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Program Code: 1661


The project is concerned with the development of design optimisation procedures formulated for composite materials, thin-walled and sandwich structures, hybrid metal-composite structural components with applications in aerospace, marine, offshore, shipbuilding and other industries. The relevant modelling approaches and optimisation techniques are to be developed and implemented.

Description of Work:

  • Development of mechanical and numerical models
  • Model implementation into the FE code
  • Structural design and analysis
  • Development of the theoretical and specialised numerical optimisation techniques
  • Sensitivity analysis of the composite components-demonstrators
  • Material characterisation and prototype testing