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ESTEEM - Sustainable manufacturing for future composites

Principal investigator: Han ZHANG
Funding source(s): EPSRC
 Start: 01-10-2021  /  End: 30-09-2024
 Amount: £395,947
SEMS division:
With only 1% of energy consumption compared to current manufacturing methods, high performance composites with integrated new functions like deformation and damage sensing as well as de-icing will be manufactured without needs of even an oven. This new method will be tuned to fully comply with the processing requirements of existing high performance composite systems, reducing costs in capital investment, operational, and maintenance aspects. The new functions will also provide real-time health monitoring of components' structural integrity to enable condition based maintenance with high reliability.