34th International Risoe Symposium on Materials Science
2-5 September 2013 Roskilde, Denmark
The challenge of the present state of fibre composite processing is to bring the various materials science disciplines together to promote technological development. High]level scientific knowledge of the physical and chemical mechanisms taking place during processing of fibre composites is available, including detailed knowledge on the behaviour of the constituent materials, but in many cases this knowledge is not integrated and brought to practice.
The symposium will focus on the links between fundamental science and more practically oriented developments of processing techniques, in order to further our understanding of relationships between processing conditions and engineering properties of the final composites. At present, the effect of changed process conditions is typically only assessed in a qualitative way due to insufficient knowledge on the underlying mechanisms. Altogether, the aim of the symposium is to explore the scientific basis for development and optimization of processing of fibre composite approaching maximum materials performance.
The symposium is addressing studies of composite materials with a polymer matrix and with fibres from nanoscale to microscale, from short to long, and processed by a variety of techniques. Among the specific topics of the symposium are: