Understanding the mechanical behaviour and fracture of composite materials and developing robust and reliable numerical models for an improved structural design.
Study of structural design with advanced materials.
Highly capable composites testing laboratory based in Girona’s technology park.
Standard and state-of-the-art material characterisation tests.
Inspection of microstructure and surface and internal defects
Development of numerical models for the analysis of advanced materials.
It can be said that it is common wisdom that laminates must be symmetric. However, in some special cases, the use of unsymmetrical laminates can be of advantage when the load cases induce unevenly distributed stresses. This recent contribution by AMA
The Composite Structures issue of last March includes a paper that addresses the problem of defining the design parameters (B-basis design allowables) that are to be used in notched configurations of CFRP laminates. The allowables must account for th
On September 7th , AMADE’s PhD student Albert Soto has very satisfactorily presented his PhD dissertation. This contribution is aimed at imporving the design of relatively large composite sub-components under the potential failure caused by low veloc
During the week of March 4th-8th, and in the framework of the Master’s Mechanics of Materials and Structures we will receive the visit of two leading researchers on composites: Dr. Silvestre Pinho (Imperial College of London) and Dr. Julien Ju