Dr Ben K S Woods

B.S. (Maryland), M.S. (Maryland), Ph.D (Maryland)

  • BS8 1TR


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Dr. Woods is a Senior Lecturer in the Aerospace Engineering Department at Bristol University.  He is an EPSRC Early Career Fellow and Coordinator of the SABRE H2020 Research Programme. His research focuses on the development of novel structural solutions to challenging problems in aerospace engineering.   This includes a broad range of work on morphing and adaptive aerostructures, development of low cost, ultra-efficient wound composite truss structures, novel energy storage and actuation methods, and reusable composite tooling solutions.   The research undertaken by Dr. Woods is concept driven and spans a range of disciplines including structures, aerodynamics, mechanics, kinematics, materials, optimization and design.  He uses a variety of analytical, numerical, and experimental tools and techniques to guide technologies from initial conception through increasing levels of technology readiness with a constant view towards commercialization and real world use.

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Woods, B. K. S.


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Research Output

  • 25 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 14 Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)
  • 8 Conference Paper
  • 1 Patent

Abnormal stiffness behaviour in artificial cactus-inspired reinforcement materials

Zampetakis, I., Dobah, Y., Liu, D., Woods, B., Bezazi, A., Perriman, A. & Scarpa, F., 14 Sep 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Bioinspiration and Biomimetics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • 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
  • 64 Downloads (Pure)

    Development of discontinuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic feedstocks for high performance 3D printing

    Blok, L. G., Yu, H., Longana, M. L. & Woods, B. K. S., 1 Jan 2020, ECCM 2018 - 18th European Conference on Composite Materials. Applied Mechanics Laboratory, (ECCM 2018 - 18th European Conference on Composite Materials).

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