Current EngD Projects

The following projects are currently being undertaken by IDC Research Engineers:

– AELThe future of composites for marine applications (University of Bristol)

– FORMAXAdvanced CFRP simulation for the development of fabric architectures and process improvement (University of Nottingham)

– Hexcel,  Composites optimised for rapid production of aerospace components (Cranfield University)

– Jaguar Land RoverDesign of preforms for resin infusion technologies (University of Nottingham)

– Jo BirdDeveloping process control in contact moulding and infusion processing for low cost high volume manufacture of critical safety products (University of Bristol)

M. Wright & Sons, Optimisation of 3D woven textiles in relation to binder architecture during the compaction process (University of Manchester)

– NCCAFP technology material/deposition optimisation (University of Bristol)

– NCCAutomated preforming technologies optimisation and integration (University of Bristol)

– NCC, Exploring the possibilities and pushing the boundaries of TTR (University of Bristol)

– NCCInvestigation of new “pressure testbed” system and application to composites testing and manufacture (University of Bristol)

NCC, Thermoplastic Press Forming (University of Bristol)

NCC, High Pressure Resin Transfer Moulding process optimisation (University of Nottingham)

NCC, Preforming affordable composite components for the automotive sector (University of Bristol)

– NOV ElmarComposite to metal joining methodologies for high tensile load applications (University of Bristol)

NPL, Development and delivery of cure and material state monitoring within liquid moulding processes for fibre reinforced composites (University of Bristol)

Pentaxia, Processes of advanced composite materials by microwave radiation (University of Nottingham)

Rolls-RoyceAn investigation into aerofoil thickness and weight control using Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) of pre-impregnated epoxy based carbon slit tows (University of Bristol)

Rolls-RoycePursuit of a repeatedly defect free, in tolerance as-moulded component through development of data-driven, adaptive, capable preforming and moulding processes irrespective of process variation (University of Bristol)

Rolls-RoyceVirtual manufacturing: validation of laminate deformation processes in automated composite material deposition and moulding (University of Bristol)

Rolls-RoyceDevelopment of local through thickness reinforcement material and reinforcement architectures to achieve effective delamination management and tailored mechanical performance (University of Bristol)

Rolls-RoyceImprovements and innovations in Automated Fibre Placement (University of Bristol)

Rolls-Royce, Repair- Fan Case (University of Bristol)

Rolls-RoyceThe impact of scaling component size and production rate on composite manufacturing process, technical capability and cost (University of Bristol)