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Join Rafael and Jack at ECCM16

ACCIS Multifunctional researchers, Rafael Luterbacher and Jack Cullinan, are presenting their latest research at this year’s European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM16) in Seville, Spain. Running from 22nd – 26th June at the Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento Hotel, our researchers are demonstrating novel designs for redirecting damage in composites and the repair of sub-critical damage in composite T-joints. Full details of these presentations are listed below:

Rafael Luterbacher

17.10, Monday 23rd June – Session: FATIGUE OF COMPOSITES – “Damage Control within Skin-Stiffener Debond Specimens under Fatigue”


“The potential to redirect propagating delaminations in skin-stringer configurations away from critical failure paths and into dedicated self-healing zones has been experimentally investigated”


 Jack Cullinan

– 12.10, Thursday 26th June – Session: SELF-HEALING COMPOSITES – “Damage Manipulation and Repair in Composite T-joints”


“Intrinsic repair of subcritical damage in CRT-joints has been demonstrated. Static and fatigue damage was successfully mitigated and infiltrated using embedded interleaves and vasculature respectively. In-situ repair of complex geometry mitigates the need for invasive repair strategies”


If you have any further questions please feel free to contact our presenters!