Dr Stephen Quayle

Teaching Fellow

Research Interests

Originally from the Isle of Man, Steve came to Lancaster to study the MEng in Mechatronics. After graduation he moved to Cambridge for the Advanced Course in Design Manufacture and Management, before returning to Lancaster to start his research career. Early research was in the field of Construction Robotics and automation of large equipment. More recently, focus has been in renewable energy, particularly tidal energy devices where he completed his PhD in 2012. Work foccusses on the use of multi-element profiles to improve the hydrodynamic efficiency of machines.

Stephen is Director of Undergraduate Admissions within the Engineering Department and as such in 2017 he moved to being a Teaching Fellow.

Wave induced stress profile on a paired column semisubmersible hull formation for column reinforcement
Odijie, C., Quayle, S.D., Ye, J. 15/07/2017 In: Engineering Structures. 143, p. 77-90. 14 p.
Journal article

Preliminary investigation of a novel breakwater combining coastal defence and energy generation for near shore environments
Hillmann, M., Quayle, S., Li, M. 15/11/2011
Conference paper

Numerical and experimental investigation of a novel breakwater combining coastal defence and energy generation for near shore environment
Hillmann, M., Li, M., Quayle, S. 7/09/2011
Conference paper

Torque ripple and power in a variable pitch vertical axis tidal turbine
Winchester, J., Quayle, S. 5/09/2011
Conference paper

A Basic Design-Build-Test Experience: Model Wind Turbine using Additive Manufacture
Widden, M., Rennie, A., Quayle, S., Gunn, K. 23/06/2011 In: Conference proceedings 7th International CDIO Conference, Technical University of Denmark, 20th – 22nd June 2011. Technical University of Denmark p. 1039-1048. 10 p.
Paper

Polarities of function and form using additive manufacturing - where the middle ground might be in achieving a creative balance for SMEs
Kaufman, J., Rennie, A., Quayle, S. 06/2011 In: Rapid Design, Prototyping and Manufacturing. CRDM Ltd p. 135-143. 9 p. ISBN: 978-0-9566643-1-0.
Conference contribution

An economic hydropower scheme for low-head sites, using a siphon system
Mardiani-Euers, E., Quayle, S.D., Widden, M.B. 2010
Conference paper

Torque ripple and variable blade force: A comparison of Darrieus and Gorlov-type turbines for tidal stream energy conversion
Winchester, J., Quayle, S. 8/09/2009
Conference paper

Characterisation of the geometrical and kinematical influences of a 5-axis machining cell on the quality of the laser structuring process
Sandmann, S., Quayle, S. 15/06/2007
Conference paper

Integrating CFD and prototyping technologies in the investigation of multi-element profiles for a high-lift variable pitch vertical-axis tidal power generator
Quayle, S., Rennie, A. 2007 In: International Journal of Agile Systems and Management. 2, 2, p. 222-236. 15 p.
Journal article

Preliminary investigation of multi-element profiles for a high-life variable pitch vertical-axis tidal stream device.
Quayle, S.D., Aggidis, G.A. 2006 In: IMechE Conference Transactions. v. 10
Journal article

From Concept to Manufacture: Effective use of CAD and FEA Without Compromising Design Intent
Taylor, S.M., Rennie, A.E.W., Quayle, S., Rawcliffe, N. 10/06/2005 In: Rapid Design, Prototyping and Manufacture. X-CD Technologies Inc p. 101-107. 7 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

SME expectations and experiences
Seward, D., Quayle, S., Rennie, A., Taylor, S. 2005
Speech

A structured approach to the simplification of optimization problems in a virtual prototyping environment.
Comerford, D.P., Quayle, S.D. 2004 In: Proceedings of the 5th national conference on rapid design, prototyping and manufacture. p. 37-44. 8 p.
Chapter

Formula student – the problem of learning and assessment.
Seward, D.W., Quayle, S.D. 2004 In: Proceedings of the international conference on innovation, good practice and research in engineering education. p. 99-104. 6 p.
Chapter

The monitoring of pile construction to assess integrity and load carrying capacity of CFA piles.
Rust, M., Clayton, C., Mure, N., Scott, J., Seward, D., Quayle, S. 2004
Conference paper

Towards the realisation of a multi-perspective virtual design environment: the integration of design tools, methods and virtual reality.
Winsby, A.J., Quayle, S.D., Seward, D.W. 2003 In: Proceedings of the 4th national conference on rapid and virtual prototyping and applications.
Chapter

Data interpretation from Leuze RotoScan sensor for robot localisation and environment mapping.
Seward, D.W., Quayle, S.D., Kied, K., Pace, C. 2002 In: Proceedings of the 19th international symposium on automation and robotics in construction.
Chapter

Just-in-time continuous flight auger piles using an instrumented auger.
Mure, N., Scott, J.N., Seward, D.W., Quayle, S.D., Clayton, C.R.I., Rust, M. 2002 In: Proceedings of the 19th international symposium on automation and robotics in construction.
Chapter

Global integration of construction automation and robotics.
Seward, D.W., Quayle, S., Mure, N., Scott, J. 1999 In: Proceedings of the 16th IAARC/IFAC/IEEE international symposium on automation and robotics in construction. Madrid p. 11-16. 6 p.
Chapter

Some experimental force analysis for automation of excavation by a backhoe excavator.
Hemami, A., Seward, D.W., Quayle, S. 1999 In: Proceedings of the 16th IAARC/IFAC/IEEE international symposium on automation and robotics in construction. Madrid p. 503-508. 6 p.
Chapter

Integrating the business process with automation through object technology in a foundation company.
Mure, N., Scott, J.N., Seward, D.W., Quayle, S.D. 1998 In: Proceedings of ECPPM'98 - the Second European Conference on Product and Process Modelling in the Building Industry. BRE 581 p. ISBN: 186081249X.
Chapter

Developing the safety case for large mobile robots.
Seward, D.W., Quayle, S., Sommerville, I., Morey, R. 1997 In: Advances in safety and reliability : proceedings of the ESREL '97 International Conference on Safety and Reliability, 17 - 20 June 1997, Lisbon, Portugal. Oxford : Pergamon p. 2293-2300. 8 p. ISBN: 0080428355..
Chapter

LUCIE - Lancaster University computerised intelligent excavator.
Seward, D.W., Quayle, S. 1997 In: Circuit Cellar. 79, p. 67-73. 7 p.
Journal article

Safe systems architectures for autonomous robots.
Sommerville, I., Seward, D.W., Morey, R., Quayle, S. 1997 In: Proceedings of the safety critical systems conference. Brighton
Chapter

System architectures and safety for mobile construction robots.
Seward, D.W., Quayle, S. 1996 In: Proceedings of the 13th international symposium on robotics in construction. Tokyo, Japan : Japan Robot Association (JARA) p. 727-732. 6 p.
Chapter