Successful design with composites results from the holistic approach to shape, fabrication and material

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With composites being intrinsically heterogeneous and composed of stiff reinforcement elements, arranged and connected by a soft polymer phase, the manufacturing of an object and creation of the composite materials coincide. This pauses challenges and creates opportunities when exploited in a smart way. The “gestalt” of a composite product, its entirety being more than the contributing elements, results from a supreme control of the composite material at several scales, from the fibre interface, to textile architecture up to large scale joining processes. Finally the convergence of computational design, digital fabrication and engineered functional materials augments the design process with composites to unprecedented levels.
Period22 Jun 2020
Event title19th European Conference on Composite Materials
Event typeConference
Conference number19
LocationNantes, FranceShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational