Ángela is an aerospace engineer, with postgraduate education oriented towards advanced materials. Currently a PhD researcher at the University of Nottingham (UK) on the Composites Research Group. Wide experience in research at an undergraduate and postgraduate level. Specialties: Composite materials, in particular textile composites and manufacturing techniques, and finite element analysis (ABAQUS).
The research project consists of a study of the reinforcement fibre orientation in composites and how this is affected by manufacturing forming processes. The research challenge is to characterise… read more
The research project consists of a study of the reinforcement fibre orientation in composites and how this is affected by manufacturing forming processes. The research challenge is to characterise the architecture of woven and non-crimp fabrics in the post-formed state and to determine the resulting structural properties of the composite. A state-of-the-art scanning and measurement system, the Hexagon Apodius system will be used to capture the fibre orientations, enabling the development of an understanding of the forming processes. In this way, material models can be developed to improve the prediction of wrinkling, the main type of defect suffered by the architectures under study. The research project will be supported by the EPSRC Future Composite Manufacturing Research Hub.
Faculty of EngineeringThe University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG9 5HR
contact: Prof Nick Warrior
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