Scientific Program

Topics

INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

Aerospace
Ground based transportation: Automotive, Trains, Buses, Trucks
Marine
Renewable energies
Civil engineering
Sports & Leisure
Medical

MATERIAL SCIENCE

Fibers & textiles
Matrix materials: polymers, metals, ceramics, concrete, geopolymer
Interfaces and Interphases
Prepregs
Bio composites
Nano composites
Graphene, graphene-based composites
Hybrid composites
Hierarchical composites
Foams, cellular and lattice materials

MATERIAL AND STRUCTURAL BEHAVIOR - SIMULATION & TESTING

Fracture and damage
Multiscale modeling
Textile composites
Thin ply composites
Short & long fibre composites
Fatigue
Dynamic
Creep
Durability, ageing, environmental effects
Lightning Strike, fire behavior and fire retardance/resistance of composites
Electrical properties
Material by design
Design of parts
Bio-inspired designs
Sandwich structures
Hybrid structures
Buckling & stability
Joining & joints
Advanced computational strategies
Ductile and pseudo-ductile composites
Maintenance & repair
Structural health monitoring and control

EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES

Full-field methods
X-ray computed tomography
Thermography
Acoustic Emission & ultrasonic method
Optical fiber sensors
Micro- and Nano-scale test methods
Standardization
Data-driven methods
Tests in severe conditions
Novel test methods
Multiphysics based experimental testing

MANUFACTURING

Process modeling and simulation
Experimental methods for process characterization
Manufacturing of dry 2D textiles and prepregs
Braided preforms and their composites
3D textile reinforcements and their composites
Tailored preforms
Automated placement technologies
Pultrusion, filament winding, roll forming
Liquid composite molding
Autoclave and Out-of-Autoclave
Forming & stamping
Machining
Up-Scaling & automation
Online process monitoring and controlling
Smart processing
Additive manufacturing
Manufacturing of short & long fiber composites
Welding and bonding

MULTIFUNCTIONAL AND SMART COMPOSITES

Structural integration of devices
Self-healing
Energy storage and harvesting
Sensing and actuation
Adaptive response and reconfiguration
Smart structures

RECYCLING AND SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability - Resource efficient technologies and supply chains
Recycling of fibres and composites

 

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