We carry out research into many aspects of structures. These include:

Characterisation and testing

  • impact damage
  • buckling and compression after impact

Modelling and simulation

  • finite element method for HPC
  • virtual testing and statistics
  • damage tolerance
  • manufacturing processes for composites
  • buckling and strength of composites

Design and optimisation

  • elastic tailoring and damage tolerance
  • formable laminates