Structural stability in the presence of material damage
As fibre reinforced polymer composite materials become increasingly popular within both transportation and construction industries for more weight-efficient structures, engineers need to calculate their ultimate strength efficiently and accurately. Complicating matters, however, despite offering superior performance when compared to traditional construction materials (e.g. steel and aluminium), composites are inherently vulnerable to material damage. Moreover, slender components are prone both to buckling and material failure, and present design procedures cannot reliably account for this interaction without vast computational expense. EU-funded DamBuckler aims to resolve this and related problems by developing novel theories enabling more efficient, reliable and hence safer ultimate strength predictions for structures made in particular from composite materials.
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Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF
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