Design and Manufacture for Next-Generation Composites Applications

Venue: BAWA, Bristol

Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Sep 20, 2007 End Date/Time: Sep 20, 2007
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There is growing interest in composites throughout the aerospace industry, due to their lightweight structure and corrosion resistance. The result of using composites also helps to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, which are important issues in the transport industry today due to strict targets being introduced by the government.

This seminar will discuss composite applications including airframes, propellers, aircraft fuselage and other transportation, and examine the advances in manufacturing methods, composite design and technological developments, in order to demonstrate how organisations can benefit from using composites.

Delegates will have the opportunity to:
• Gain an improved understanding of the latest developments in composites manufacture
• Assess the specific benefits of composite design, which will be illustrated by case studies
• Network with industry staff

Provisional Programme for the day:
9.15 Registration
10.00 Chairman's Welcome
10.15 KEYNOTE SPEECH - Overview from Airbus UK
10.45 Design Considerations for Compositesin the Gas Turbine Environment - Rolls-Royce Plc
11.15 Advanced Numerical Simulation of Composites Aerostructures - QinetiQ
11.45 Break
12.10 Novel Simulation Techniques for Advanced Woven Composites and Preforms - ACCIS (University of Bristol)
12.40 Localised through-the-thickness reinforcement using Z-Fiber pinning and tufting
13.10 Lunch
14.10 BAE Systems presentation - topic tbc
14.40 Design and Out-of-Autoclave Manufacture of an Integrally Stiffened Wing Skin - Advanced Composites Group
15.10 Break
15.35 Double Diaphragm Forming the A400M Wing Composite Spars
16.05 Future manufacturing solutions for the next generation of composite propeller blades - Smiths Aerospace
16.35 Round us session
17.00 Close of Seminar


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Additional Information

Pricing for the event: Members of IMechE - £180.00 + VAT Non-Members - £220.00 + VAT Members of Co-sponsoring Organisations (RAeS, IET, Bristol University, Airbus Composites Centre) - £180.00 + VAT Students / Retired - £40.00 + VAT