ASCC Researchers present at European Conference on Composite Materials


ASCC Researchers present at
European Conference on Composite Materials

June 29, 2011

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ORONO, Maine ūĎĀč The University of Maine‚Äôs Advanced Structures and Composites Center sent five researchers to Lausanne, Switzerland for the 20th European Conference on Composite Materials. ASCC researchers presented four papers in accordance with the ‚ÄúComposites Meets Sustainability‚ÄĚ theme.

A Multi-Scale Approach to Analysis of Short-Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Additively Manufactured Structures
Troy Zangle, Britt Helten, Benjamin Steva, Kyle Warren

Evaluation of the Shear Behavior of PETG/CF and PC/CF Coupons Manufactured using Large-Scale Additive Manufacturing Processes
Benjamin Steva, Kyle Warren, Camerin Seigars, Britt Helten

Characterizing the Tensile and Compressive Behavior of PETG/CF and PC/CF Manufactured using Large Scale Additive Processes
Camerin Seigars, Kyle Warren, Chris Murphy, Britt Helten

Homogenization of Additively Manufactured Materials
Britt Helten, Kyle Warren

ECCM brings together participants from academia and industry who share an interest in Composite Materials. This well-known conference series is the European forum for knowledge exchange on the recent accomplishments and the future trends in Composite Materials. ECCM has consistently drawn interest and participants from around the world. It is a meeting point for composite specialists and newcomers alike and has long been a venue where researchers and industrialists meet and establish long-lasting collaborations.

The Conference Theme this year is ‚ÄúComposites meet Sustainability‚ÄĚ. All usual topics of ECCM related to composite materials will of course be present (see Topics section); however, sustainability aspects will be highlighted with specific lectures, roundtables and sessions on a range of topics, from bio-based composites to energy efficiency in materials production and use phases, as well as end-of-life scenarios and recycling.‚ÄĚ ECCM20

Sustainability in composite materials remains a key research goal across the many research areas at the ASCC from additive manufacturing, offshore wind, wood composites, thermoplastics, and more.

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