EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub/IDC Open Day

EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub/IDC Open Day

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The Advanced Manufacturing Building

University of Nottingham

Jubilee Campus



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Date: Tuesday 10 July 2018

Venue: Advanced Manufacturing Building, University of Nottingham Jubilee Campus, 522 Derby Road, Nottingham NG7 2GX (no 59 on the Jubilee Campus Map)

This free-to-attend event celebrates the first complete year of the Hub and the continuing success of the IDC. The Open Day will precede the 11th International Conference on Manufacturing of Advanced Composites (ICMAC 2018) at the University of Nottingham. Highlights of the Open Day include two industry keynote speakers and technical presentations from all research projects currently funded by the Hub. For students, there will be quick-fire “elevator pitches” with the current IDC cohort, and a poster competition. Q&A sessions will provide opportunities for you to network and discuss your research interests with us. You will discover how you can engage further with the Hub, including the support we require to continue our development and expansion.

Drinks Reception: The Open Day is followed by a Drinks Reception held in the Advanced Manufacturing Building Foyer from 4.30pm-6pm. Please indicate on the questionnaire during registration if you will be joining us.

For travel information and maps please see the University of Nottingham visitor information web page

Please note that registration for the Open Day does not cover attendance at ICMAC. If you would also like to attend ICMAC, registration and payment can be made via the IOM3 website: www.icmac2018.org


09:00 Registration

10:00 Welcome and Introduction

Professor Andy Long, Hub Director

10:10 Session 1: 'The manufacturing challenges for future composite aerostructure', Dr Turlough McMahon, Head of Wing of Tomorrow Industrial Composites Technologies

10:40 ‘Technologies framework for Automated Dry Fibre Placement’, Professor Kevin Potter, Dr Tom Turner

11:00 ‘Layer by layer curing (LbL)’, Dr Alex Skordos

11:10 ‘Multi-Step Thermoforming of Multi-Cavity, Multi-Axial Advanced Thermoplastic Composite Parts’, Dr Philip Harrison

11:20 Coffee and Poster Exhibition

11:45 Session 2:

11:45 Quick-fire Postgraduate Research Presentations 2-minute “elevator pitches” from IDC and Hub students

13:00 Lunch and Poster Exhibition

Poster competition: voting opens for best poster

14:00 Session 3:

14:00 Industry Keynote 2: Automotive ‘Lightweight by Design – Sandwich Panel Composites in Volume Automotive Applications’, Andy Smith, Director of R&D, Gordon Murray Design

14:30 ‘New manufacturing techniques for optimised fibre architectures’, Professor Prasad Potluri

14:50 ‘Simulation of forming 3D curved sandwich panels’, Professor Nick Warrior, Dr Shuai Chen

15:00 ‘Can a composite forming limit diagram be constructed?’, Professor Michael Sutcliffe

15:10 Coffee and Poster Exhibition

15:40 Session 4:

15:40 Manufacturing for structural applications of multifunctional composites’, Professor Ivana Partridge, Professor Emile Greenhalgh

16:00 ‘Manufacturing Thermoplastic Fibre Metal Laminates by the In-Situ Polymerisation Route’, Professor Conchúr Ó Brádaigh, Dr Dipa Roy

16:10 ‘Active control of the RTM process under uncertainty using fast algorithms’, Professor Michael Tretyakov, Dr Mikhail Matveev

16:20 Closing Remarks Professor Andy Long

16:30 Drinks Reception

Poster competition: winners announced and prizes awarded

Hub: www.cimcomp.ac.uk

Twitter: @EPSRC_CIMComp