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Professor Michael Wisnom

Professor Michael Wisnom

Professor Michael Wisnom
B.Sc.(Lond.), Ph.D.(Bristol), FREng, FIMechE

Professor of Aerospace Structures

Office 0.39 QB
Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS),
University of Bristol, Queen's Building BS8 1TR
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 5366

Research summary

Prof. Wisnom is Director of Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS). His interests are mainly concerned with failure of composites and the application of finite element analysis to understand and predict the behaviour of materials and structures under load:

Failure mechanisms in composites

Fibre direction and transverse tension, compression, shear, delamination, bending. Test methods. Notched strength. Size effects. Fatigue. Modelling of failure mechanisms. Micromechanics. High performance ductile composites.

Finite element analysis

Modelling techniques. Non-linear analysis. Progressive damage modelling. Buckling. Strain energy release rate analysis. Residual stresses and distortions

Predicting behaviour

Failure criteria. Use of fracture mechanics. Statistical methods. Fatigue crack propagation. Influence ...

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Michael Wisnom is Director of Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS) which builds on the work of the Advanced Composites Collaboration for Innovation and Science. He is a leading expert on the mechanics of fibre reinforced composites, failure mechanisms and finite element analysis, with over 400 published papers. He is a member of the steering board of the National Composites Centre, Editor in Chief and European Editor for Applied Science and Manufacturing of the international journal Composites Part A and was Director of the Rolls-Royce Composites University Technology Centre from 2007-2017. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, of the ...

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