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Bernal Institute Research Forum

Thu, 13 Jul 2017

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time: 11:30 to 12:30
Duration: One hour
Contact: Joan O'Riordan -
Location: MSG-024 MSSI Building Extension, Ireland

PRESENTATION BY
Professor Michael Wisnom, Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS), University of Bristol, United Kingdom.

PRESENTATION TITLE
High Performance Pseudo-ductile Composites

ABSTRACT
Current composites normally fail suddenly and catastrophically, which is an undesirable characteristic for many applications. This presentation describes work as part of the High Performance Ductile Composite Technology programme (HiPerDuCT) on mechanisms to overcome this key limitation and introduce pseudo-ductility into the failure process.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Professor Wisnom, FREng, is Director of one of the world’s largest and most successful Composites Research Groups: the Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS) in the UK comprising almost 200 researchers. He is also a founding contributor of the National Composites Centre. His research interests lie in understanding and predicting the rich interaction of various failure strength mechanisms.

TEA/COFFEE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT 11h15

For further information, please contact: paul.weaver@ul.ie or robert.telford@ul.ie