Host Institutions: The University of Nottingham, University of Bath, University of Cambridge
Start Date: 1st May, 2020
Duration: 36 months
Lead Investigator: Michael Sutcliffe
Co-Investigators: Andrew Rhead, Lee Harper, Richard Butler, Shuai Chen
|High-volume production has been identified to be one of the main solutions to reduce the manufacturing costs of high-performance composites structures. The core project aims to resolve design and manufacturing inefficiencies to create high-performance preforms suitable for liquid moulding. The decision to focus specifically on dry fabrics and double diaphragm forming have been guided by the recent industrial interest in producing large-scale composites structures using automated out-of-autoclave processes.The research aims will be achieved by the following objectives:
Co-Investigator, Dr Andrew Rhead, University of Bath introducing the project ‘Design simulation tools and process improvements for NCF preforming’.
Co-Investigator, Dr Lee Harper reporting on the research progress of the project ‘Design simulation tools and process improvements for NCF preforming’.