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27th June 2019, Oxford

Confidence in Composites calls for abstracts

The event will showcase the latest non-destructive evaluation and testing technologies for composite materials. © Inside Composites

The event will showcase the latest non-destructive evaluation and testing technologies for composite materials. © Inside Composites

Confidence in Composites, a new, two-day international event, will showcase the latest non-destructive evaluation and testing technologies, structural health monitoring techniques and approaches to repair for composite materials through case study presentations and demonstrations.

The organisers are looking for abstracts on NDE during manufacture, structural health monitoring and in-service inspection; increasing confidence in composites – standards and specification; what OEMs want from the industry; repair methodologies; and case studies from various sectors, including aerospace, renewables, construction, offshore, marine and automotive.

The event will take place from 15-16 October in Oxford, UK. The deadline for abstracts is 1 July.

Defects and damage occur in all materials. In fibre-reinforced polymer composites (FRPs) defects and failure modes can be very different from those in metallic and other materials.

Over the last few decades non-destructive inspection and monitoring methods have developed both to assure quality and consistency in manufacturing and to identify and predict defects in service due to fatigue or damage.

Capability is growing in maturity in several sectors, especially aerospace, renewable energy and construction. Techniques for repair are well established, though in some cases further work may be needed to establish standardisation and good practice.

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