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Innovative engineering case studies

At the University of Bradford our research has long been underpinned by the ethos of Making Knowledge Work and this aspiration drives us to create real impact at a local, national and international level.  Our researchers work at the forefront of their fields to address some of the most pressing challenges facing society.

We work to communicate and share our knowledge with employers and organisations world-wide across the private, public, voluntary and community sectors.  Here are some examples of the pioneering work undertaken in innovative engineering:

Improving root canal treatment

Bradford researchers have applied their micro and nano technology expertise to develop a new process and new material that have radically improved root canal treatment for thousands of dental patients.

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New polymer materials for construction and medical use

A range of new materials for the construction and medical industries have been developed thanks to the unique engineering expertise of researchers at the University of Bradford.

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Braking systems research delivers improved design, safety and performance

Engineers at the University's Automotive Research Centre have been applying their expertise to the technical, environmental and economic challenges faced by major vehicle and brake manufacturers for over 20 years.

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Mapping traffic noise

Research at the University of Bradford using novel boundary element methods has resulted in more accurate and efficient predictions of the noise created by roads and railways and of how sound spreads from the transport corridor, enabling more effective design and positioning of noise barriers and earth banks. Bradford researchers refined two areas of modelling applied to noise prediction, which helped to ensure that two new models 'NORD2000 and HARMONOISE' were able to provide more accurate results.

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Reducing waste and keeping the noise down

A sound-proofing material made almost entirely from recycled industrial waste has been developed by researchers at the University of Bradford.

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