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Aerospace Malaysia Research Centre (AMRC)

Aerospace Malaysia Research Centre (AMRC)

 

ABOUT US

Aerospace Malaysia Research Centre (AMRC) previously known as Aerospace Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) was established in the year of 2012. The purpose of the centre is to be a platform for the Aerospace researchers to connect, communicate and collaborate in their research works. The centre consists of one head of the centre and five principle researchers. This is centre is the first centre of its kind in Malaysia and specialized in design, aerodynamics, aircraft structure, controls, advanced simulation, and simulation tools.  

 

The centre’s flagship is the 4 seaters light aircraft namely Cirrus SR 20.  This aircraft is used for undergraduate teaching so that the students are exposed to the real working aircraft. Furthermore several important research work has been conducted in the area of aircraft control by using this aircraft. Another flagship of the centre is the International Conference of Computational in Engineering and Health Sciences (ICCMEH). This annual conference is a jointly organised conference by AMRC UPM, Manipal University and Kyutech Institute of Technology (KIT) Japan. Past conference has attracted many researchers from more than 10 countries around the world. The focus of this conference is on the advanced simulation and numerical methodsdunia. Tumpuan persidangan ini adalah pada simulasi dan kaedah berangka maju.

 

Objective AMRC :

 

  1. i) To serve and facilitate interdisciplinary research activities in the field of aerospace technologies.
  2. ii) To strengthen the collaboration with the government agencies, industrial partners and organisations in aerospace technologies via consultation and services.
  • iii) To disseminate specialized knowledge through education and training.
  1. iv) To increase public awareness about aerospace technologies.

 

 

VISION

 

To be the leading research centre in aerospace applications and technologies in the asean region

 

 

 

MISSION

 

To serve and facilitate interdisciplinary research activities in the field of aerospace.

 

 

RESEARCH AREA

  1. i) Fundamental and applied aerodynamics
  2. ii) Aircraft vehicle design and system integration
  • iii) Structure, materials and manufacturing
  1. iv) Aerospace Vehicle Guidance and Control
  2. v) Heat transfer and propulsion

 

 

STAFF

 

Name

Position

Emel

Prof. Madya Ir. Dr. Kamarul Arifin Ahmad

Ketua

aekamarul@upm.edu.my

 

 

KEY RESEARCHERS

 

No.

Name

1

Dr. Mohamad Ridzwan Ishak

2

Dr. Norkhairunnisa Mazlan

3

Dr. Chia Chen Ciang

4

Dr. Mohd Faisal Abdul Hamid

5

Dr. Ezanee Gires

 

ACTIVE RESEARCH GRANTS

No.

Project Leader

Research Title

Grant Name

1

Faizal Bin Mustapha

Effects Of Cutting Processes In Composite Material For Aerospace Applications

Geran Putra

2

Azmin Shakrine Bin Mohd Rafie

Development Of Mini Magnus Wind Turbine For Household Electricity Use At Low Wind Speed Condition

Geran Putra

3

Renuganth A/L Varatharajoo

Coplanar & Non-Coplanar Spacecraft Formation Flying

Geran Putra

4

Mohammad Yazdi Bin Harmin

Mass Reduction Of A Conceptual Small Satellite Structure Implementing Metallic Alloys Using Metal Perforation Techniques

Geran Putra

5

Zairil Azhar Zaludin

Flight Dynamics and Contril Study Of Flight Transition Phases For A Small Scale Vertical Takeoff/Landing Fixed Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Geran Putra

6

Mohd Faisal Bin Abdul Hamid

Active Flow Control For Coanda Aircraft

Geran Putra

7

Abd Rahim Bin Abu Talib

Fire Testing Of Aluminium Alloy With Carbon Fiber And Kenaf Fiber Sandwich Panel For Aeroengine Application

Geran Putra

8

Ermira Junita Binti Abdullah

Optimal Feedback Control Of Shape Memory Alloy Actuated Morphing Wing System

Geran Putra

9

Ermira Junita Binti Abdullah

Aeromechanics Of Micro Air Vehicle Asymmetrical Flapping Wing At Low Reynolds Number

Geran Putra

10

Faizal Bin Mustapha

Fire Retardant Sandwitch Structure

Projek Kolaborasi

11

Renuganth A/L Varatharajoo

Robust Fligh Control for Nonlinier Aircraft

AUN/SEED-Net (jicA)

 

 

 

PUBLICATION LIST FOR 2018

 

  1. i) Nonsingular terminal sliding mode control technique for attitude tracking problem of a small satellite with combined energy and attitude control system (CEACS)
  2. ii) Effect of Alkali and Silane Treatments on Mechanical and Interfacial Bonding Strength of Sugar Palm Fibers with Thermoplastic Polyurethane
  • iii) Tensile properties of hybrid biocomposite reinforced epoxy modified with Carbon Nanotube (CNT)
  1. iv) Numerical and experimental analyses of the flow around a rotating circular cylinder at subcritical regime of Reynolds number using K-E and K-Ω-SST turbulent models
  2. v) Dynamic behaviour of woven bio fiber composite
  3. vi) Impact behaviour of hybrid composites for structural applications: A review
  • vii) Magnus wind turbine: the effect of sandpaper surface roughness on cylinder blades
  • viii) Statistical partial wavefield imaging using Lamb wave signals
  1. ix) Parametric study to determine optimum HVAC in a hospital operation theatre
  2. x) Reducing flow separation in T-junction pipe using Vortex Generator: CFD study
  3. xi) Pipe material effect on water network leak detection using a pressure residual vector method
  • xii) Computational fluid dynamics study of blood flow in aorta using OpenFOAM
  • xiii) Mechanical properties of Fibre-metal laminates made of natural/synthetic fibre composites
  • xiv) HCNG fueled spark-ignition (SI) engine with its effects on performance and emissions
  1. xv) A study on the low velocity impact response of hybrid Kenaf-Kevlar composite laminates through drop test rig technique
  • xvi) Preface
  • The challenges of natural fiber in manufacturing, material selection, and technology application: A review
  • The effects of multi-walled CNT in Bamboo/Glass fibre hybrid composites: Tensile and flexural properties
  • xix) Effect of gamma radiation on compressive properties of Kevlar/oil palm empty fruit bunch hybrid composites
  1. xx) Tensile and flexural properties of a newly developed bulletproof vest using a Kenaf/X-ray film hybrid composite
  • xxi) Effect of benzoyl treatment on flexural and compressive properties of sugar palm/glass fibres/epoxy hybrid composites
  • Detection, Localisation and Assessment of Defects in Pipes Using Guided Wave Techniques: A Review
  • An investigation on longitudinal residual strains distribution of thin-walled press-braked cold formed steel sections using 3D FEM technique
  • Temperature and strain feedback control for shape memory alloy actuated composite plate
  • Haemodynamics behaviour in normal and stenosed renal artery using computational fluid dynamics
  • Numerical study of haemodynamics behaviour in normal and single stenosed renal artery using fluid - structure interaction
  • Lightning strike evaluation on composite and biocomposite vertical-axis wind turbine blade using structural health monitoring approach
  • Haemodynamics study in subject-specific abdominal aorta with renal bifurcation using CFD - A case study
  • The macro-fibre composite–bonded effect analysis on the micro-energy harvester performance and structural health–monitoring system of woven kenaf turbine blade for vertical axis wind turbine application
  • Numerical studies on heat ventilation air conditioning (HVAC) system in operation theaters: A review
  • Public survey on new in-flight food delivery and waste collection system
  • Quality Function Deployment for new standing cabin concept of commercial transport aircraft
  • Freestream velocity correction in narrow channels
  • Lift force for cylindrical and elliptical Coandă aircraft design
  • A review of techniques for embedding shape memory alloy (SMA) wires in smart woven composites
  • Fire behavioural and mechanical properties of carbon fibre reinforced aluminium laminate composites for aero-engine
  • Heat transfer performance of multiple holes impingement cooling technique
  • Sensitivity analysis on the model input parameters of flapping wing kinematics for optimum level flight via particle swarming optimization
  • Simulation framework for civil tiltrotor mission performance
  1. xl) Performance analysis of an Organic Rankine Cycle system with superheater utilizing exhaust gas of a turbofan engine
  • xli) Semi-infinite solid heat transfer limitation
  • xlii) Performance measure of satellite flying in coplanar and non-coplanar formation
  • Material selection and design analysis of multi-purpose disposable safety syringe
  • Preliminary investigation on experimental modal analysis of high aspect ratio rectangular wing model
  • xlv) Aircraft pitch control tracking with sliding mode control
  • Review of improvements on heat transfer using nanofluids via corrugated facing step
  • Conceptual exploration for airborne wind energy system for electricity generation in Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Malaysia - MBSE approach
  • Development of an aircraft load planning system for distribution of passenger baggage
  • Nonlinear reduced order model of high aspect ratio rectangular wing plate
  1. l) Ergonomics assessment of current aircraft passenger seat design against Malaysian anthropometry data
  2. li) Malaysian public survey on the current carry-on luggage handling onboard commercial transport aircraft
  • lii) A parallel distributed compensation approach to fuzzy control of spacecraft combined attitude and sun tracking
  • liii) Development of attitude control system for hybrid airship vehicle
  • liv) Parametric study of varying ribs orientation and sweep angle of un-tapered wing box model
  1. lv) CFD simulation of local exhaust ventilation for aviation fire-test lab
  • lvi) Towards a sustainable aerogel airship: A primer
  • lvii) Flexible and extendable advance satellite tracking system
  • Investigation on user experience goals for joystick interface design
  • lix) Aerodynamic performance of X-plane with two different types of inboard stores
  1. lx) Wing-in-ground-effect craft: A case study in aerodynamics
  • lxi) Performance of a monarch butterfly for various flapping angle

 

  1. i) Natural fiber for green technology in automotive industry: A brief review
  2. ii) Hybrid Composites Based on Kenaf, Jute, Fiberglass Woven Fabrics: Tensile and Impact Properties
  • iii) Flexural and Impact Properties of A New Bulletproof Vest Insert Plate Design Using Kenaf Fibre Embedded with X-Ray Films
  1. iv) Effect of Fly Ash Content and Applied Load on Wear Behaviour of AA6063 Aluminium Alloy
  2. v) Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) as nanofillers in bamboo/glass hybrid composites and their effect on tensile, flexural and impact properties
  3. vi) Effect of carbon nanotube (CNT) concentration on flexural properties of flax hybrid bio-composite
  • vii) Tensile properties of a kenaf/x-ray film hybrid composite
  • viii) Lightning damages in glass fiber-epoxy composite material used for aerospace applications
  1. ix) Computational modelling of an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) waste heat recovery system for an aircraft engine
  2. x) An overview of horizontal-axis Magnus wind turbines
  3. xi) Parametric optimization and performance analysis of a waste heat recovery system using Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC)
  • xii) Ballistic impact analysis of double-layered metal plates
  • xiii) Generation of design alternatives of vertical passenger seat for standing cabin concept in commercial transport aircraft
  • xiv) Robust baseline design selection methodology: Aircraft redesign case study
  1. xv) Water absorption analysis on impregnated kenaf with nanosilica for epoxy/kenaf composite
  • xvi) Extraction and surface characterization of novel bast fibers extracted from the Pennisetum Purpureum plant for composite application

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED IN 2018

 

  1. i) Composite Centre (CC) in UTM
  2. ii) Advanced Engineering and Innovation Centre (AEIC) in UIA
  • iii) Centre for Defence Research and Technology (CODRAT) in UPNM
  1. iv) Asia Aerospace City Research and Technology Centre, Nottingham University

 

 

CONTACT INFO

 

Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Kamarul Arifin Ahmad

Head, Aerospace Malaysia Research Centre (AMRC),

Level 7, Tower Block, Faculty of Engineering,

43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor.

Updated:: 15/07/2019 [m_zulfadhli]

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