Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD)
Kelvin Lake is a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) in Swansea, specialising in FEA, Optimisation and Stress Analysis. He started his career at Jaguar Cars developing these vehicles for both Crashworthiness and Noise Vibration and Harshness. During this time he was introduced to both Finite Element Analysis and Optimisation techniques and how these can be used within the design process to make it more efficient.
Kelvin then went on to successfully introduce the lessons learnt at Jaguar Cars to many other Automotive OEMS and first tier suppliers throughout Europe, North America, Japan and Australia. Kelvin joined what is now UWTSD in 2008. Since joining UWTSD, this interest in Stress Analysis, FEA, Optimisation and the design process has continued. He now teaches this to both Undergraduates and Postgraduates in Swansea as well as carrying out research into this area which has resulted in several publications. The work presented here is part of a PhD currently being undertaken by Kelvin looking at ‘A Design Methodology for the Implementation of Structural Orthotropic Composite Materials in High Performance Systems’, which is due to be completed in the summer of 2019. Kelvin has a personal interest in improving the kinds of products mentioned in this work since he is a keen amateur snowboarder and kitesurfer. This has resulted in Kelvin introducing research and courses focused in these and similar areas at UWTSD.