7th Annual Conference of the CDT in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science

10 April 2018, 9.00 AM - 10 April 2018, 1.30 PM

Bill Brown Design Suite, Queen's Building, University of Bristol

The 7th Annual Conference of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science will take place on the morning of Tuesday 10 April 2018, in the Bill Brown Design Suite, Queen's Building, at the University of Bristol.

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09:00 Tea/Coffee and Posters

10:00 Presentations

Professor Paul Weaver, Director of the ACCIS CDT
Introduction and update on CDT activities

Third and Fourth Year CDT Students
Technical presentations on current PhD research

  • Development of liquid processable BT resins (Robert Iredale)
  • Dijkstra's algorithm for improved imaging of defects and plies in curved composites (Callum Lanherne)
  • A theoretical study of graphene nanoribbons (Mat Tolladay)
  • Trusses of nonlinear morphing elements (Chrysoula Aza)
  • Nonlinear lattice structures (Max Dixon)
  • Effect of high velocity oblique impacts on thin composite plates (Ashwin Kristnama)
  • Progress on the design, manufacture and test of a composite FishBAC morphing device (Andres Rivero)

11:00 Tea/Coffee Break (15 minutes)

  • Kirigami stretchable strain sensors with enhanced piezoelectricity induced by topological electrodes (Rujie Sun)
  • Development of improved fibre reinforced feedstocks for high performance 3D printing (Lourens Blok)
  • Novel processing strategies to enable grading of composites (Arjun Radhakrishnan)
  • Development of a closed-loop recycling methodology for aligned short carbon fibre thermoplastic composites (Rhys Tapper)
  • Effect of voids on interlaminar behaviour of carbon/epoxy composites (Iryna Tretiak)

Second Year CDT Students
2-minute-2-slide quick-fire project introductions

  • Research represents all three themes of the CDT with wide scope. E.g., development of new functional materials (nanodiamond composites, thermal management), innovative design strategies (aeroelastically tailored wind turbine blades, tubular origami, morphing aerostructures), and new manufacturing techniques (WrapToR composite truss structures, ultra thin laminates for space applications)

12:30-13:30 Buffet Lunch and Posters

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