Mrs Rhian Kerton
Associate Professor
Engineering
Telephone: (01792) 295972
Room: Academic Office - A_213
Second Floor
Engineering Central
Bay Campus

Publications

  1. & A design of experiments approach for the optimisation of energy and waste during the production of parts manufactured by 3D printing. Journal of Cleaner Production 139, 74-85.
  2. & Temperature effects on DLC coated micro moulds. Surface and Coatings Technology 307(Part A), 28-37.

Teaching

  • EG-262 Stress Analysis 1

    This module continues on from EG-120 and includes: section properties; unsymmetrical bending; stresses in thick cylinders; rotating discs; theories of failure; stress concentration effects; fatigue and linear elastic fracture mechanics.

  • EG-294 Airframe Structures

    This module covers the fundamentals of linear elasticity and the stress analysis of the thin-walled structural components which are commonly employed in the design of modern wings and fuselages. In particular, the bending, shearing and twisting of thin-walled beams with open, closed or multi-cell cross-sections is studied in detail. The stiffening effect of stringers is investigated and end constraints are discussed. Numerous examples demonstrate the application of the theory. The module teaches the analytical skills, but also develops the students' feeling for thin-walled structures.

  • EG-353 Research Project

    The module involves the application of scientific and engineering principles to the solution of a practical problem associated with engineering systems and processes. The student will gain experience in working independently on a substantial, individually assigned task, using accepted planning procedures. It will require and develop self-organisation and the critical evaluation of options and results, as well as developing technical knowledge in the chosen topic.

  • EG-M108 Advanced Polymers & Composites

    The module will provide a deeper understanding of the technology of plastics & composites processing. The material covered will cross cut the engineering disciplines of advanced manufacturing technology and polymer science to broaden the technical and industrial context of polymer and composite processing. Within the content of the module simulation software will be applied to industrial case study examples for critical evaluation. In addition, the module will also introduce micro injection moulding, composite layups and 3-D printing.

  • EGA229 Experimental Studies - Aerospace

    The course introduces the students to experimental studies in a wide range of subjects relevant to Aerospace Engineering. Each experiment is self contained and the student will present the findings in written form through a lab report (or combination of lab reports and class tests) which will have a set of experiment specific questions to answer. This written reports and class tests also forms the basis for the assessment. All students work in groups and carry out five in-situ experiments and one external experiment, however the assignments are all individually submitted. The students keep a log-book of the experimental observations and results, which is used for reference for the technical report from each experiment written-up within the fortnight after the experiment.

  • EGW353 Research Project (Welsh)

    Mae'r modiwl hwn yn canolbwyntio ar ddefnyddio gwyddoniaeth a pheirianneg i ddatrys problemau ymarferol sy¿n ymdrin â systemau a phrosesau peirianneg. Bydd y myfyrwyr yn elwa o brofiad o weithio yn annibynnol ar dasg unigryw sylweddol trwy ddefnyddio sgiliau cynllunio prosiectau safonol. Bydd angen i¿r myfyriwr datblygu sgiliau hunan drefn, gwerthusiad beirniadol o opsiynau a chanlyniadau ynghyd a datblygu gwybodaeth dechnegol sy¿n addas i¿r maes.

Supervision

  • Advanced Composite Manufacturing of Wind Turbine Blades and Shield (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Andrew Rees

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2014 Present Senior Lecturer College of Engineering, Swansea University
2012 2014 Senior Lecturer University of South Wales
2008 2012 Lead Propulsion Engineer GP7000/RB211-524/CFM-56 Engine Overhaul GE Aviation
2004 2008 Composites Materials and Processing Engineer – Airbus A350 XWB Airbus
2000 2004 Quality and Environmental Management – ISO14001 Certification GKN PLC
2000 2004 Facilities and Process Engineering - F/A-22 Raptor Canopies GKN PLC
2000 2004 Composites Materials and Processing Engineer - Airbus A380 GKN PLC

External Responsibilities

  • CEng, Chartered Engineer

    2014 - Present

  • Member, Royal Aeronautical Society

    1996 - Present

  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy

    2013 - Present

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Employability Champion - Aerospace Portfolio

    2015 - Present

  • Chair - Learning and Teaching Enhancement Centre

    2015 - Present