At 克兰菲尔德 we want to make sure that the outcomes of our research reach their full potential. If you are interested in how 克兰菲尔德’s innovative ideas and technology can boost your business, we would be delighted to talk to you.

Dedicated to solving real-life problems, we work in close collaboration with many organisations to turn ideas and innovation into reality. A8体育为自己的灵活性和创业精神感到自豪,并有能力将项目从概念到实际交付.

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The introduction of new technology can come with exciting commercial benefits as well as risks. To encourage your business to take on new ideas and innovations, our licensing terms are designed to inspire you to take this leap. During the process we will work closely with you to maximise success.

如果您正在寻求特定的技术或业务解决方案,A8体育将向您介绍A8体育的研究 & Innovation Office who will provide support to ensure a smooth, timely and successful transfer.

Some examples of our available technologies can be found below.

Carbon stabilisation reactor (CSR)

A platform technology offering biogas pre-treatment from anaerobic digestion (AD), 提高热电联产发电厂的运作效率,并尽量减少碳足迹.

The technology is a pre-treatment device unit for controlling the CO2/CH4 ratio in biogas derived from AD. Synergy between AD and CHP is maximised when biogas is methane rich (ca. 65%). Biogas with a high proportion of CO2 lowers the burning velocity, 降低功率输出, 热电联产系统的盈利能力和投资回报,同时增加未燃烧燃料的浓度和废气排放中的温室气体. The CSR device enables precise control of CO2/CH4 ratio through a unique phase separation and selective CO2 extraction technology, and can be easily integrated into existing biogas piping infrastructure, allowing for flexible biogas pre-treatment for the broad range of AD plants and processes, from smaller scale on-farm AD to wastewater treatment plants and all scales in between.

A priority patent application has been filed protecting the method to control the CO2/CH4 concentrations and its applications for biogas plants, 以及作为热电联产的预处理单元,以实现热能和电能的可持续生产. 克兰菲尔德 welcomes contact from parties interested in exploiting this opportunity.

A novel surface jet pump apparatus for the oil-and-gas and process industries

Enhancing oil recovery under conditions of multi-phase motive flow.

A8体育开发了一种新型喷射泵装置,可以从低压井中补充油流,而不需要单独的电动增压泵. 喷射泵基于文丘里原理,利用可用的高压管线提供动力流,在井口产生吸力, and are therefore energy efficient and, 没有活动部件的, 需要较低的维护. 现有喷射泵的一个主要缺点是,如果高压管道中含有液体和气体的混合物,它们会迅速堵塞. A8体育’s novel pump design incorporates a compact, 积分相分离器,使其能够在广泛的液气混合动力流体条件下有效工作, without interrupting production flow.

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High rate, low-cost, lightweight structural parts from composites

采用单向和随机碳纤维与金属镶件相结合的超轻结构件的设计和制造工艺.

研究ers at A8体育 have developed new capabilities for low-cost, 制造率高, lightweight structural parts. This is based on know-how in design and structural optimisation. 这篇作文, 确定单向纤维带的位置和方向,以实现所需的性能和最大限度地减少部分厚度. 重量, 根据载荷,成本和刚度最大化,金属镶件可以牢固地嵌入零件的后续连接.

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大应变零泊松比使变形结构成为可能,这种超材料具有新颖的“鱼细胞”设计

根据生物灵感设计的变形结构具有智能的能力,在操作中使用分布式传感器和驱动器优化它们的形状. 在自然界中, 这种适应能力在许多物种中都被观察到:例如鸟类,它们以一种复杂的方式塑造自己的身体形状和改变翅膀的配置,以适应当前的飞行阶段. 通过变形技术获得的激进的连续的气动形状变化可以提高局部流动控制的有效性,并提供显著的改善, for example to aircraft performance globally.

A8体育的研究人员开发了一种基于“鱼细胞”结构的新型机械超材料, capable of achieving zero Poisson’s ratio in two planar directions. 将零泊松比(ZPR)超材料整合到一个层次结构中,可以适应和优化卓越的性能.

当结构改变形状时,使用“鱼细胞”超材料作为一种柔顺的“皮肤”或包层,可以解决变形下的“刚度增强”问题,从而抵抗形状的变化, as stress coupling will no longer exist. 这种“鱼细胞”超材料旨在消除大变形下的刚度增强,同时不会对邻近组件产生不良的副作用.

应用“鱼细胞”超材料为设计师提供了更大的灵活性,可以在需要平面外弯曲扭转的大跨度应用中创建结构, e.g. 飞机机翼在弯曲状态下,由于拉伸-剪切耦合,这是一个非常重要的优势.

具有零泊松比特性的超材料可以非常有利于变形应用,因为它可以防止刚度的增加和抗断裂曲率, which provides better geometric conformability. 用零泊松比超材料代替传统的蜂窝材料可以解决许多结构完整性问题. 主要的好处是最小化重量和最大化多功能,以减少材料需求和提高资源效率.

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Multi-point fibre-linked gas sensors for industrial safety and process monitoring

沿单根光纤电缆长度的甲烷气体检测的完整覆盖,具有确定的传感位置.

A8体育开发了一种方法,可以同时测量多个点的气体浓度, 使用光纤, with a single fibre-coupled laser and photodetector, by combining tunable diode laser spectroscopy (TDLS) and range resolved interferometry (RRI). 紧密间隔的气体检测单元可以沿纤维的长度部署,并可以定位为跟随单个气体管道,或在单个过程或其他危险位置附近提供多点气体传感. 随着寿命的提高和维护的减少,每个测量点的成本有可能大大降低.

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自旋出局

克兰菲尔德支持投资者通过成立公司来利用A8体育的想法和技术.

如果你的研究需要外部投资以使其具有商业可行性,A8体育可以支持成立一个分支公司. A8体育也有 business incubation facilities.

If you are in need of a new technology or require research to solve a business critical issue, please use the contact number above, 或与A8体育研究 and Innovation Office.