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Reference Number EP/L016028/1
Title EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science
Status Completed
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Transport) 10%;
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Wind Energy) 10%;
NOT ENERGY RELATED 80%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr PM Weaver
No email address given
Aerospace Engineering
University of Bristol
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 April 2014
End Date 30 September 2022
Duration 102 months
Total Grant Value £4,938,964
Industrial Sectors Defence and Marine; Manufacturing; Aerospace
Region South West
Programme NC : Engineering
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr PM Weaver , Aerospace Engineering, University of Bristol (99.996%)
  Other Investigator Professor M Wisnom , Aerospace Engineering, University of Bristol (0.001%)
Dr IP Bond , Aerospace Engineering, University of Bristol (0.001%)
Dr I Farrow , Aerospace Engineering, University of Bristol (0.001%)
Dr RS Trask , Aerospace Engineering, University of Bristol (0.001%)
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Objectives
Abstract The ACCIS CDT will continue to address the EPSRC's goal of Developing Leaders in the key area of advanced materials under the EPSRC priority area of Materials Technologies. The underpinning philosophy will be to train the next generation of pioneers in composites technologies at the interface between engineering, life sciences, physics and chemistry, noting that within ACCIS, composites are defined as synergistic combinations of materials which may exhibit multifunctional attributes.The need for the ACCIS CDT is now even more important strategically than was the case for the initial award. The utilisation of composites is growing at an unprecedented rate, as illustrated by the significant UK technological contribution to both the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 with composite airframes, the need for rapid development of renewable energy (wind turbine blades) and the nascent interest in large scale production of automotive components by organisations such as McLaren and BMW. The need for lightweight, high performance, multifunctional materials is a key element in meeting the goals of a sustainable future. Thus, industrial usage is within a period of exponential rise. Furthermore, composite materials has been recognized as one of the key industries by which the UK can seek to rebalance the economy towards export driven high value manufacturing.We intend to build upon our strong existing platform by further increasing our international engagement and by attracting elite home and overseas students to widen the pool of highly skilled labour for UK industry, supported by a combination of industrial and scholarship funding.
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