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Dr Ian Farrow

Dr Ian Farrow

Dr Ian Farrow
B.Sc.(Soton), Ph.D.(Cran.I.T.)

Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Structural Design

Office Room 0.109, ACCIS Office, Queens Building
Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS),
University of Bristol, Queen's Building BS8 1TR
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 33 15316

Research summary


  • Application of auxetic and multistable systems for human support and machine stiffness switching or damping.


  • fatigue testing of composites with acoustic emission monitoring to identify individual damage events and damage thresholds.
  • investigation of hollow fibre manufacture for multi-functional composite applications. 

Postgraduate research student supervisor in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science (ACCIS CDT)

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Dr Farrow has a BSc in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Southampton University and a PhD in Aircraft Design from the College of Aeronautics, Cranfield Institute of Technology. His industrial experience includes work in the Structures & Technology group at British Aerospace Filton on fatigue analysis of Airbus Aircraft and vibration analysis of ESA satellite structures.

Later, at the College of Aeronautics, Dr Farrow investigated the fatigue of carbon fibre composite materials of Harrier aircraft for RAE Farnborough. Currently, as lecturer in Aircraft Structural Design and Director of Structures & Materials teaching his responsibilities include courses in aircraft structures, materials, design ...

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