EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science (ACCIS CDT)

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science (ACCIS CDT) was established in 2009 following a £7.1 million award from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The CDT was renewed in 2014 with £4.9 million of funding, securing its future until 2022.

The CDT is embedded within the Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS), a leading research centre for composites research and education with a global reputation for excellence. 

The CDT’s vision is to develop the next generation of technical leaders in advanced composites by stimulating adventurous interdisciplinary research, which bridges the length scales, connects to and interfaces between the disciplines of engineering, chemistry, physics and life sciences, and bestows enhanced and added functionality to composite materials. The CDT’s four-year multidisciplinary PhD programme in Advanced Composites comprises a one-year innovative taught component and a three-year research project, and is underpinned by a programme of skills training and professional development.

The CDT benefits from strong industrial partnerships with companies across a range of industrial sectors, such as aerospace, automotive, marine, energy generation, civil infrastructure and biomedicine. The CDT also collaborates with other academic institutions and research centres locally, nationally and internationally.

The CDT works closely with its students and industrial partners to create an environment for its students to flourish and achieve their full potential. Further details of the students’ achievements can be found in the ‘Research outputs’ and ‘Awards and activities’ sections above. The research outputs, awards and activities of the academic staff affiliated with the CDT can be found in the ACCIS group

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    Research Output

    Amplitude analysis of the B+ →π+π+π- decay

    LHCb Collaboration, 21 Jan 2020, In : Physical Review D. 101, 1, 46 p., 012006.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
    File
  • 6 Citations (Scopus)
    26 Downloads (Pure)

    An analytical model for granular jamming beams with applications in morphing aerostructures

    Brigido, J. D., Burrow, S. G. & Woods, B. K. S., 5 Jan 2020, AIAA SciTech Forum and Exposition 2020. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. (AIAA), 17 p. AIAA 2020-1038

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

    Open Access
    File
  • 47 Downloads (Pure)

    Corotational Finite Element Formulation for Static Nonlinear Analyses with Enriched Beam Elements

    Macquart, T., Scott, S. J., Greaves, P., Weaver, P. M. & Pirrera, A., 28 Jan 2020, In : AIAA Journal. 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
    File
  • 41 Downloads (Pure)

    Projects

    AWI - two FECs 193238 + 193801 - Airbus lead partner

    Calderon, D. E., Eaton, A. J., Francis, D., Francois, G., Hawkes, L., Hewson, W. J. R., Howcroft, C., Reis, T. M. D., Stodieck, O. A., Szczyglowski, C. P. & Cooper, J. E.

    1/07/1430/09/18

    Project: Research

    Student theses

    A Closed-Loop Recycling Process for Discontinuous Carbon Fibre Composites

    Author: Tapper, R., 7 May 2019

    Supervisor: Longana, M. (Supervisor), Yu, H. (Supervisor), Potter, K. (Supervisor) & Hamerton, I. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    Exploiting thin-ply materials to establish controlled failure in carbon composites

    Author: Rev, T., 23 Jun 2020

    Supervisor: Wisnom, M. (Supervisor), Czel, G. (Supervisor) & Bond, I. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    File

    Nanostructure modelling for nanocomposite materials

    Author: Tolladay, M., 23 Jan 2019

    Supervisor: Scarpa, F. (Supervisor), Allan, N. (Supervisor) & Ivanov, D. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    File

    Prizes

    Best Oral Presentation Award (Student)

    Rivero , Andres E (Recipient), 3 Oct 2018

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Dyson Award for Outstanding Research towards a more sustainable future

    Rivero , Andres E (Recipient), 9 Mar 2020

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Harry H. and Lois C. Hilton Best Student Paper in Structures 2019

    Rivero , Andres E (Recipient), 10 Jan 2019

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Activities

    • 2 Invited talk
    • 1 Participation in conference
    • 1 Public talk, debate, discussion

    SAMPE UK & IRELAND CHAPTER ANNUAL SEMINAR & SME TABLE TOP EXHIBITION

    Michael P Elkington (Speaker)

    25 Feb 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

    Georgian clocks to gas turbines: Morphing by thermal expansion

    Eric N Eckstein (Participant)

    15 Jan 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

    SAMPE Europe Conference 15

    Emily Withers (Participant)

    15 Sep 201517 Sep 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference