Design research at the EDC

Core work

Since 1990 the EDC has developed a reputation for delivering both original research and providing real results for industry. This page highlights the EDC's role in research.

The EDC's purpose is to deliver fundamental long term research projects and allied near-market applied research deliverables.

The methods the EDC uses to do this are those of developing tools, methodologies and software to help with the efficient sustainable design of complex processes.

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Design of Future Aircraft Carriers

Research streams

The work we do at the EDC has broadly divided into four research streams. These are:

  • Complex process integration and coordination,
  • Design for lifecycle and sustainability,
  • Decision support and optimisation, and
  • Dependability and resilience in complex software.

Research work

With a rich history of work behind it, the EDC has its sights very firmly on the future. For information the following topics give more details on the future work we intend to do and our current and recent research.

Research partnerships

The EDC has a long and successful history of working in partnership with industry. We strongly encourage you to get in touch if you feel that we can provide a solution to any problems you may have. By definition initial consultations are informal and free. You never know we may already have a solution to your problem.

Contact the EDC

For further details of the EDC's activities please get in touch with us through our contact page.

Commercial Research at Newcastle University

A full list of commercially available research facilities for Newcastle University can be found on the Services for Business web pages.

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Integrated Modelling for Strategic Planning

Strategic planning for sustainability requires complex systems to be modelled.

Because of this complexity, it is unrealistic to develop new and comprehensive models for each of the numerous possible situations likely to be encountered. Many models already exist ...

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Upcoming seminars

The EDC often hosts, arranges or is associated with a wide variety of seminars related to its activities.

These seminars (often in association with an engineering institute) are always open to students and staff at the university and often to the public.

Upcoming events will be listed on this website in the future. Please check back from time to time for updates.