4th VIPER School: Composite structures and auxetic systems

Composite Structures and Manufacturing
15 October 2018, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
16 October 2018, 9:00am - 5:00pm 

Auxetic Composites and Systems
17 October 2018, 9:00am – 5:00pm 

VIPER Partners Meeting (Members Only)
18 October 2018, 9:00am – 5:00pm 

University of Bristol, Clifton Hill House, Lower Clifton Hill, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1BX

We would like to invite you to the 4th VIPER (VIbroacoustics of PERiodic media) School on Composite Structures and Manufacturing and Auxetic Composites and Systems which will be held at the University of Bristol.  These sessions are open to the public and VIPER members.  ALL attendees are required to register and a small registration fee is required for non-members, see details below.  The VIPER Partners meeting on the 18th is closed to the public.

Composites Structures and manufacturing is integral to the latest academic research in Vibroacoustics of Periodic media applied to composite materials and structures and is the first of the two workshops that form the 4th VIPER School.

VIPER has a multi-disciplinary character, coupling expertise from material science, vibration and acoustics as well as applied mathematics and can address the challenges in the transportation sector (aeronautics and space, automobile), energy and civil engineering sectors, where vibroacoustic integrity and comfort are crucial issues.

Composite Structures and Manufacturing

Monday 15 October 2018

Tuesday 16 October 2018

  • Primer on Composites and sandwich design
    Dr Ian Farrow, Advanced Composites Collaboration for Innovation and Science (ACCIS), University of Bristol.
  • Hybrid natural fibre reinforced composites: a statistical approach
    Tulio Hallak Panzera, Federal University of São João del Rei(UFSJ) Brazil.
  • Fibre metal laminates (FMLs) based on natural fibre composites and aluminium skins
    Tulio Hallak Panzera, Federal University of São João del Rei(UFSJ) Brazil.
  • 3D woven and graded composites
    Dr Dmitry Ivanov, Advanced Composites Collaboration for Innovation and Science (ACCIS), University of Bristol.
  • CAE approaches for composites design and manufacturing
    Luca Lanzi, iChrome Ltd.

Auxetic Composites and Systems

Wednesday 17 October 2018

  • Negative Poisson's Ratio in Wood
    Dr Arnaud Marmier, University of West of England (UWE).
  • Anomalous auxetic composites
    Prof. Krzysztof W. Wojciechowski, Institute of Molecular Physics Polish Academy of Sciences (IFMPAN), Poland
  • Auxetic composites and NS systems
    Professor Andrew Alderson, Sheffield Hallam University (SHU), UK
  • Auxetic materials at nanoscale
    Jakub Narojczyk, Institute of Molecular Physics Polish Academy of Sciences (IFMPAN), Poland
  • Kirigami and their manufacturing
    Dr Robin Neville, Advanced Composites Collaboration for Innovation and Science (ACCIS), University of Bristol (ACCIS)
  • Title to be confirmed
    Andrew Alderson, Sheffield Hallam University
  • 3D printed auxetics
    Peter Walters, University of West of England (UWE)
  • CANCELLED - Auxetics: an industrial perspective
    Caetano Peng, Rolls-Royce.

VIPER Partners Meeting

Thursday 18 October 2018

This is a closed session.  Members are requested to register to attend the meeting using the same online registration system as for the public sessions.

Delegate registration

The sessions on the 15-17 October are open to the public. The meeting on the 18 October is a closed session for VIPER partners.  The registration fees for attending are as follows:

  • VIPER Members: FREE
  • Non-VIPER members:
    • Composite Structures and Manufacturing: £75
    • Auxetic Composites and Systems: £50 

All attendees (members and non-members) must register to attend using the Online Registration system of the University of Bristol.  The registration fee includes attendance, coffee breaks and lunch (excluding lunch on the 15 October). To help us with our planning we would appreciate it if you could register by the 5 October.

Location and travel

The workshop will be held at:

  • Clifton Hill House
    University of Bristol
    Lower Clifton Hill
    BS8 1BX
    United Kingdom

For maps and directions please click the links below:


The workshop takes place in the Clifton area of Bristol and the Univeristy maintains a list of local hotels.


VIPER is a European Joint Doctorate network focused on research in VIbroacoustic of PERiodic media. Structural periodic design is a powerful strategy for lightweight structures achievements while remaining a convenient solution for manufacturing aspects. One of the research targets is the inclusion of vibroacoustic design rules at early stage of products development through the use of periodic media which exhibit proper dynamic filtering effects.

This project has received funding from the European union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under Marie Curie grant agreement No 675441. The beneficiaries of the project include: Ecole Centrale Lyon, Universite de Franche-Compte, KU Leuven, University of Bristol and the Univesity of Bristol.

For additional information please visit: http://viper.ec-lyon.fr/


Register via shop.bris.ac.uk


Conference Chair

For all questions relating to the conference program and VIPER.

Professor Fabrizio Scarpa
University of Bristol

Conference Administration

For all questions relating to event registrations, payment, marketing and logistics.

Tim Lewis
c/o University of Bristol

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