2019 Annual Seminar and SME Table Top Exhibition, 6 June 2019, Edinburgh
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09:30 Welcome: Tim Wybrow, Chapter Chair.
09:35 Fabric reinforced thermoplastic composites – challenges and opportunities
Tim Swales, Johns Manville, Colorado, USA.
10:00 Thermoplastic Infusion and In-Situ Polymerisation
Edward McCarthy and Dipa Roy, University of Edinburgh.
10:25 Interfacial bonding in injection over-moulding of thermoplastic composite laminates
Ali Aravand, Queens University Belfast / Noel Bloomfield, Denroy Plastics Bangor, Co. Down.
10:50 Coffee Break
11:20 Highly loaded structures in the sub-sea environment – the challenges of designing tidal turbine blade
Robert Bray, SIMEC Atlantis Energy Ltd., Bristol.
11:45 Connecting Coating Properties to Rain Erosion Performance
Kirsten Dyer, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Blyth.
12:10 Qualification approach of PVDF composites for high pressure CO2 applications in the
Oil & Gas industry
Alexandre Paternoster (Airborne Oil and Gas) and Natalie Jordan (Solvay).
12:35 Development of novel fibre reinforced polymer composite laminate used in
Oil & Gas metal pipe repair systems
Michail Kalloudis, Impact Solutions Ltd., Grangemouth.
13:00 Lunch including the Chapter AGM at 13:30.
14:30 Towards closing the loop on glass fibres recycled from end-of-life and waste GRP
James Thomason / Liu Yang, University of Strathclyde.
14:55 Towards stable failure of CFRPs using a bio-inspired crossed lamellar microstructure
Riikka Häsä, Imperial College London - Winner of the 2018 SAMPE Student Seminar.
15:20 Undertanding the Materials we use Through the Life of an Aircraft
Jonathan Oakes, Spirit AeroSystems.
15:55 Seminar Close
16:00 Afternoon refreshments
16:25 Optional visit to the Engineering facilities: University of Edinburgh
We are very grateful to our generous Seminar Sponsors: TenCate Advanced Composites; Johns Manville; Babcock; Oil & Gas Innovation Centre; Irish Composites Centre; Northern Ireland Advanced Engineering Competence Centre; Lightweight Manufacturing Centre, University of Strathclyde; and the University of Edinburgh.