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:
– 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”
– 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!