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Following an EPSRC Fellowship in Manufacturing entitled 'NDT for High Value Manufacturing of Composites', now combining the role of Director of the UK Research Centre for Non-destructive Evaluation with a research portfolio in the NDt of Composites. This involves researching new non-destructive testing methods for 3D characterisation of composites and evolving a strategy for ensuring they benefit the structural integrity of aerostructures and engines, wind turbines, etc. The ultimate aim is to enable the optimum use of composite materials by providing detailed information about the actual as-manufactured inner quality, thus moving from conservative designs to lightweight high-performance optimally designed components. An additional benefit would be facilitating the use of lower-cost manufacturing methods.
Director, UK Research Centre for Non-destructive Evaluation24 Jul 2018 → 20 Mar 2020
Smith, R. A., Turner, N., Culver, R., Maw, T., Holloway, A., Jones, O. & Wilcox, P. D., 5 Oct 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Research in Nondestructive Evaluation.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal)
A parametric study of segmentation thresholds for X-ray CT porosity characterisation in composite materialsTretiak, I. & Smith, R. A., 1 Aug 2019, In : Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. 123, p. 10-24 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal)Open AccessFile3 Citations (Scopus)121 Downloads (Pure)
Fibre direction and stacking sequence measurement in carbon fibre composites using Radon transforms of ultrasonic dataNelson, L. J. & Smith, R. A., Mar 2019, In : Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. 118, p. 1-8 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal)Open AccessFile7 Citations (Scopus)95 Downloads (Pure)