Thermally induced multi-stable composites for morphing aircraft applications

  • Filippo Mattioni

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


This research focuses on the realisation of 'shape-adaptable' systems through unsymmetrical laminates.The residual stress field which is built-into this type of laminates, is used to obtain panels with two or more equilibrium states. Such systems provide a possible solution for the realisation of morphing structures because they allow to simultaneously fulfil the contradictory requirements of flexibility and stiffness.
Date of Award2009
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorPaul M Weaver (Supervisor) & Michael Friswell (Supervisor)

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