Activity: Talk or presentation › Talk or presentation at a conference
ECCM19 Online short-course for PhDs.
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.