Department of Mechanical Engineering

Professor Richard Trask

Contact details

Room: 4E 2.11A
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 386881
Email: r.s.trask@bath.ac.uk

Professor Richard Trask

BEng (Hons), MSc, PhD

Profile

Professor Richard Trask is the Professor of Advanced Materials at the University of Bath. He is also an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Early Career Fellow (Engineering Fellowships for Growth - June 2014 to May 2019). His research area is in the development of biologically inspired 3D and 4D multifunctional materials.

Professor Trask completed a first degree in Materials Science and Engineering before commencing employment as Research Scientist in the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA) and ultimately secured the role of Technology Leader and Advisor for UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). He developed an interest in advanced composite materials for and undertook a PhD sponsored by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution at the Southampton University.

After completing his PhD he joined the Advanced Composite Centre for Innovation and Science (ACCIS) in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Bristol University from 2004 to 2016, when he moved to the University of Bath.

He is currently on the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics' (AIAA's) Adaptive Structures Technical Committee, the Steering Committee for the International Conference of Self-Healing Materials, and a member of the Editorial Board of Smart Materials and Structures journal.

Research

  • Development of biologically inspired multifunctional composite materials and structures possessing adaptive (shape and colour), damage tolerant and self-healing/remodelling potential.
  • Development of 3D and 4D "Morphogenesis Manufacturing” where the material is programmed to transform during additive manufacturing to produce the next generation of advanced metamaterials.
  • Applying biomimetic principles to ‘grow’ architectures within an advanced manufacturing domain to maximise performance.

Publications

Articles

Baker, A. B., Wass, D. F. and Trask, R. S., 2018. Forthcoming. Thermally induced reversible and reprogrammable actuation of tough hydrogels utilising ionoprinting and iron coordination chemistry. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 254, pp. 519-525.

Hazard, M. K., Hallett, S., Curtis, P. T., Iannucci, L. and Trask, R., 2017. Effect of fibre orientation on the low velocity impact response of thin dyneema® composite laminates. International Journal of Impact Engineering, 100, pp. 35-45.

Bates, S. R. G., Farrow, I. R. and Trask, R. S., 2016. 3D printed polyurethane honeycombs for repeated tailored energy absorption. Materials & Design, 112, pp. 172-183.

Oliver, K., Seddon, A. and Trask, R. S., 2016. Morphing in nature and beyond:a review of natural and synthetic shape-changing materials and mechanisms. Journal of Materials Science, 51 (24), pp. 10663-10689.

Luterbacher, R., Coope, T. S., Trask, R. S. and Bond, I. P., 2016. Vascular self-healing within carbon fibre reinforced polymer stringer run-out configurations. Composites Science and Technology, 136, pp. 67-75.

Baker, A. B., Wass, D. F. and Trask, R. S., 2016. 4D sequential actuation:combining ionoprinting and redox chemistry in hydrogels. Smart Materials and Structures, 25 (10), 10LT02.

Mulakkal, M. C., Seddon, A. M., Whittell, G., Manners, I. and Trask, R. S., 2016. 4D fibrous materials:characterising the deployment of paper architectures. Smart Materials and Structures, 25 (9), 095052.

Luterbacher, R., Trask, R. S. and Bond, I. P., 2016. Oblique plies for steering through-thickness delamination migration in fiber-reinforced polymers. AIAA Journal of Aircraft, 53 (2), pp. 387-395.

Llewellyn-Jones, T. M., Drinkwater, B. W. and Trask, R. S., 2016. 3D printed components with ultrasonically arranged microscale structure. Smart Materials and Structures, 25 (2), 02LT01.

Luterbacher, R., Trask, R. S. and Bond, I. P., 2015. Static and fatigue tensile properties of cross-ply laminates containing vascules for self-healing applications. Smart Materials and Structures, 25 (1), 015003.

Allen, R. J. A. and Trask, R. S., 2015. An experimental demonstration of effective Curved Layer Fused Filament Fabrication utilising a parallel deposition robot. Additive Manufacturing, 8, pp. 78-87.

Scholz, M. S., Drinkwater, B. W., Llewellyn-Jones, T. M. and Trask, R. S., 2015. Counterpropagating wave acoustic particle manipulation device for the effective manufacture of composite materials. IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, 62 (10), 7296773.

Zagrai, A., Anderson, I., Atulasimha, J., Hartl, D., Shafer, M., Trask, R. and Wickenheiser, A., 2015. Adaptive and active materials:Selected papers from the ASME 2014 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS 14) (Newport, RI, USA, 8-10 September 2014). Smart Materials and Structures, 24 (9), 090201.

Everitt, D. T., Luterbacher, R., Coope, T. S., Trask, R. S., Wass, D. F. and Bond, I. P., 2015. Optimisation of epoxy blends for use in extrinsic self-healing fibre-reinforced composites. Polymer, 69, pp. 283-292.

Everitt, D. T., Coope, T. S., Trask, R. S., Wass, D. F. and Bond, I. P., 2015. Application of a silver-olefin coordination polymer as a catalytic curing agent for self-healing epoxy polymers. Smart Materials and Structures, 24 (5), 055004.

Hall, J., Qamar, I. P. S., Rendall, T. C. S. and Trask, R. S., 2015. A computational model for the flow of resin in self-healing composites. Smart Materials and Structures, 24 (3), 037002.

Daynes, S., Trask, R. S. and Weaver, P. M., 2014. Bio-inspired structural bistability employing elastomeric origami for morphing applications. Smart Materials and Structures, 23 (12), 125011.

Coope, T. S., Wass, D. F., Trask, R. S. and Bond, I. P., 2014. Repeated self-healing of microvascular carbon fibre reinforced polymer composites. Smart Materials and Structures, 23 (11), 115002.

Scholz, M. S., Drinkwater, B. W. and Trask, R. S., 2014. Ultrasonic assembly of anisotropic short fibre reinforced composites. Ultrasonics, 54 (4), pp. 1015-1019.

Coope, T. S., Wass, D. F., Trask, R. S. and Bond, I. P., 2014. Metal triflates as catalytic curing agents in self-healing fibre reinforced polymer composite materials. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 299 (2), pp. 208-218.

Daynes, S., Grisdale, A., Seddon, A. and Trask, R., 2014. Morphing structures using soft polymers for active deployment. Smart Materials and Structures, 23 (1), 012001.

Bond, I. P., Trask, R. S. and Varley, R. J., 2014. Special topic issue on self-healing materials. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 25 (1), p. 3.

Trask, R. S., Norris, C. J. and Bond, I. P., 2014. Stimuli-triggered self-healing functionality in advanced fibre-reinforced composites. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 25 (1), pp. 87-97.

Malkin, R., Yasaee, M., Trask, R. S. and Bond, I. P., 2013. Bio-inspired laminate design exhibiting pseudo-ductile (graceful) failure during flexural loading. Composites Part A - Applied Science and Manufacturing, 54, pp. 107-116.

Norris, C. J., Bond, I. P. and Trask, R. S., 2013. Healing of low-velocity impact damage in vascularised composites. Composites Part A - Applied Science and Manufacturing, 44 (1), pp. 78-85.

Malkin, R., Trask, R. S. and Bond, I. P., 2013. Control of unstable crack propagation through bio-inspired interface modification. Composites Part A - Applied Science and Manufacturing, 46 (1), pp. 122-130.

Delisser, P. J., McCombe, G. P., Trask, R. S., Etches, J. A., German, A. J., Holden, S. L., Wallace, A. M. and Burton, N. J., 2013. Ex vivo evaluation of the biomechanical effect of varying monocortical screw numbers on a plate-rod canine femoral gap model. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 26 (3), pp. 177-185.

Hélénon, F., Wisnom, M. R., Hallett, S. R. and Trask, R. S., 2013. Investigation into failure of laminated composite T-piece specimens under bending loading. Composites Part A - Applied Science and Manufacturing, 54, pp. 182-189.

Hélénon, F., Wisnom, M. R., Hallett, S. R. and Trask, R. S., 2012. Numerical investigation into failure of laminated composite T-piece specimens under tensile loading. Composites Part A - Applied Science and Manufacturing, 43 (7), pp. 1017-1027.

Yasaee, M., Bond, I. P., Trask, R. S. and Greenhalgh, E. S., 2012. Damage control using discrete thermoplastic film inserts. Composites Part A - Applied Science and Manufacturing, 43 (6), pp. 978-989.

Knipprath, C., Bond, I. P. and Trask, R. S., 2012. Biologically inspired crack delocalization in a high strain-rate environment. Journal of the Royal Society, Interface, 9 (69), pp. 665-676.

Trask, R. S., Hallett, S. R., Helenon, F. M. M. and Wisnom, M. R., 2012. Influence of process induced defects on the failure of composite T-joint specimens. Composites Part A - Applied Science and Manufacturing, 43 (4), pp. 748-757.

McCombe, G. P., Rouse, J., Trask, R. S., Withers, P. J. and Bond, I. P., 2012. X-ray damage characterisation in self-healing fibre reinforced polymers. Composites Part A - Applied Science and Manufacturing, 43 (4), pp. 613-620.

Knipprath, C., McCombe, G. P., Trask, R. S. and Bond, I. P., 2012. Predicting self-healing strength recovery using a multi-objective genetic algorithm. Composites Science and Technology, 72 (6), pp. 752-759.

Yasaee, M., Bond, I. P., Trask, R. S. and Greenhalgh, E. S., 2012. Mode II interfacial toughening through discontinuous interleaves for damage suppression and control. Composites Part A - Applied Science and Manufacturing, 43 (1), pp. 121-128.

Yasaee, M., Bond, I. P., Trask, R. S. and Greenhalgh, E. S., 2012. Mode i interfacial toughening through discontinuous interleaves for damage suppression and control. Composites Part A - Applied Science and Manufacturing, 43 (1), pp. 198-207.

Norris, C. J., White, J. A. P., McCombe, G., Chatterjee, P., Bond, I. P. and Trask, R. S., 2012. Autonomous stimulus triggered self-healing in smart structural composites. Smart Materials and Structures, 21 (9), 094027.

Coope, T. S., Mayer, U. F. J., Wass, D. F., Trask, R. S. and Bond, I. P., 2011. Self-healing of an epoxy resin using scandium(III) triflate as a catalytic curing agent. Advanced Functional Materials, 21 (24), pp. 4624-4631.

Williams, H. R., Trask, R. S. and Bond, I. P., 2011. A probabilistic approach for design and certification of self-healing advanced composite structures. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part O: Journal of Risk and Reliability, 225 (4), pp. 435-449.

Norris, C. J., Meadway, G. J., O'Sullivan, M. J., Bond, I. P. and Trask, R. S., 2011. Self-healing fibre reinforced composites via a bioinspired vasculature. Advanced Functional Materials, 21 (19), pp. 3624-3633.

Norris, C. J., Bond, I. P. and Trask, R. S., 2011. The role of embedded bioinspired vasculature on damage formation in self-healing carbon fibre reinforced composites. Composites Part A - Applied Science and Manufacturing, 42 (6), pp. 639-648.

Norris, C. J., Bond, I. P. and Trask, R. S., 2011. Interactions between propagating cracks and bioinspired self-healing vascules embedded in glass fibre reinforced composites. Composites Science and Technology, 71 (6), pp. 847-853.

Huang, C. Y., Trask, R. S. and Bond, I. P., 2010. Characterization and analysis of carbon fibre-reinforced polymer composite laminates with embedded circular vasculature. Journal of the Royal Society, Interface, 7 (49), pp. 1229-1241.

Trask, R. S. and Bond, I. P., 2010. Bioinspired engineering study of Plantae vascules for self-healing composite structures. Journal of the Royal Society, Interface, 7 (47), pp. 921-931.

Williams, G. J., Bond, I. P. and Trask, R. S., 2009. Compression after impact assessment of self-healing CFRP. Composites Part A - Applied Science and Manufacturing, 40 (9), pp. 1399-1406.

Williams, H. R., Trask, R. S. and Bond, I. P., 2008. Self-healing sandwich panels:Restoration of compressive strength after impact. Composites Science and Technology, 68 (15-16), pp. 3171-3177.

Bond, I. P., Trask, R. S. and Williams, H. R., 2008. Self-healing fiber- reinforced polymer composites. MRS Bulletin, 33 (8), pp. 770-774.

Williams, H. R., Trask, R. S., Knights, A. C., Williams, E. R. and Bond, I. P., 2008. Biomimetic reliability strategies for self-healing vascular networks in engineering materials. Journal of the Royal Society, Interface, 5 (24), pp. 735-747.

Williams, H. R., Trask, R. S., Weaver, P. M. and Bond, I. P., 2008. Minimum mass vascular networks in multifunctional materials. Journal of the Royal Society, Interface, 5 (18), pp. 55-65.

Williams, H. R., Trask, R. S. and Bond, I. P., 2007. Self-healing composite sandwich structures. Smart Materials and Structures, 16 (4), 031.

Williams, G., Trask, R. and Bond, I., 2007. A self-healing carbon fibre reinforced polymer for aerospace applications. Composites Part A - Applied Science and Manufacturing, 38 (6), pp. 1525-1532.

Trask, R. S., Williams, G. J. and Bond, I. P., 2007. Bioinspired self-healing of advanced composite structures using hollow glass fibres. Journal of the Royal Society, Interface, 4 (13), pp. 363-371.

Trask, R. S., Williams, H. R. and Bond, I. P., 2007. Self-healing polymer composites:Mimicking nature to enhance performance. Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, 2 (1), P01.

Trask, R. S. and Bond, I. P., 2006. Biomimetic self-healing of advanced composite structures using hollow glass fibres. Smart Materials and Structures, 15 (3), pp. 704-710.

Elliott, D. M. and Trask, R. S., 2001. Damage tolerance and repair of GFRP warships. Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, 14 (3), pp. 201-212.

Conference or Workshop Items

Bates, S. R. G., Farrow, I. R. and Trask, R. S., 2016. 3D printed elastic honeycombs with graded density for tailorable energy absorption. In: Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2016, 2016-03-21 - 2016-03-24. SPIE. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; 9799)

Luterbacher, R., Trask, R. S. and Bond, I. P., 2015. Oblique plies for steering through-thickness delamination migration in fibre reinforced polymers. In: 56th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference 2015, 2015-01-05 - 2015-01-09. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc..

Scholz, M. S., Drinkwater, B. W. and Trask, R. S., 2014. Ultrasonic assembly of short fibre reinforced composites. In: 2014 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2014, 2014-09-03 - 2014-09-06. IEEE Computer Society, pp. 369-372.

Hall, J., Qamar, I., Rendall, T. C. S. and Trask, R., 2014. A computational model for the flow of resin in self-healing composites. In: 55th AIAA/ASMe/ASCE/AHS/SC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference - SciTech Forum and Exposition 2014, 2014-01-13 - 2014-01-17.

Luterbacher, R., Trask, R. S. and Bond, I. P., 2014. Damage control within skin-stiffener debond specimens under fatigue conditions. In: 16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2014, 2014-06-22 - 2014-06-26. European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM.

Everitt, D., Trask, R., Wass, D. and Bond, L., 2014. Embedded catalytic healing agents for the repair of fibre-reinforced composites. In: ASME 2014 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2014, 2014-09-08 - 2014-09-10. Web Portal ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers).

Rae, S. I., Bond, I. P., Trask, R. S. and Wass, D. F., 2014. Novel self-healing systems:Expanding and inhibited healing agents. In: ASME 2014 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2014, 2014-09-08 - 2014-09-10. Web Portal ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers).

Gent, I. O., Seddon, A. M., Roberts, N. W. and Trask, R. S., 2014. Polychromatic composite films for adaptive camouflage. In: ASME 2014 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2014, 2014-09-08 - 2014-09-10. Web Portal ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers).

Boba, K., Bond, I. and Trask, R., 2014. Thermal ageing mitigation of frp composites using vascular networks. In: ASME 2014 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2014, 2014-09-08 - 2014-09-10. Web Portal ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers).

Trask, R. S., 2014. Ultrasonic assembly of biologically inspired anisotropic short fibre reinforced composites. In: ASME 2014 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2014, 2014-09-08 - 2014-09-10. Web Portal ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers).

McCombe, G. P., Yasaee, M., Trask, R. S. and Bond, I. P., 2012. Inhibiting delaminations in fibre reinforced plastic laminates with dropped plies. In: 15th European Conference on Composite Materials: Composites at Venice, ECCM 2012, 2012-06-24 - 2012-06-28. European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM.

Trask, R. S., Bond, I. P. and Norris, C., 2012. Stimuli triggered deployment of bio-inspired self-healing functionality. In: 8th Asian-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials 2012 - Composites: Enabling Tomorrow's Industry Today, ACCM 2012, 2012-11-06 - 2012-11-08.

Coope, T. S., Mayer, U. F. J., Bond, I. P., Trask, R. S. and Wass, D. F., 2011. Autonomous self-healing functionality in advanced fibre reinforced polymer composite materials. In: 18th International Conference on Composites Materials, ICCM 2011, 2011-08-21 - 2011-08-26.

Norris, C., Bond, I. and Trask, R., 2011. Bioinspired vasculatures for self-healing fibre reinforced polymer composites. In: ASME 2011 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2011, 2011-09-18 - 2011-09-21.

Malkin, R., Yasaee, M., Bond, I. P. and Trask, R. S., 2011. Ductility in composites:Influence of ply-cuts on the flexural behavior of carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP). In: 26th Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2011 and the 2nd Joint US-Canada Conference on Composites, 2011-09-26 - 2011-09-28.

Malkin, R., Yasaee, M., Bond, I. P. and Trask, R. S., 2011. Ductility in composites:Influence of ply-cuts on the flexural behavior of carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP). In: 2nd Joint US-Canada Conference on Composites - American Society for Composites, 26th Annual Technical Conference: Canadian Association for Composite Structures and Materials, 2011-09-26 - 2011-09-28.

Bond, I., Coope, T., Trask, R., McCombe, G., Wass, D. and Mayer, U., 2011. Multi-mode self-healing in composite materials using novel chemistry. In: ASME 2011 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2011, 2011-09-18 - 2011-09-21.

Yasaee, M., Bond, I. P. and Trask, R. S., 2011. Novel compartmentalisation of low velocity impact damage. In: 26th Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2011 and the 2nd Joint US-Canada Conference on Composites, 2011-09-26 - 2011-09-28.

Hélénon, F., Wisnom, M. R., Hallett, S. R. and Trask, R. S., 2011. Predicting failure mechanisms in T-shaped aerospace composite structures. In: 18th International Conference on Composites Materials, ICCM 2011, 2011-08-21 - 2011-08-26.

Bacheva, D., Elsayed, M. S. A. and Trask, R. S., 2011. The skeleton of Euplectella aspergillum as foundation for the development of novel composite aerospace structures. In: 18th International Conference on Composites Materials, ICCM 2011, 2011-08-21 - 2011-08-26.

Huang, C. Y., Trask, R. S. and Bond, I. P., 2009. Analytical study of vascular networks for self-healing composite laminates. In: 17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-17, 2009-07-27 - 2009-07-31.

Trask, R. S. and Bond, I. P., 2009. Biomimicry of plantae vascules in the development of self-healing composite structures. In: 17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-17, 2009-07-27 - 2009-07-31.

Kawashita, L. F., Jones, M. I., Trask, R. S., Hallett, S. R. and Wisnom, M. R., 2009. Static and fatigue delamination from discontinuous plies - Experimental and numerical investigations. In: 17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-17, 2009-07-27 - 2009-07-31.

Trask, R. S., Bond, I. P., Williams, G. J. and Williams, H. R., 2008. Bioinspired self-healing of advanced composite materials. In: 49th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 2008-04-07 - 2008-04-10.

Bond, I., Trask, R., Williams, G. and Williams, H., 2007. Autonomic self-healing and damage visualisation in fibre reinforced polymer composites. In: 6th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring: Quantification, Validation, and Implementation, IWSHM 2007, 2007-09-11 - 2007-09-13. DEStech Publications, pp. 1364-1372.

Trask, R. S. and Bond, I. P., 2007. Biomimetic planar and branched self-healing networks in composite laminates. In: 16th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-16 - "A Giant Step Towards Environmental Awareness: From Green Composites to Aerospace", 2007-07-08 - 2007-07-13.

Bond, I. P., Williams, G. J. and Trask, R. S., 2007. Self-healing CFRP for aerospace applications. In: 16th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-16 - "A Giant Step Towards Environmental Awareness: From Green Composites to Aerospace", 2007-07-08 - 2007-07-13.

Bond, I. P., Williams, G. J. and Trask, R. S., 2007. Self-healing CFRP for high performance applications. In: 22nd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2007 - Composites: Enabling a New Era in Civil Aviation, 2007-09-17 - 2007-09-19.

Williams, G. J., Trask, R. S. and Bond, I. P., 2007. Self-healing of impact damaged CFRP. In: 48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 2007-04-23 - 2007-04-26.

Trask, R. S., Bond, I. P. and Semprimoschnig, C. O. A., 2006. Self-healing of composite structures in a space ENVIRONMENT. In: 10th International Symposium on Materials in a Space Environment and The 8th International Conference on Protection of Materials and Structures in a Space Environment, 2006-06-19 - 2006-06-23.

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