Welcome

PRISM2 is a research centre at the University of Birmingham, with expertise in the modelling of materials, manufacturing and design for high technology applications in the aerospace and power generation sectors. It is located in the Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC) on the University of Birmingham's Edgbaston campus. There are strong links with the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) based at Ansty Park, Coventry. Click here for more information on researchers involved in PRISM2.

The Opportunity

Scientists and engineers – using advanced computer-based software – can now make astonishingly realistic and accurate simulations virtually. At PRISM2, we specialise in the simulation of manufacturing operations for high performance applications, e.g. welding and joining, casting, heat treatment, forming, forging and net-shape methods. We are particularly skilled in the modelling of the behaviour of structural materials during such processing, and the subsequent in-service performance of components made from them. We have strong links with companies in the aerospace and power generation sectors, amongst others. Click here for more information on what we are working on.

Latest News

Essentials of Data Visualisation and Infographic Design

Essentials of Data Visualisation and Infographic Design

Mon 12th October

A two-hour seminar will be given by the data visualisation specialist, Andy Kirk, through a blend of teaching, discussion and group exercise starting from evaluating works, conceiving ideas, exploring data and identifying best-fit solutions to effective data presentation.

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The CHART project

The CHART project

Mon 20th October

The CHART project - Materials Testing and Analysis for Business

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PRISM presents at the Royal Academy of Engineers Summer Soiree

PRISM presents at the Royal Academy of Engineers Summer Soiree

Tue 1st July

The University of Birmingham's School of Metallurgy & Materials were invited to showcase their projects at the Royal Academy of Engineers Soiree at the MTC, Coventry.

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CASiM² Business Engagement Activities

CASiM² Business Engagement Activities

Mon 28th April

As a part of the CASiM project, the University is able to offer West Midlands Small-Medium Enterprise companies 2 days business assist with computer modelling projects

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Our Partners

The PRISM2 project work with the following partners

University of Birmingham

Rolls-Royce plc.

ESI-Group

IBM United Kingdom

OCF plc.

AMD

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

BlueBEAR High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster

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