NDT for High Value Manufacturing of Composites

  • Tayong Boumda, Rostand (Researcher)
  • Smith, Robert A (Principal Investigator)

Project Details

Description

This project 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.
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Research Output

A numerical study on the influence of composite wrinkle defect geometry on compressive strength

Xie, N., Smith, R. A., Mukhopadhyay, S. & Hallett, S. R., 15 Feb 2018, In : Materials and Design. 140, p. 7-20 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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  • 12 Citations (Scopus)
    413 Downloads (Pure)

    Ply-orientation measurements in composites using structure-tensor analysis of volumetric ultrasonic data

    Nelson, L., Smith, R. & Mienczakowski, M., Jan 2018, In : Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. 104, p. 108-119 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
    259 Downloads (Pure)

    Ultrasonic Analytic-Signal Responses from Polymer-Matrix Composite Laminates

    Smith, R., Nelson, L., Mienczakowski, M. & Wilcox, P., Feb 2018, In : IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control. 65, 2, p. 231-243 13 p., 8113596.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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  • 8 Citations (Scopus)
    356 Downloads (Pure)

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    Datasets

    IEEE-UFFC Data from NDT of Composites Fellowship (10-2017)

    Smith, R. A. (Creator), Mhlanga, S. (Creator), Nelson, L. (Creator), Boumda, R. T. (Creator), Fraij, C. (Creator), Mienczakowski, M. (Creator), Hughes, R. R. (Creator) & Xie, N. (Creator), University of Bristol, 3 Oct 2017

    Dataset

    Data for Ply-orientation measurements in composites using structure-tensor analysis

    Hughes, R. R. (Creator), Xie, N. (Creator), Mienczakowski, M. (Creator), Smith, R. A. (Creator), Mhlanga, S. (Creator), Fraij, C. (Creator), Boumda, R. T. (Creator) & Nelson, L. (Creator), University of Bristol, 12 Oct 2017

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