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Composites Research Activities in Bristol, and the Challenges of Predicting Failure

Prof Michael Wisnom, Bristol University

Venue: Room 1.15 SLT, Queen's Building, Bristol University

Wednesday Nov 13th, 2013 with lab tour at 19:00 and talk at 19:30

Joint event with the British Composites Society

A brief overview will be given of activities in the Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science (ACCIS), and the National Composites Centre in Bristol. This will be followed by a presentation drawing on research over many years on failure mechanisms in fibre-reinforced composites and some of the fundamental issues involved in measuring and predicting mechanical behaviour and failure.

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Michael Wisnom is Professor of Aerospace Structures and Director of the Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science at the University of Bristol. He is a leading expert on the mechanics and failure of fibre reinforced composites, with over 300 published papers. He is Director of the Rolls-Royce Composites University Technology Centre and a member of the steering board of the UK National Composites Centre. He is Editor in Chief of Composites Part A, a Fellow of the American Society for Composites. Professor Wisnom was awarded a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award in 2005, was President of the International Committee on Composite Materials from 2009-2011, and is a former President of WEMMA.

The talk will be followed by a discussion and buffet.

Members and non-members are welcome.

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