LIGHTer and Chalmers invite to a workshop on: Solutions to Composites Challenges Äger rum: 2018-03-02 2017-12-08

On March 2nd 2018 LIGHTer organised a workshop on Solutions to Composites Challenges at Chalmers University of Technology.

The workshop took place in Palmstedtsalen at Chalmersplatsen 1, Gothenburg, attracted engineers from industry across disciplines as well as students and academics.

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Aim and Introduction:

The aim of the workshop was to provide insight in the challenges associated with using composites. The seminar addressed materials, design and manufacturing methods as well as recycling and end-of-life issues for using composite materials across disciplines. Presentations were given by people from industry and academia, and provided a balanced perspective on issues discussed.

The seminar first addressed need for automated manufacture and then turned in to a number of design related topics. Finally, internationally leading scientists presented their research on environmental related challenges associated with use of composites in industry. 


09:00 – 09:30   Coffee and Registration

09:30 – 09:45   Welcome and introduction

09:45 – 10:30   Automated manufacture (medium volumes), Dr Fredrik Edgren, GKN Aerospace, Sweden

10:30 – 11:15   Cost / performance assessment of alternative material, Dr Per Mårtensson, Bcomp Ltd, Switzerland

11:15 – 12:00   Variability in composites and its effect on design allowables, Mr Dennis Wilhelmsson, Chalmers, Sweden

12:00 – 13:00   Lunch

13:00 – 13:45   Probabilistic Analysis and Verification process for composite structures (Results from the LIGHTer project PAVE),  Dr Mohammad Rouhi, Swerea SICOMP

13:45-14:30     Probabilistic analysis and verification of automotive composite structures, Dr Renaud Gutkin, Volvo Car Corporation, Sweden

14:30 – 15:00  Coffee

15:00 – 15:45   Recycling and reuse of carbon fibre composites, Dr Soraia Pimenta, Imperial College London, UK

15:45 – 16:30   LCC/LCA of composites for automotive and aeronautical applications, Prof. Veronique Michaud, EPFL, Switzerland

16:30 – 16:45   Summary and Conclusions



Professor Leif Asp,

Dr Brina Blinzler,