Dr Quanren Zeng

Manufacturing Engineer

Digital Factory


Molecular dynamics simulation on collision frictional properties of a molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) film in microgravity environment
Tong Ruiting, Han Bin, Zhang Xiao, Zhang Tao, Zeng Quanren, Liu Geng
Microgravity Science and Technology Vol 33, pp. 1-14 (2021)
Compatibility research of laser additive repairing (LAR) TA15 forgings with Ti6Al4V-xTA15 alloy
Yu Jun, Song Ye-pan, Lin Xin, Cao Zhenjie, Zeng Quan-ren, Wang Jun-jie, Huang Wei-dong
Journal of Central South University Vol 28, pp. 1015-1027 (2021)
Theoretical and experimental studies on the optimization of finger seal
Zhang Yanchao, Yin Minghu, Zeng Quanren, Wang Rui, Zhao Tong
Journal of Advanced Mechanical Design, Systems, and Manufacturing Vol 14 (2020)
Theoretical and experimental investigation of variable stiffness finger seal
Zhang Yan-chao, Yin Ming-hu, Zeng Quan-ren, Wang Ting, Wang Rui
Tribology Transactions Vol 63, pp. 634-646 (2020)
Investigations on the oxidation phenomenon of SiC/SiC fabricated by high repetition frequency femtosecond laser
Zhai Zhaoyang, Wei Chen, Zhang Yanchao, Cui Yahui, Zeng Quanren
Applied Surface Science Vol 502 (2020)
Correlating and evaluating the functionality-related properties with surface texture parameters and specific characteristics of machined components
Zeng Quanren, Qin Yi, Chang Wenlong, Luo Xichun
International Journal of Mechanical Sciences Vol 149, pp. 62-72 (2018)

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Professional activities

Professional Pilot training course -Reversing Engineering for Additive Manufacturing (Pilot)Certificate of Achievement, awarded by MTC (National Centre Additive Manufacturing)
IMechE Technical Report Writing
Professional training course: Additive Manufacturing Inspector Qualification (Pilot), Certificate of Completion, awarded by Lloyd’s Register EMEA & TWI(UK)
Journal of Vibration Engineering & Technologies (Journal)
Peer reviewer
2019 International Conference on Lightweight Materials and Manufacture (LMM 2019)
The 9th EASN International Conference on Innovation in Aviation & Space

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Zeng, Quanren (Principal Investigator) Reimer, Andreas (Researcher) Foster, Jim (Co-investigator) Devine, Ryan (Co-investigator) MacFadden, Conor (Co-investigator) Payne, Grant (Co-investigator)
The existing LMD Hybrid machine at AFRC has the capability of producing or remaking various components with low material usage for complex geometries. We hope to exploit both experimental and modelling based strategies in order to FURTHER develop the AFRC’s capability in using LMD, with a particular focus on manufacturing process monitor and control. 
The aim of this project is to develop both the control and understanding of the LMD-p process for the AFRC’s LMD Hybrid Machine by equipping it with different hardware/software integration. This would allow for improved functionality & reliability of the LMD process for future R&D projects. 
The funding source for this project is from the government-funded High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVM Catapult), which is a group of 7 manufacturing research centres in the United Kingdom and run & funded by Innovate UK since 2011.
16-Jan-2020 - 15-Jan-2021
AFRC_CORE_1439_Tooling Remanufacturing using LMD
Zeng, Quanren (Principal Investigator) Reimer, Andreas (Co-investigator) Fitzpatrick, Stephen (Principal Investigator)
03-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2020
Towards rapid and versatile biosensor manufacturing using 3D printing technology
Blair, Ewen (Co-investigator) Zeng, Quanren (Principal Investigator) Tian, Yankang (Co-investigator) Taladriz Sender, Andrea (Co-investigator)
Manufacturing biosensors remains a challenge, as the vast majority are lab-based systems not suitable for mass manufacture. However, Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) is a new and flexible method for 3D-printing additive manufacturing, well positioned to meet this task. We aim to arrive at an optimal method of employing LMD to fabricate biosensors
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2020
Numerical modelling of laser metal deposition (LMD) process for melt pool temperatu re distribution and deposited tracks’ geometry prediction(Route-to-Impact project)
Zeng, Quanren (CoPI) Qin, Yi (Principal Investigator) Tian, Yankang (Co-investigator) Reimer, Andreas (Administrator) Fitzpatrick, Stephen (Administrator)
The project was focused on the development and validation of an integrated approach for the modelling of  Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) for melt pool temperature distribution and deposited tracks’ geometry prediction for the fabrication of metal components by this additive manufacturing process. 

The project was funded by the "Route to Impact" call from the Advanced Forming Research Centre, a High Value Manufacturing Catapult Centre which is funded and managed by Innovate UK.
01-Jan-2019 - 15-Jan-2020
New aerospace advanced cost effective materials and rapid manufacturing (MMTECH)
Qin, Yi (Principal Investigator) Xu, Zhenhai (Researcher) Zeng, Quanren (Researcher)
01-Jan-2015 - 30-Jan-2019
Device For Large Scale Fog Decontamination (COUNTERFOG)
Qin, Yi (Principal Investigator) Tian, Yankang (Researcher) Yip, Arthur Lan Kuan (Researcher) Zeng, Quanren (Researcher)
01-Jan-2013 - 31-Jan-2017

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Digital Factory
Advanced Forming Research Centre

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