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Neil Hayes
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The 3D truss technology can be used for aerospace satellites

3D truss structures

An engineering design tool that calculates the resulting truss elastic/thermal expansivity properties of all possible 3D truss structures.

All elastic and thermal expansivity properties are recorded for these structures

Key benefits

  • Improvements to truss structures stability can be achieved with little or no stiffness or weight penalties.
  • The optimisation is a low cost solution.


  • Satellite truss structures that are subject to large heat differentials.
  • Aeronautical and aerospace industry.
  • Truss systems are very widely used in transport applications and civil infrastructure.

IP status

Proprietary software and databases have been developed for this tool and are covered by copyright.

Commercial opportunity

The University is keen to discuss potential partnerships with a view to collaborations or commercial licensing opportunities