Programme

The 5 day programme is composed of a mix of lectures and experimental work, the tentative structure is:

June 20th 2022: Matrix systems and sustainability approach

June 21st 2022: Toughening and matrix morphologies

June 22nd 2022: Hierarchical structured composites

June 23rd 2022: Liquid composite moulding and processing of discontinuous fibre architectures

June 24th 2022: Tape laying and fibre steering

Speakers

The confirmed speakers are:

 

Prof. Christophe Binetruy

Central Nantes

Christophe is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Institute of Civil Engineering and Mechanics He led the Processes and Mechanics of Materials Group from 2012 to 2018. He holds the FAURECIA Chair on structural composites for automotive applications since 2011.  He was visiting scholar at the University of Delaware in 2001 and at TU Munich in 2011. He is Vice-President of the European Society for Composite Materials (ESCM) since 2018. He is currently Affiliated Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware.  His research interests are modeling of composite manufacturing processes with multi-scale and multiphysics-based approaches, as well as design for manufacturing based on concurrent engineering approaches.

 
       
 

Prof. Clemens Dransfeld

TU Delft, Department of Aerospace Structures and Materials

Clemens’ research follows an interdisciplinary approach between materials science, engineering and manufacturing to architect composites materials at various scales to achieve unprecented combination of manufacturability, design freedom and performance.
 
       
 

Dr. Wouter Grouve

Assistant Professor, University of Twente, Department of Mechanics of Solids, Surfaces & Systems

Wouter’s activities revolve around the manufacturing and performance of composite parts and structures, with a specialization in thermoplastic composites. He is particularly interested in the influence of the manufacturing process on the performance of the final part. This first includes, understanding how the processing history affects the material’s microstructure, in which microstructure is defined broadly and encompasses properties such as void fraction, crystalline morphology and fibre-matrix distribution. Secondly, understanding how this microstructure affects the (mechanical) performance on a macro-scale.
 
       
 

Prof. Thomas Pardoen

Université catholique de Louvain - UCLouvain

Thomas Pardoen is full professor and Chairman of the Institute of Mechanics, Materials and Civil Engineering at UCLouvain. His research interests span the area of the nano-, micro- and macro- mechanics of materials and systems, with an emphasis on multiscale experimental investigations and modelling of deformation and fracture phenomena, as well as coupled functional-mechanical properties and irradiation effects, from both fundamental and applied perspectives. His research activity is articulated around the mechanics of three classes of materials: (i) composites, hybrids, multimaterials, and adhesives, (ii) thin films, coatings and mems, (iii) high performance metallic alloys. He received the Grand Prix Alcan of the French academy of sciences in 2011 and a Francqui Chair from Université de Liège in 2015. He has been nominated Euromech Fellow in 2015.
 
       
 

Dr. Daniël Peeters

Assistant Professor, TU Delft, Department of Aerospace Structures and Materials

Daniël is fascinated by the optimisation of variable stiffness laminates and he has made substantial contributions in this field. However, many challenges still remain to get in-situ consolidated (fibre steered). These challenges mainly relate to the link between design, optimisation and manufacturing, but are also in the area of quality assurance.
 
       
 

Dr. Julie Teuwen

Assistant Professor, TU Delft, Department of Aerospace Structures and Materials

Julie is inspired by the concept of breaking the one-piece blade paradigm in wind turbines. Her current research portfolio is structured to realise this vision through four main topic area: (i) Optimisation methodologies of the manufacturing process of thermoset composite parts. (ii) Understanding of the intimate contact development in laser assisted, automated fibre placement of thermoplastic composites. (iii) Understanding of interphase formation between thermoset-thermoplastic resins for advanced joining processes or toughening of resin systems. (iv) Understanding of erosion behaviour of the leading edge of wind turbine blades.
 
       
 

Dr. Kunal Masania

Associate Professor, TU Delft, Department of Aerospace Structures and Materials

Kunal’s primary  focus is to re-imagine how composites are made today, with an emphasis on structuring hierarchical materials in three dimensions using design inspiration from the natural world. This means we are an interdisciplinary group that works on topics from basic material synthesis, additive manufacturing and digital fabrication of materials and their structures, to mechanics and characterisation of their mechanical behaviour. Our research covers aspects that (a) are fundamental, (b) help further our understanding of the materials and structures around us and (c) leverage new technologies to realize sustainable composite materials with a broad range of applications whilst focusing on high quality science and engineering.
 
       
 

Dr. Kjelt van Rijswijk

SAM|XL

Kjelt is CEO of SAM|XL (Smart Advanced Manufacturing XL), a collaborative research centre where technology is being developed, demonstrated, and de-risked for automated manufacture of large-size lightweight composite parts for aircraft, wind turbine blades, spacecraft and maritime applications. The collaborative research centre is setup as a non-profit foundation under the auspices of the TU Delft and brings together the knowledge base of TU Delft Aerospace Engineering, TU Delft Robotics Institute, TNO Industry, and the Industry partners that span the cross-sectoral composite supply chains. SAM|XL is establishing and expanding industrial-scale automation equipment that is accessible to its partners for research, demonstration and de-risking of technology prior to upscaling. In addition, through relevant projects the centre generates opportunities to students from the nearby universities and universities of applied sciences to kick start their career in smart manufacturing and become the workforce that carries our Future Factories.
 
       
 

Dr. Baris Caglar

Assistant Professor, TU Delft, Department of Aerospace Structures and Materials

Baris’s research is driven by the need for the development of efficient processes for next generation smart-composites with reduced CO2 footprint and improved circularity. To this end, his research combines novel experimental and numerical techniques to understand, control and exploit composite material processing at multiple scales.

 
       
 

Dr. Baris Kumru

Assistant Professor, TU Delft, Department of Aerospace Structures and Materials

Baris focusses on tailoring sustainable lightweight polymer composites for aviation. His research distills synthetic polymer chemistry with sustainable molecules to develop novel high-performance polymer composites that are energy efficient, possess lowered CO2 footprint and enhanced bio-based contents with on-demand recyclability. Baris is driven by experimental polymer chemistry and he aims to encapsulate total synthesis - from lab-scale experiments to scaled-up reaction design.   

 
       
 

Prof. Joseph Morlier

ISAE-SUPAEO/ICA and CNRS

Joseph Morlier currently covers the position of Full Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, ISAE-SUPAERO, Université de Toulouse, France. He earned a Ph.D. degree from University of Bordeaux, France, in 2005. He was a Visiting Researcher at LIAMA (Sino French Lab in Computer Science, Automation and Applied Mathematics), Beijing, China, in summer 2006, and Visiting Professor at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, in summer 2017. His research interests are in the field of aerospace system optimization and more precisely his current researches at ISAE-SUPAERO and Institut Clément Ader (ICA CNRS) focus on structural and multidisciplinary optimization (surrogate modeling, topology optimization, and fluid structure interaction), and modal identification (vibration signal processing, sensor placement optimization). He is the author of more than 100 scientific publications (including 40+ journal papers) and currently serves as an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Aerospace Engineering. He took part in several research projects (including 9 industrial projects with AIRBUS), 4 European projects (MAAXIMUS, NextGen Airliners, AGILE 4.0, U-Harward), 1 ANR.

 

Prof. Christophe Binetruy

Central Nantes

Christophe is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Institute of Civil Engineering and Mechanics He led the Processes and Mechanics of Materials Group from 2012 to 2018. He holds the FAURECIA Chair on structural composites for automotive applications since 2011.  He was visiting scholar at the University of Delaware in 2001 and at TU Munich in 2011. He is Vice-President of the European Society for Composite Materials (ESCM) since 2018. He is currently Affiliated Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware.  His research interests are modeling of composite manufacturing processes with multi-scale and multiphysics-based approaches, as well as design for manufacturing based on concurrent engineering approaches. 

Prof. Clemens Dransfeld

TU Delft, Department of Aerospace Structures and Materials

Clemens’research follows an interdisciplinary approach between materials science, engineering and manufacturing to architect composites materials at various scales to achieve unprecented combination of manufacturability, design freedom and performance.

Dr. Wouter Grouve

Assistant Professor, University of Twente, Department of Mechanics of Solids, Surfaces & Systems

Wouter’s activities revolve around the manufacturing and performance of composite parts and structures, with a specialization in thermoplastic composites. He is particularly interested in the influence of the manufacturing process on the performance of the final part. This first includes, understand how the processing history affects the material’s microstructure, in which microstructure is defined broadly and encompasses properties such as void fraction, crystalline morphology and fiber-matrix distribution. Secondly, understanding how this microstructure affects the (mechanical) performance on a macro-scale.

Prof. Thomas Pardoen

Université catholique de Louvain - UCLouvain

Thomas Pardoen is full professor and Chairman of the Institute of Mechanics, Materials and Civil Engineering at UCLouvain. His research interests span the area of the nano-, micro- and macro- mechanics of materials and systems, with an emphasis on multiscale experimental investigations and modelling of deformation and fracture phenomena, as well as coupled functional-mechanical properties and irradiation effects, from both fundamental and applied perspectives. His research activity is articulated around the mechanics of three classes of materials: (i) composites, hybrids, multimaterials, and adhesives, (ii) thin films, coatings and mems, (iii) high performance metallic alloys. He received the Grand Prix Alcan of the French academy of sciences in 2011 and a Francqui Chair from Université de Liège in 2015. He has been nominated Euromech Fellow in 2015.

Dr. Daniël Peeters

Assistant Professor, TU Delft, Department of Aerospace Structures and Materials

Daniël is fascinated by the optimisation of variable stiffness laminates and he has made substantial contributions in this field. However, many challenges still remain to get in-situ consolidated (fibre steered). These challenges mainly relate to the link between design, optimisation and manufacturing, but are also in the area of quality assurance.

Dr. Julie Teuwen

Assistant Professor, TU Delft, Department of Aerospace Structures and Materials

Julie is inspired by the concept of breaking the one-piece blade paradigm in wind turbines. Her  current research portfolio is structured to realise this vision through four main topic area: (i) Optimisation methodologies of the manufacturing process of thermoset composite parts. (ii) Understanding of the intimate contact development in laser assisted, automated fibre placement of thermoplastic composites. (iii) Understanding of interphase formation between thermoset-thermoplastic resins for advanced joining processes or toughening of resin systems. (iv) Understanding of erosion behaviour of the leading edge of wind turbine blades.

Dr. Kunal Masania

Associate Professor, TU Delft, Department of Aerospace Structures and Materials

Kunal’s primary focus is to re-imagine how composites are made today, with an emphasis on structuring hierarchical materials in three dimensions using design inspiration from the natural world. This means we are an interdisciplinary group that works on topics from basic material synthesis, additive manufacturing and digital fabrication of materials and their structures, to mechanics and characterisation of their mechanical behaviour. Our research covers aspects that (a) are fundamental, (b) help further our understanding of the materials and structures around us and (c) leverage new technologies to realize sustainable composite materials with a broad range of applications whilst focusing on high quality science and engineering.

Dr. Kjelt van Rijswijk

SAM|XL

Kjelt is CEO of SAM|XL (Smart Advanced Manufacturing XL), a collaborative research centre where technology is being developed, demonstrated, and de-risked for automated manufacture of large-size lightweight composite parts for aircraft, wind turbine blades, spacecraft and maritime applications. The collaborative research centre is setup as a non-profit foundation under the auspices of the TU Delft and brings together the knowledge base of TU Delft Aerospace Engineering, TU Delft Robotics Institute, TNO Industry, and the Industry partners that span the cross-sectoral composite supply chains. SAM|XL is establishing and expanding industrial-scale automation equipment that is accessible to its partners for research, demonstration and de-risking of technology prior to upscaling. In addition, through relevant projects the centre generates opportunities to students from the nearby universities and universities of applied sciences to kick start their career in smart manufacturing and become the workforce that carries our Future Factories.

Dr. Baris Caglar

Assistant Professor, TU Delft, Department of Aerospace Structures and Materials

Baris’s research is driven by the need for the development of efficient processes for next generation smart-composites with reduced CO2 footprint and improved circularity. To this end, his research combines novel experimental and numerical techniques to understand, control and exploit composite material processing at multiple scales.

Dr. Baris Kumru

Assistant Professor, TU Delft, Department of Aerospace Structures and Materials

Baris focusses on tailoring sustainable lightweight polymer composites for aviation. His research distills synthetic polymer chemistry with sustainable molecules to develop novel high-performance polymer composites that are energy efficient, possess lowered CO2 footprint and enhanced bio-based contents with on-demand recyclability. Baris is driven by experimental polymer chemistry and he aims to encapsulate total synthesis - from lab-scale experiments to scaled-up reaction design. 

Prof. Joseph Morlier

ISAE-SUPAEO/ICA and CNRS

Joseph Morlier currently covers the position of Full Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, ISAE-SUPAERO, Université de Toulouse, France. He earned a Ph.D. degree from University of Bordeaux, France, in 2005. He was a Visiting Researcher at LIAMA (Sino French Lab in Computer Science, Automation and Applied Mathematics), Beijing, China, in summer 2006, and Visiting Professor at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, in summer 2017. His research interests are in the field of aerospace system optimization and more precisely his current researches at ISAE-SUPAERO and Institut Clément Ader (ICA CNRS) focus on structural and multidisciplinary optimization (surrogate modeling, topology optimization, and fluid structure interaction), and modal identification (vibration signal processing, sensor placement optimization). He is the author of more than 100 scientific publications (including 40+ journal papers) and currently serves as an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Aerospace Engineering. He took part in several research projects (including 9 industrial projects with AIRBUS), 4 European projects (MAAXIMUS, NextGen Airliners, AGILE 4.0, U-Harward), 1 ANR.

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