Following on from a successful 2012 programme of events, NetComposites are starting off 2013 with a workshop on the Durability of Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites on 26th February.
Fibre reinforced polymer composites (FRPs) have been used successfully for many years in a wide range of applications in which they are exposed to aggressive environments. It has been demonstrated that, with the correct materials selection, design and manufacture, FRP composites can have a design life of 40 years or more.
There are aspects of durability of composites that are still not fully quantified or understood and this workshop aims to share the experiences of a cross sector of companies.
The programme for the event includes:
Effect of Environmental Conditions on the Material Properties of FRP Structures Mark Hobbs, Gurit UK
Fatigue Life of Immersed Glass Reinforced Polymer Composites Ciaran Kennedy, National University of Ireland, Galway
Moisture Uptake and its Effects on the Flexural Properties and Failure Modes of Glass/Linseed Oil Composites Mari Malmstein, University of Southampton
Durable Data for Durable Composites Norman Swindells, Ferroday
Structural Health Analysis of Ageing Composite Wind Turbines Blades using an Integrated Thermographic Monitoring System SP SantoSpirito, KCC
Providing Confidence in Durable Composites (DURACOMP) – a new EPSRC Funded Research Project Peter Gosling, Newcastle University
NetComposites’ upcoming events include Quality in Manufacturing FRP Materials, Opportunities for FRP’s in the Automotive Sector, Design for the End of Life of FRP’s and Non Destructive Testing and Repair of FRPs’. To be kept informed of these please email firstname.lastname@example.org.