The Advanced Composites Group is dedicated to both fundamental scientific and industrial oriented research in the area of polymeric and composite materials. Our research activities have the primary goal of determining structure – (re)processing – performance relationships and tailoring composite materials for specific requirements in engineering applications.
Our capabilities range from the micro to macro scale and cover experimental materials research as well as modelling. Our areas of inquiry include fibre reinforcement performance, single fibre interface testing, fibre recycling and regeneration, composite processing and testing and polymer aerogel composites.
Half a dozen members of the ACG attended and presented their research at the biennial European Conference on Composite Materials. This year’s edition ECCM18 was held in Athens, Greece.
The objective of DACOMAT is to develop more damage tolerant and damage predictable low cost composite materials, for use in large load carrying structures such as wind turbine blades, bridges and buildings.