Materials Group

About the Group

The Materials Group performs research in a number of areas relevant to aerospace:

  • Composite Design, including ceramic/metal laminates, the compressive failure of composites, homogenisation theory to predict the localisation and failure of composites.
  • Processing of engineering materials, including power compaction and welding.
  • Metallic foams, encompassing their processing, microstructure, engineering properties and their end use.