2 march: Solutions to Composites Challenges 1/16/2018

On March 2nd 2018 LIGHTer organises a workshop on Solutions to Composites Challenges at Chalmers University of Technology.

The workshop will take place in Palmstedtsalen at Chalmersplatsen 1, Gothenburg, and aims to attract engineers from industry across disciplines as well as students and academics.

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Aim and Introduction:

The aim of the workshop is to provide insight in the challenges associated with using composites. The seminar addresses materials, design and manufacturing methods as well as recycling and end-of-life issues for using composite materials across disciplines. Presentations will be given by people from industry and academia, and provide a balanced perspective on issues discussed.

The seminar will first address need for automated manufacture and then turn in to a number of design related topics. Finally, internationally leading scientists will present their research on environmental related challenges associated with use of composites in industry. 


09:00 – 09:30   Coffee

09:30 – 09:45   Welcome and introduction

09:45 – 10:30   Automated manufacture (medium volumes), Dr Fredrik Edgren, GKN Aerospace, Sweden

10:30 – 11:15   Cost / performance assessment of alternative material, Dr Per Mårtensson, Natural Fibres, Switzerland

11:15 – 12:00   Variability in composites and its effect on design allowables, Mr Dennis Wilhelmsson, Chalmers, Sweden

12:00 – 13:00   Lunch

13:00 – 13:45   Probabilistic Analysis and Verification process for composite structures (Results from the LIGHTer project PAVE),  Dr Mohammad Rouhi, Swerea SICOMP

13:45-14:30     Probabilistic analysis and verification of automotive composite structures, Dr Renaud Gutkin, Volvo Car Corporation, Sweden

14:30 – 15:00  Coffee

15:00 – 15:45   Recycling and reuse of carbon fibre composites, Dr Soraia Pimenta, Imperial College London, UK

15:45 – 16:30   LCC/LCA of composites for automotive and aeronautical applications, Prof. Veronique Michaud, EPFL, Switzerland

16:30 – 16:45   Summary and Conclusions



Professor Leif Asp, leif.asp@chalmers.se

Dr Brina Blinzler, brina.blinzler@chalmers.se