Professor Clive Neal-Sturgess BSc, PhD, CEng, FIMechE, FIM3, FHEA, FRSA

 

Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical Engineering

Professor Clive Neal-Sturgess

Contact details

School of Mechanical Engineering
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

Clive Neal-Sturgess is the former Director of the University of Birmingham Automotive Safety Centre.
Clive has published over 170 papers, and co-authored three books. His research income is in excess of £6m.
After many years conducting research into Finite Element methods, latterly he has been active is using Continuum damage Mechanics and Entropy methods to predict the outcomes of Blunt Impact Trauma stemming from automotive crashes.

He holds two visiting chairs, at Coventry University and Birmingham City University, and is active within the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Website: www.neal-sturgess.com  

Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Institute of Materials Mining & Metallurgy (1995)
  • Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (1987)
  • Chartered Engineer (1981)
  • PhD University of Birmingham 1971

Biography

Clive Neal-Sturgess was educated at King Edward VI School Nuneaton, was a Student Apprentice, graduated with a 1st Class Honours’ Degree from Lanchester College Coventry, and took his PhD in Impact Forming at the University of Birmingham.

He held the Jaguar Chair of Automotive Engineering 1988-2004, and was formerly Head of Mechanical Engineering at Birmingham. He has spent the majority of his academic career teaching mechanics, at all levels, and researching Finite Element Methods, Continuum Damage Mechanics, and latterly injuries to car occupants and pedestrians in crashes using Entropy methods.

He is co-author of three books and currently 173 research publications.

Research

Research Themes

  • Prediction of morbidity and mortality using Entropy methods.
  • Development of Finite Element Plasticity

Research Activity

  • Currently three research students at Coventry University and Birmingham City University
  • Current application to MRC

Other activities

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
  • Member of Engineering Integrity Society (EIS)
  • Subscribing Member, Institute of Physics
  • Member of the of Engineering Professors Council Executive
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy 2001 on
  • Chairman of the IMechE Automobile Division Centre in Birmingham 2003 on

Publications

  • Al Shammaria, C. Neal-Sturgess, et al. (2008). Modelling Human Body Movement in Road Accidents and consequences for the Cervical Spine. The Saudi Innovation Conference 2008, , Leeds University, UK.
  • Al-Shammari, N. K., A. S. Al-Mejrad, et al. (2010). "Accident Reconstruction of Some Uncommon Spinal Injuries in Auto-Crashes in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia." J. Ann Saudi Med.
  • Al-Shammari, N. K., A. M. Hassan, et al. (2011). "Accident reconstruction of some uncommon spinal
    injuries in auto-crashes in the Kingdom of Saudi  Arabia." Saudi Medical Journal 32(4).
  • Al-Shammari, N. K., A. M. Hassan, et al. (2010). Mechanism of Spinal Injuries Sustained by Drivers of Passenger Cars during Collisions with Camels. The 6th World Congress on Biomechanics, Singapore.
  • Al-Shammari, N. K., C. E. Neal-Sturgess, et al. (2008). Simulation of Spinal Injury in Camel–Vehicle Collision (CVC). The Saudi International Innovation Conference (SIIC-2008), Leeds, UK.
  • Ashford, R. L., C. E. Neal-Sturgess, et al. (2011). "A Fundamental Study on the Aerodynamics of Four Middle and Long Distance Running Shoes " International Journal of Sports Science and Engineering.
  • Baumgartner, D., D. Marjoux, et al. (2007). Pedestrian safety enhancement using finite element modelling. ESV 2007.
  • Bovenkerk, J., B. Lorenz, et al. (2007). Pedestrian Protection in Case of Windscreen Impact. crash.tech 2007, April 17 to 18, 2007, Congress Center Leipzig, TÜV SÜD Automotive GmbH.
  • Carter, E., S. Ebdon, et al. (2005). Optimization of Passenger Car Design for the Mitigation of Pedestrian Head Injury Using a Genetic Algorithm. Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO-2005, Washington DC, ACM Press.
  • Carter, E., S. Ebdon, et al. (2004). Optimisation of Car Design for the Mitigation of Pedestrian Head Injuries using a Genetic Algorithm. Abstract submitted to Vehicle Safety 2004, London, IMechE.
  • Carter, E., C. E. Neal-Sturgess, et al. (2007). Vehicle geometry corridors for pedestrian safety tests. ESV 2007, Lyon.
    Coley, G., R. de Lange, et al. (2001). Pedestrian Human Body Validation Using Detailed Real-World Accidents. IRCOBI 2001, Isle of Man.
  • Coley, G., C. E. Neal-Sturgess, et al. (2004). A Passive Safety Gap analysis of Real world Accident Data. ICRASH 2004, San Francisco.
  • E. Carter, C. E. Neal-Sturgess, et al. (2008). "APROSYS in-depth database of serious pedestrian and cyclist road traumas." International Journal of Crashworthiness (special APROSYS edition), Dec 2008 13(6): 629.
  • E. Carter and C. E. Neal-Sturgess (2009). "MADYMO reconstruction of a real-world collision between a vehicle and cyclist." International Journal of Crashworthiness 14(4): 379.
  • Guo, R., A.H.Hassan, et al. (2006). "Road traffic accident data collection and analysis for road safety research " International Journal of Crashworthiness, 2006. Submitted.
  • Guo, R., A. Hassan, et al. (2005). Road traffic accident data collection and analysis for road safety research. INFAT 2005, China.
  • Guo, R., Neal-Sturgess. C.E, et al. (2006). A Study of an Asian Anthropometric Pedestrian in Vehicle-Pedestrian Accidents Using Real World Accident Data. ICRASH 2006, Athens.
  • Hartley, P., I. Pillinger, et al. (2001). Computational Modelling of Thin Sheet Rolling Incorporating the Influence of Roll Deformation on Variations in Sheet Thickness. European Conference on Computational Mechanics: ECCM - 2001, Cracow, Poland.
  • Hoffmann, J., M. Freisinger, et al. (2011). Investigation of pre-braking on unbelted occupant position and injuries
    using an active Human Body Model (HBM). ESV 2011.
  • Hu, Y., N.-S. C.E, et al. (2006). The Effect of an Inflatable Tubular Structure on Occupant Kinematics in Rollover of an SUV. ICRASH 2006, Athens.
  • Hu, Y., A. M. Hassan, et al. (2005). Comparison of Rollover Crash Characteristics
    of Passenger cars and Sport Utility Vehicles. The 4th Int. Forum of Automotive Traffic Safety (INFATS), Changsha, China.
  • Hu, Y., A. M. Hassan, et al. (2005). Comparison of Rollover Crash characteristics of Passenger Cars and Sport Utility Vehicles,. Proc. of the 4th International Forum of Automotive Traffic Safety 2005, Beijing
  • Hu, Y. and C. E. Neal-Sturgess (2007). "Modelling the Effects of Seat Belts on Occupant Kinematics and Injury Risk in the Rollover of a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV)." SAE 2007 Transactions - Journal of Passenger Cars 2007-01-1502.
  • Hu, Y., C. E. Neal-Sturgess, et al. (2006). Occupant Kinematics and Injury Risk in The Rollover of A Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV). Proc. of the 2006 China International Conference of Automotive Safety Technology, Beijing, Aug 14-16, 2006.
  • Hu, Y., C. E. Neal-Sturgess, et al. (2006). "Simulation of Vehicle Kinematics in Rollover Tests with Quaternions, , IMechE, 2006. (In press) " Proceedings IMechE Part D, Journal of Automobile Engineering 220(11): 1503.
  • Hu, Y., C. E. Neal-Sturgess, et al. (2006). "Modeling the Effects of an Inflatable Tubular Structure (ITS) on Occupant Kinematics and Injury Risk in the Rollover of a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), ." International Journal of Crashworthiness, 2006. Accepted.
  • Jiang, C. and C. E. Neal-Sturgess (2007). "A study of the simulation of a front-crash-induced rollover crash." Proc. IMechE Part D: J. of Automobile Engineering 221(No 12): 1487 - 1497.
  • Jiang, C., C. E. Neal-Sturgess, et al. (2006). A Study of the Simulation of Occupant Kinematics and Roof Crush during a Car Rollover China International Conference of Automotive Safety Technology Beijing.
  • JIANG, C., C. E. N. Sturgess, et al. (2010). "Kinematics simulation and head injury analysis for rollovers using Madymo." Int. J. Crashworthiness.
  • Neal-Sturgess, C. E. (2008) "A Direct Derivation of the Griffith-Irwin Relationship using a Crack tip
    Unloading Stress Wave Model." arXiv 0810.2218 Volume, DOI:
  • Neal-Sturgess, C. E. (2010) "The Entropy of Morbidity Trauma and Mortality." arXiv 1008.3695 Volume, DOI:
  • Neal-Sturgess, C. E., E. Carter, et al. (2007). APROSYS European In-Depth Pedestrian Database. ESV 2007.
  • Sturgess, C. E. N. (2001). "Peak Virtual Power - A Global Injury Criteria." Passive Safety Network Workshop on Human Body Modelling, March 29 and 30, 2001, from www.passivesafety.com/.
  • Sturgess, C. E. N. (2002). "A Thermomechanical Theory of Impact Trauma." Proc. IMechE, Part D: J. of Automobile Div. 216: 883-895.
  • Sturgess, C. E. N. (2006). "Bologna and the MEng." International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education.
  • Sturgess, C. E. N., G. Coley, et al. (2002). Pedestrian Injuries: Effects of Impact Speed and Contact Stiffness. Vehicle Safety 2002, IMechE London, MEP.
  • Sturgess, C. E. N., R. Cuerden, et al. (2001). The Relationship of AIS to Peak Virtual Power. AAAM 2001, San Antonio Texas, AAAM.

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