Composite Materials as an Enabling Technology

York, C. (2015) Composite Materials as an Enabling Technology. MARA Aerospace Seminar 2015 - Realizing The Nation Aerospace Vision, Langkawi, Malaysia, 19 Mar 2015.

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This presentation addresses applications of composite materials as an enabling technology. The motivation for introducing tailored material properties are discussed through examples of previous EU Clean Sky programs, current Clean Sky II calls for proposals and current UK composite integration programs. An overview of the scope for tailored composite materials as an enabling technology is presented, highlighting new discoveries as well as misconceptions. Laminate tailoring strategies are proposed by way of an example of Extension-Shearing coupled laminates. New thin-ply materials technologies, including bi-angle non-crimp fabric and balanced plain weave materials are also discussed in the context of tapered laminates with consistent mechanical properties and immunity to thermal warping. Finally, laminate design using lamination parameter design space interrogation for thickness tapering is postulated, and an experimentally validated application of advanced laminate tailoring is described.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Additional Information:Invited Presentation
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:York, Dr Christopher
Authors: York, C.
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Aerospace Sciences

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