Core Competencies

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Fabrication of Adhesive Joints

  1. -Composite laminates (prepreg & resin infusion)

  2. -Composite joints (co-cured, co-bonded, secondary bonded, etc.)



Characterisation

  1. -Thermo-mechanical properties

  2. -Fracture/damage properties

  3. -Durability/fatigue

  4. -Rate

  5. -Temperature

  6. -Mode-mixity

  7. -Constraint

  8. -Microscopy/spectroscopy



Multi-scale Modelling

  1. -Continuum and micromechanical

  2. -Development of predictive models on different length/time scales

  3. -Coupling of microscopy and modelling towards structure-property relationship

  4. -Materials by design (tailored properties, toughening, stiffening, etc.)



Machining with Super Hard Materials (PCBN and PCD)

  1. -Drilling

  2. -Interrupted cutting

  3. -Fracture

  4. -Structure-property relationships

UCD Centre of Adhesion and Adhesives

School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering

University College Dublin