Multi-scale modelling of fibre reinforced composites
JRI Mechanics of Materials & Structures and Bioengineering
This project aims to investigate the complex fibre-matrix interaction of fibre reinforced thermoplastic composites and in particular to develop a computational modelling approach for the macroscopic behaviour of these composites based on a detailed understanding and modelling of the microscale. This PhD project is a joint project between University of Glasgow and Strathclyde University with the main supervision carried out by the University of Glasgow. The uniqueness of this project lies in the synergetic relationship between computational modelling and material testing. In a related PhD project at Strathclyde University, experiments will be designed in response to specific requirements of the computational models that are developed.