High Temperature Performance of Composites Conference
Composite materials are now accepted and widely used in a number of different sectors replacing traditional metals and alloys. As confidence in the material grows, engineers are demanding higher performance from them and in particular higher operating temperatures.
The Composites Leadership Forum identified in its strategy that improving high temperature performance of composites was a key Science and Technology Recommendation.
It is for these reasons that the Knowledge Transfer Network is organising this Conference on High Temperature Performance of Composites.
The Conference aims to highlight research in industry and academia in this area. In scope are Structural Polymer, Ceramic and Metal Matrix Composites.
Out of scope for the Conference are commercially available products, as well as thermal barriers, fire performance and fire insulation of composites, which is well covered in other conferences.
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09:30 Coffees and Registration
10:00 Welcome and Introduction, Ajay Kapadia, Knowledge Transfer Network
End User Requirements
10:10 Defence Perspective, Wai Lee, MBDA
10:35 Space Perspective, Daniel Carew, Seraphim Capital
Polymer Matric Composites (PMC)
11:20 Advances in PMCs, Dominic Hopwood, Bitrez
11:45 Funding Opportunities for Materials Research, Ben Walsh, Innovate UK
Ceramic Matric Composites (CMC)
13:00 Ceramic Matrix Composites for Aerospace – Challenges & Opportunities, Ian Edmonds, Rolls-Royce
13:25 Supporting CMC Development and Qualification, Stuart MacLachlan, Lucideon
13:50 Ultra-high temperature ceramic matrix composites (UHTCMCs), Jon Binner, University of Birmingham
14:15 Expanding the UK capabilities in Ceramic Matrix Composites, Andrea D’Angio’, National Composites Centre
14:40 Continuous in situ synchrotron tomography of nuclear grade SiCfibre/SiC composite at 900°C, Shixiang Zhao, University of Oxford
Metal Matrix Composites
15:25 Introductions to MMCs – Challenges and Opportunities, Stephen Kyle-Henney, TISICS
15:55 Closing Remarks