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Published on January 16, 2008

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Composite materials:  Composite materials John Summerscales Advanced Composites Manufacturing Centre School of Engineering University of Plymouth Internet resource for composites:  Internet resource for composites Teaching support materials for MATS324 Composites design and manufacture: Case studies: offshore structures, naval vessels, yacht hulls, canoes, sailcloth. Marine Composites: state-of-the-art:  Marine Composites: state-of-the-art Swedish Navy Visby stealth corvette 600 tons - 72 m long - FRP sandwich Royal Navy mine counter measures vessels 725 tons - 60 m long - monolithic GRP Marine Composites: state-of-the-art:  Marine Composites: state-of-the-art VT Mirabella V sloop rigged yacht 740 tonnes - 75.2 m long - 90 m mast CFRP/GRP/polyolefin foam Marine leisure:  Marine leisure Power-boats: racing/“gin palaces” Sailing: ocean racing thro’ boating lake Diving: wet-suits and air-tanks Halmatic GFRPP boat - Research, development and evaluation of environmentally friendly advanced thermoplastic composites for the manufacture of large surface area structures (EU BE-3152 : BRPR-CT96-0228) Formula 1:  Formula 1 Road cars:  Road cars McLaren F1 road car Road cars:  Road cars Lotus Elise S2 Reliant Robin 65 (2000) Caparo Freestream T1:  Caparo Freestream T1 Dimitris Katsanis:  Dimitris Katsanis BEng CME graduate (project & Olympics) Railways:  Railways Inter-City 125 locomotive cab Aircraft specifications:  Aircraft specifications Aerospace: Airbus A380:  Aerospace: Airbus A380 The world’s only twin-deck, four-aisle airliner The airlines’ solution to growing demand for air travel The green giant, more fuel-efficient than your car The dedicated three-deck 150 tonne long-range freighter Aerospace: defence:  Aerospace: defence Joint Strike Fighter (F-35) Biomimetics  Biomimetics Common Tern Ivory Gull Squacco Stone Curlew Aerospace: defence:  Grumman X-29 FSW aircraft 1984 to 1992 Aerospace: defence Wind energy:  Wind energy Vestas Blades UK Limited (formerly NEG-Micon ) Isle of Wight wind turbine blades up to 42 m developed with ACMC Plymouth Key features: offshore wind farm:  Key features: offshore wind farm Middelgrunden windfarm length of 3.4 km near Copenhagen, Denmark 20 turbines, each 2 MW 60 m hub height, 76 m rotor diameter. water depth of 2-6 metres modified corrosion protection, internal climate control, built-in service cranes. 85 000 MWh pa (3% Copenhagen's needs) construction March 2000 to March 2001 Rehabilitation of civil engineering structures:  Rehabilitation of civil engineering structures London Underground tunnels Bridge structures:  Bridge structures Aberfeldy footbridge over River Tay BEng Composite Materials Engineering:  BEng Composite Materials Engineering Year 1 common with Mech Eng/Marine Tech Year 2 common with Mech Eng Year 3 in industry ? Year 4: 40 credits for composites pathway composites design and manufacture (20 credits) selection, characterisation, stress analysis & manufacture composites engineering (20 credits practical) mountain bike suspension/bike front forks yacht winch handle skaters trolley/dinghy launching trolley Composites graduate destinations:  Composites graduate destinations Aerospace Air France, Airbus (UK & F), BAe, GKN etc Formula 1 Benetton, McLaren, Team Toyota, Williams Automotive Aston Martin Lagonda, BMW (D), Pininfarina (D), TWR Leafield Marine Carbospars (ES), Princess, Sunseeker To contact me:  To contact me Dr John Summerscales Reynolds Building Room 008  01752.23.2650  07753.56.8733 01752.23.2638

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