Professor Mike Blundell

Professor Mike Blundell is well known for his work in vehicle dynamics and the use of multi-body systems (MBS) software. Prior to joining the University he worked for the ship and submarine design department of the Ministry of Defence and for Boeing (Europe). During the 1980s he was an early user of the multi-body systems ADAMS software while working for Tedas Ltd the original distributers of ADAMS in Europe. After joining Coventry University in 1991 he led their research in the vehicle dynamics area with a particular focus on tyre modelling and the efficient use of MBS software.

Major projects have included a collaborative EPSRC/Airbus project looking into aircraft tyre modelling and a European 6th Framework project considering occupant safety in Helicopter crashes. Recent and current work has involved the Niche Vehicle Project, the Low Carbon Vehicle Technology Project, European funded work modelling the protection of civil infrastructures from terrorist attacks and an EPSRC project looking at recyclable lightweight vehicle structures. 

  • Helisafe European FP6 Project: This project involved a consortium of European partners including Eurocopter investigating Helicopter crash safety and occupant protection
  • Low Carbon Vehicle Technology Project (LCVTP): This project involved a UK consortium of universities and companies investigating the development of new low carbon vehicle technologies
  • AWM Niche Vehicle Programme: Coventry University were the lead academic partner with Cenex investigating low carbon vehicle technology in the niche vehicle industry
  • EU JLS Modelling Infrastructure Protection from Materials to Devices (MIPMaDe): This European consortium project looked at developing materials and sensing technologies to protect the civil infrastructure from terrorist attack
  • Aircraft Tyre Modelling: This EPSRC project was carried out with collaboration from Airbus and investigated developing computer models to simulate aircraft tyres
Coventry University No.1 Modern University No.1 Modern University in the Midlands
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021