Imperial College London

ProfessorPaulRobinson

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Professor of Mechanics of Composites
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 5073p.robinson

 
 
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Location

 

261Roderic Hill BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

Reader in Mechanics of Composites MSc, PhD

Administrative Duties

Head, The Composites Centre

 

The susceptibility of polymer matrix composites to delamination has been major thread which has run through much of my research activity to date. This activity has included the development and investigation of tests for characterising delamination resistance and the development of methods for predicting delamination growth in composite components due to static loading and, more recently, fatigue. My interest in failure mechanics of composites has developed beyond delamination to include test methods for the through-thickness properties of laminates, the energy absorption characteristics of sandwich panel structures and the application of interlaminar toughness tests to through-thickness reinforced composite laminates. Recently I have also been developing tests for measuring the energy absorption associated with in-plane failure modes of composites for use in general failure modelling of composite structures.

Publications

Journals

Robinson P, Bismarck A, Zhang B, et al., 2017, Deployable, shape memory carbon fibre composites without shape memory constituents, Composites Science and Technology, Vol:145, ISSN:0266-3538, Pages:96-104

Diao H, Robinson P, Wisnom MR, et al., 2016, Unidirectional carbon fibre reinforced polyamide-12 composites with enhanced strain to tensile failure by introducing fibre waviness, Composites Part A-applied Science and Manufacturing, Vol:87, ISSN:1359-835X, Pages:186-193

Maples HA, Smith O, Burgstaller C, et al., 2016, Improving the ply/interleaf interface in carbon fibre reinforced composites with variable stiffness, Composites Science and Technology, Vol:128, ISSN:0266-3538, Pages:185-192

Conference

Anthony DB, Grail G, Bismarck A, et al., 2016, Exploring the tensile response in small carbon fibre composite bundles

Bismarck A, Blaker JJ, Anthony DB, et al., 2016, Development of novel composites through fibre and interface/interphase modification, 37th Riso International Symposium on Materials Science - Understanding Performance of Composite Materials - Mechanisms Controlling Properties, IOP PUBLISHING LTD, ISSN:1757-8981

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