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AML/UP deals mainly with the general field of MATERIALS & STRUCTURES giving emphasis on the science, technology and applications of composite materials (organic, ceramic and metal matrix), monolithic ceramics and plastics.

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Research is conducted in a variety of areas including:

  • Design and Optimisation of Composite Structures, Fatigue Design and Damage Tolerance Approach,
  • Finite Elements Techniques (Implicit and Explicit), Stress Analysis,
  • Fatigue and Damage behaviour of Composite Laminates, Continuum Damage Approach,
  • Non-destructive Techniques in Advanced Materials Ultrasonic, Spectral Analysis, Acoustic Emission,
  • Boundary Elements
  • Wave Propagation and Scattering in Acoustics, Electromagnetism, Elasticity and Thermoelasticity,
  • Inverse Problems, Inversion of Scattering Data,
  • Vibration Analysis and Damping Control,
  • Fluids – Structures Interaction,
  • Ageing Systems and Health Monitoring of Engineering Systems, Safety Management of Composite structures,
  • Repair of Metal and Composite Structures Using Composite Patches,
  • Hierarchical Modelling Approach,
  • Characterisation of Material Properties, Using Conventional and Ultrasonic Techniques,
  • Analysis of the Thermo-Mechanical Behaviour of Polymers and composites,
  • Experimental Stress Analysis,
  • Smart Materials and Structures

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