Ewan Norris

Aura Centre for Doctoral Training

Work with industry, drive innovation, develop a sustainable future.

Cohort 3 Student

Ewan Norris

Background: Before coming to Aura I completed a Masters in Mechanical Engineering during which I studied energy systems and policy, nuclear systems and focused my dissertations on designing novel solutions for testing corrosion and non-imaging sensors for assessing fracture healing. I completed an industrial placement where I helped design and model building services systems as well as providing consultation for clients. During my undergraduate degree my strengths lay in designing novel solutions and utilising programming for data acquisition and analysis, going forward the technical skills I hope to bring to my research project are systems design and these programming skills.

Research Interests: For my research project I am excited to work with Siemens Gamesa to produce a digital twin of the turbine blade factory in Hull. The digital twin will be a simulation package that will digitally replicate the processes occurring within the factory by using modelling and production data to provide a powerful real time analysis tool, this will open the way for improving manufacturing efficiency and predicting real world performance of turbine blades. Areas of this project that interest me include how we will reproduce the outcomes of manual processes digitally and utilising edge computing to streamline the digital twin.

Why I applied to the Aura CDT: For the opportunity to collaborate with and get to know similarly minded peers that come from a range of backgrounds and bring different skills to the issue of tackling zero carbon energy solutions. It is my belief that the technical challenges facing offshore wind cannot be separated from the environmental drivers of this industry and that the best route to a zero carbon energy system will lie down a holistic and interdisciplinary approach, I look forward to pursuing this with colleagues in Aura.

My PhD Research:

Blade Factory Digital Twin for Recording and Analysing Production Parameters


Contact: E.A.Norris-2021@hull.ac.uk

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ewan-norris

For an informal discussion, call +44 (0) 1482 463331
or contact auracdt@hull.ac.uk