ACCIS Annual Conference 2014

19 September 2014, 10.00 AM - 19 September 2014, 10.00 AM

Venue: Queen's Building, University of Bristol

ACCIS Conference bannerThe 7th Annual ACCIS Conference was held on Friday 19th September 2014 at the University of Bristol.  We were pleased to host our industrial and academic colleagues and collaborators at our teaching and research facilities in the Queen's Building, and presented a showcase of some of the current composites research activities from our Centre.  The event included contributions from ACCIS academic staff via a series of presentations, as well as talks and posters from our Postdoctoral researchers and PhD students.

See below for a selection of talks and posters from the event.


Introduction and update on ACCIS activities
Professor Michael Wisnom, ACCIS Director & Professor of Aerospace Structures

The manufacturing of complex geometries - automation or manual forming as a route forward?
Dr Carwyn Ward, Lecturer in Composites Design, Processing and Manufacture

Axiomatic design for innovative composite products and manufacture
Dr Eric Kim, Lecturer in Composites Design, Processing and Manufacture

Multi-stable cylindrical lattices
Dr Alberto Pirrera, Lecturer in Composites Structures

Progress in 3D non-destructive characterisation of composites – underpinning future leaner composite designs
Professor Robert Smith, Professor of NDT and High Value Manufacturing

Improved aircraft wing designs using composite aeroelastic tailoring
Professor Jonathan Cooper, Royal Academy of Engineering Airbus Sir George White Chair of Aerospace Engineering 

Self healing – application in Engineering
Professor Ian Bond, Professor and Head of the Department of Aerospace Engineering

A selection of the one minute presentations by ACCIS researchers
Chaired by Dr Galal Mohamed, Research Assistant in Analysis of Composite Materials and Structures


A selection of posters featuring the research activities of ACCIS postdoctoral researchers and PhD students is now available to download in our ACCIS Annual Conference Poster Book.


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