy Efficiency(Industry) 25%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Perkins Engines Company Limited
Award Type Collaborative Research & Development
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 July 2015
End Date 30 June 2017
Duration 24 months
Total Grant Value £631,863
Industrial Sectors
Region East of England
Programme Competition Call: 1409_CRd_TRANS_OFFH - World Leading Off Highway Vehicles. Activity World Leading off-highway vehicles
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Perkins Engines Company Limited (32.004%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Mechanical Engineering, Loughborough University (42.255%)
Project Contact , Grainger & Worrall Limited (25.741%)
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Caterpillar UK Engines Company Ltd in partnership with Grainger & Worrall Ltd and Loughborough University will launch a 22-month program of research into the localised material property dependence of the casting process for key engine components. The consortium aims to harness the combined capabilities of as-cast material property prediction, cycle dependant property evolution and advanced Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) processes to simultaneously and synergistically optimise engine component design and production processes to significantly impact engine capabilities for increased efficiency and productivity at reduced cost. This research project, scheduled to start in 2015, is enabled by a 623,000 grant from the UK government s Innovate UK and builds on a previous project co-funded by the TSB (now Innovate UK). The programme of research will be performed across the consortium members' facilities in Peterborough, Bridgnorth and Loughborough.

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