Equipment and facilities

ACCIS has world class experimental facilities enabling cutting edge research in advanced composite development, manufacturing and testing. The Bristol Laboratories for Advanced Dynamic Engineering house a wide range of composites-specific equipment, with additional large scale equipment (including a pressure vessel and CT scanner) housed at the National Composites Centre. In 2012 ACCIS benefitted from a £3.1m EPSRC grant for equipment for advanced materials research and in 2014 from a £700k EPSRC grant for equipment for the Centre for Doctoral Training and Industrial Doctorate Centre. A dedicated technical support team provides experimental assistance and equipment training for members of ACCIS carrying out research in the labs.