News & events
Updates, related projects and news related to the OptiQPAP initiative
The current design of composite materials follows a trial and error approach based on an expensive and time consuming testing pyramid that costs industry millions of euros and years of development each time a new composite material is introduced in an aircraft. In this video, you can watch how we aim at drastic reducing cost and lead time by the development of physically based predictive models of the impact behavior of composites.
8, 15, 22 & 29 JULY 2020
Composite materials are nowadays extensively used in applications where outstanding mechanical properties are necessary together with significant weight savings. Their increased use presents new challenges to designers specially in those applications where materials are subjected to dynamic loading and impact events.
These series of four free webinars aim providing specialized engineers and researchers in the field with a rapid knowledge of the state-of-the art regarding dynamic behavior of structural composites, including mechanical characterization and advanced modelling techniques.
08/07/2020 12:00 – 13:00 hours CEST Performance priorities of composites for Dynamic Applications (Benjamin Russell, HEXCEL Composites) Registration
15/07/2020 12:00 – 13:00 hours CEST Micromechanical modelling of the dynamic behavior of composites: the challenge of determining the constituents’ properties under impact loading (Mario Rueda, IMDEA Materials) Registration
22/07/2020 12:00 – 13:00 hours CEST Damage assessment of composites subjected to impact loading (Federico Sket, IMDEA Materials) Registration
29/07/2020 12:00 – 13:00 hours CEST Characterization of structural composites for modelling impact loading (Carlos González, IMDEA Materials) Registration
These events are organized as part of the DYNACOMP (Dynamic behaviour of composite materials for next generation aeroengines) training network, funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions under grant agreement nº 722096.
Training in transferable skills comes to an end. Today and the day before our ESRs are reflecting about career paths.
Paper on the dynamic characterisation of interlaminar fracture toughness in carbon fibre epoxy composite laminates
The first paper produced by the network, dealing with the Dynamic characterisation of interlaminar fracture toughness in carbon fibre epoxy composite laminates, is available in open access. You can download it here.
Training in transferable skills continues. Today (22/05/2019) our ESRs are learning about persuasive writing