Dr Andrew Tappenden

Dr Andrew Tappenden

Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 604712

Email address

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Academic Office - A_015
Ground Floor
Engineering Central
Bay Campus



Andrew Tappenden's research and teaching interests lie in mechanical design, focusing on using parametric designs to make bespoke components through optimisation using finite element analysis (FEA) simulations.

His current research involves the development of customisable VR equipment to allow the inclusivity of all users into this new technology which is currently not suitable for all.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Mechanical Design
  • 3D Modelling & Simulation
  • Parameterisation and Optimisation

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests
  • Engineering Skills & Applications

  • Design and Laboratory Classes 1

  • Engineering Design 1

  • Engineering Professional Development

  • Computer Aided Engineering