3D fibre architectures offer several advantages over conventional 2D laminated composites. Most notable is the potential to address composites susceptibility to delamination, therefore providing components with increased damage tolerance and impact resistance compared to the two-dimensional counterpart.
The purpose of this project is to develop a methodology to predict the high level performance of 3D fibre architecture composites. The final goal is to have a process which determines the performance of a composites built from a 3D fibre architecture and associated infusion or percolation process. This requires an understanding of the processing and whether this has a significant effect on the final properties.
PLEASE NOTE: Applications are considered as soon as they are received, and the position will be allocated as soon as a suitable candidate is found.
Project start date: As soon as possible
Candidate requirements: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PROJECT IS NOT AVAILABLE TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS DUE TO TIER 4 VISA REQUIREMENTS. An upper second-class degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate discipline.
How to apply: If you are interested in applying for this EngD project please send your CV and a covering letter to the IDC at [email protected]
About the IDC and the EngD programme: For further information about the IDC and the EngD programme please visit: http://www.cimcomp.ac.uk/idc