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Dr Nenad Djordjevic

Dr Nenad Djordjevic
Senior Lecturer in Structural Integrity

Howell Building 107

Research area(s)

  • the development of constitutive models in the framework of thermodynamics and configurational mechanics that are applicable to metals and composites in small and finite deformation problems;
  • the simulation of a range of impact and crashworthiness problems in the area of aerospace, naval and automotive sectors, including bird strike, high velocity impact and fluid structure interaction problems.

Research Interests

Dr Nenad Djordjevic had been working in Applied Mechanics and Astronautics Department of Cranfield University for over five years, before he joined Brunel and NSIRC. The main area of Nenad’s research interests is development of constitutive models in the framework of thermodynamics and configurational mechanics, applicable to the metals and composites. In particular, his research is oriented towards the simulation of a range of impact and crashworthiness problems in the area of aerospace, naval and automotive industry, including bird strike, high velocity impact and fluid structure interaction problems. Another area of interest is design and application of experimental techniques developed for characterisation of dynamic behaviour of materials. Nenad has been involved in several European Framework programmes, such as TEMPUS, FP6 and FP7, Horizon2020 and a number of industrial projects, developed in collaboration with Rolls Royce, AWE, Lockheed Martin, Office of Naval Research (USA) etc. He is a co-author of seven papers, published in high impact journals, and twelve publications presented in the international conferences.

Research grants and projects

Research Projects

Project details

  • “EXTREME Dynamic Loading - Pushing the Boundaries of Aerospace Composite Material Structures”, Horozion2020 project, 2015-2019
  • “Mechanical and Numerical Testing of the Polysulphide Sealant”, funded by RR, 2015
  • “Open Rotor Impact Evaluation: Trailing Blade Integrity of the Current Aero Engine Design”, funded by RR, 2013
  • “Bird Strike on Single Composite ELBE Blade”, principle investigator, supported by Rolls Royce UK, 2012
  • “Cavitating Riblets for High Speed Surface Vessels”, principle investigator, Cranfield University, supported by Office of Naval Research USA London, 2010 – 2011

Research clients and partners include:

  • Rolls Royce UK
  • AWE (Atomic Weapons Establishment);
  • McLaren F1;
  • Office of Naval Research (USA);
  • Lockheed and Martin;