Andrew Keppel

BEng MEngSc

BEng in Mechanical Engineering from University of Limerick
 

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering 
Principal Investigator with SecurityCore

 
  • Research Interests
  • Publications
  • Research Supervision

Research Interests

  • The design of rigid and flexible armour systems for use with first responders.
  • Blast analysis of energetic devices 
  • Fragmentation
  • Blast effects
  • Vapour Cloud Movement including CBRN
  • Remote/Robotic systems
  • Remote Weapons Systems
  • UAV & UGV

Current Research Projects

  • Development of a lightweight vehicle add on armour system utilising shear thickening fluids.
  • Analysis of Viscous Body Armour Systems.
  • CBRN 3D modelling analysis of an urban environment with emphasis on vapour cloud movement and dispersal.
  • Development of a lightweight and cost effective armour protection system for applications involving first time responders in a high threat environment.

Current Publications

KEPPEL, A., FINNAN, J., RICE, B., OWENDE, P. & MACDONNELL, K. 2013. Cereal grain combustion in domestic boilers. Biosystems Engineering, 115, 136-143.

Research Team

Andrew Keppel Research team leader

Sean Belton, postgraduate student 
Project title “Analysis of Viscous Body Armour Systems”

Edward Lillis, postgraduate student
Project title “CBRN 3D modelling analysis of an urban environment with emphasis on vapour cloud movement and dispersal”

Patrick Walsh, postgraduate student
Project title “Development of a lightweight and cost effective armour protection system for applications involving first time responders in a high threat environment”

External Collaborators

Ordnance Group, DFTC, Defence Forces, Ireland