The program for the conference will be made available in August. The tentative program for the school can alreayd be found below:

Session 1: Failure of composite materials

  • Hybrid effects in fibre-hybrid composites (Yentl Swolfs - KU Leuven)
  • Pseudo-ductility in composites: successful approaches and recent developments (Salvatore Giacomo Marino - Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
  • Linking strength of single fibres to carbon fibre composites: An experimental, probabilistic and micromechanical approach (Rajnish Kumar - Technical University of Denmark)

Session 2: Manufacturing and recycling

  • Carbon fibre composite recycling: an industrial perspective - Mathilde Poulet (ELG Carbon Fibre)
  • Industrial manufacturing of (hybrid) prepregs (Alexios Argyropoulos - North Thin Ply Technology & EPFL)
  • Liquid composite moulding of composites…a zoom on the flow front (VĂ©ronique Michaud - EPFL)

Session 3: Modelling and microstructures

  • Creating digital twins of composites (Lars P. Mikkelsen - Technical University of Denmark)
  • Composites microstructure correlation (Camilo Rojas - KU Leuven)
  • Fibre-matrix interface: methods & models (Sina AhmadvashAghbash - KU Leuven)

Session 4: Non-conventional composites

  • Steel fibre-reinforced composites (Tahreem Naveed - BMW & KU Leuven)
  • Shape memory composites using conventional composite contituents (Gokul Murali - Imperial College London)
  • Structural composite energy storage: opportunities and challenges (Olivier Hubert - University of Vienna)

Session 5: Advanced experimental characterisation

  • Experimental multi-instrument damage mechanics for fibre reinforced composites (Stepan V. Lomov - KU Leuven)
  • Fatigue of UD composites: Damage progression (Babak Fazlali - KU Leuven)
  • Fracture toughness in composites: characterization and modelling (Guillaume Broggi - EPFL)
  • Multi-scale digital image/volume correlation in fiber-reinforced composites (Mahoor Mehdikhani - KU Leuven)