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Manufacturing of Advanced High Value Aerospace Structures using Automated Fibre Placement


Topic ID
291

Thesis Topic/Title
Manufacturing of Advanced High Value Aerospace Structures using Automated Fibre Placement

Description

Composite materials are viewed as key to the development of the next generation of fuel-efficient aircrafts. This project will lead to the establishment of a state-of-the-art automated fibre placement (AFP) research capability at the Centre for Future Materials (CFM). Key to ensuring the success and future growth of the aerospace sector (and more specifically the composites industry) in Queensland and Australia, is the requirement to introduce automated manufacturing techniques. Currently, most of the composite parts produced in Queensland are manufactured via labour-intensive routes, such as hand lay-up prepreg technologies and, to a lesser extent, resin infusion and resin transfer moulding. Extensive research is needed to fully understand the opportunities available through introducing automated manufacturing techniques. One of the fundamental aims of CFM is to therefore investigate new manufacturing approaches and to embed this technology in Queensland’s composites industry.


Principal Supervisor


Research Affiliations
  • Centre for Future Materials

Field of Research
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


Application Open Date
06/09/2017

Application Close Date
06/09/2020

USQ Scholarship Applications

Pre-approved for Ethics
Not Applicable

Admission Requirements

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