ACCIS Annual Conference 2011

30 September 2011, 10.30 AM - 30 September 2011, 10.30 AM

Venue: Queen's Building, University of Bristol
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The 4th annual ACCIS conference was held at the University of Bristol on Friday 30 September 2011. More than 150 guests attended the half day event from a wide range of industrial, academic and research organisations. Presentations were made by ACCIS Director Professor Michael Wisnom and other ACCIS academics on developments in ACCIS, plus five in-depth technical sessions on a wide variety of topics across the scale range from nanotechnology to 90m wind turbines. In addition to the main academic presentations there were eleven student and researcher presentations on a one minute / one slide basis, showcasing their work in an easily accessible manner, which many of the guests found the highlight of the morning. Following on from the formal sessions the networking lunch offered us all the valuable opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new contacts. Those that wished to do so were also offered the chance to have a tour of the labs allowing those new to ACCIS to get a better idea of what we do and those who know us well to see the latest developments. We are very grateful to all of our guests for their attendance and input to making this a very successful event at every level.

ACCIS Conference 2011 presentations

Introduction and update on ACCIS activities (PDF, 1,368kB)
Professor Michael Wisnom, ACCIS Director

EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Composites (PDF, 641kB)
Professor Kevin Potter, Professor in Composites Manufacture

Composite Developments in the Renewable Energy Sector (PDF, 2,273kB)
Dr Paul Harper, Lecturer in Engineering Design

High fidelity finite element analysis of tapered laminates with dropped plies (PDF, 1,244kB)
Dr Stephen Hallett, Reader in Composite Structures

Out-of plane deformation of fabrics in resin infusion processes (PDF, 1,651kB)
Dr Dmitry Ivanov, Lecturer in Composites Manufacture

Nanocomposites for Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering Applications (pdf unavailable)
Dr Sameer Rahatekar, Lecturer in Composites and Nanocomposites

Developments in Variable Angle Tow Technology (PDF, 1,744kB)
Professor Paul Weaver, DTC Director/ Professor in Lightweight Structures/ Faculty Research Director

One minute introductions to posters from ACCIS researchers (PDF, 2,190kB)
Dr Richard Trask, Lecturer in Multifunctional Materials

Other resources

All ACCIS Conference 2011 presentations (pdf, 10,916kb)

Full ACCIS Conference 2011 programme (PDF, 528kB)

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