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)

– 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)

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

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