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Professor Michael Wisnom

Professor Michael Wisnom

Professor Michael Wisnom
B.Sc.(Lond.), Ph.D.(Bristol), M.I.Mech.E.

Professor of Aerospace Structures

Office 0.39 QB
Advanced Composites Ctre for Innovation,
and Science (ACCIS), University of Bristol BS8 1TR
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 5366

Research summary

Prof. Wisnom is Director of the ACCIS research centre. 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.

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 of defects. Simulating manufacturing ...

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Michael Wisnom is Director of the Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science. He is a leading expert on the mechanics of fibre reinforced composites, failure mechanisms and finite element analysis, with over 350 published papers. He is Director of the Rolls-Royce Composites University Technology Centre, a member of the steering board of the National Composites Centre and Editor in Chief and European Editor for Applied Science and Manufacturing of the international journal Composites Part A. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and of the American Society for Composites. Professor Wisnom was ...

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